As the heat rises and summer is in the air, getting your boiler serviced may be the last thing on your mind. But come the winter season, you’ll be depending on your boiler pretty much every day!
To avoid finding out too late that your home or office’s heating system isn’t working, you’ll want to take advantage of getting it serviced sooner rather than later.
Here are the top reasons why getting your boiler serviced during the summer is key to a comfortable autumn and winter:
1. It will ensure your health and safety during the colder months
If you’re running a fuel-burning appliance in your home or office, carbon monoxide emissions can be dangerous to your health. As carbon monoxide is tasteless, odourless, and colourless, you won’t know if this gas is being discharged from your machine. Getting your boiler serviced regularly ensures that it’s combusting fuel safely and efficiently.
A broken-down boiler can be an inconvenience, and at other times a serious health risk, especially when you’re experiencing a lack of heating and hot water. This is especially true if you’re sharing your home with the elderly, people who are unwell, or young children. If this is the case then you’re going to want to get your boiler serviced as soon as possible.
If you work in real estate and rent out properties, you’re required by law to have a gas safety certificate on hand to ensure that your machines are operating properly. An annual boiler evaluation and service during the summer is inexpensive and strategic.
2. You won’t be subject to a much longer waiting list
For the hundreds of homeowners who wait until autumn to get their boilers serviced, heating engineers may already be tending to calls about breakdowns that need to be repaired immediately.
If you call for an inspection in the summer, not only will you not have to worry about an unexpected bill or put up with freezing baths for weeks, but you can have your machine serviced on your terms if you get it done early.
3. It’ll save you a lot of money
Scheduling in regular maintenance can be a lot less costly in the long run, as you’ll get to avoid the bills that come with a full repair or parts replacement. When it comes to everyday household appliances, boilers are far more expensive to repair than your microwave or oven.
Not to mention, regular check-ups can minimise the risk of breakdowns and extend the lifespan of your boiler altogether.
By calling in early, your engineer can make sure your machine is running at its highest efficiency, which also means you’ll get to reduce your energy bill.
Factors that may affect this, however, are the type of boiler you have and how old your appliance is.
If your boiler is under warranty, your guarantee can be at risk of becoming void if you don’t have your machine serviced annually. Just to be sure, read your warranty conditions carefully.
As we head into June, your boiler is primed for an inspection. At Grampian Boiler Services we are servicing and repair experts, who can also help you keep your home safe and warm as well as completing mandatory certifications required to achieve your Landlord CP12, if relevant.
In need of a boiler installation or service in Aberdeen? If you’re in and around the Grampian area, we’ll be expecting your call to Grampian Boiler Services!