You may have heard about the importance of getting your boiler regularly serviced but don’t understand why it is so important. Here are some handy questions and answers.
Do I need to maintain my boiler?
Yes. Maintaining your boiler is important for a number of reasons. A lack of regular servicing will likely invalidate your manufacturer’s warranty. If you want to get the most from your boiler and increase its life span, servicing is essential.
How often should my boiler receive a service?
Synergy recommend that you have your boiler serviced annually in most cases.
Will boiler servicing contribute to good health and safety practices?
Carbon Monoxide presents a potential danger where fuel burning occurs and can be very difficult for humans to detect. This gas does not present an odour and cannot be seen by the naked eye. If you have dangerous levels of Carbon Monoxide in the house you may not know until it is too late. If you want to significantly reduce the risk of poisoning, you should have your boiler regularly serviced to assess that fuel is being combusted safely. A service may also pinpoint potential problems before they get worse.
When is the best time to get my boiler serviced?
Anytime is a good time to keep your boiler regularly serviced. Winter brings cold weather and can place more demand on the system, so colder times of the year often see more frequent boiler breakdowns, but this can be for a variety of reasons including neglect, so make sure that your boiler receives attention whatever the season. Be sure to get the boiler serviced at a convenient time when you are ready, rather than deal with an unexpected fault when you least expect it.
Is regular boiler servicing a wise investment?
Absolutely. For reasons touched on above, maintaining your boiler is a shrewd investment. Servicing and small repairs are going to cost a lot less than a complete overhaul, so don’t wait until your boiler is on life-support before calling in the engineers. It is easy to forget about the household boiler, as it is hidden away most of the time, but it is important to remind yourself that it is one of the most expensive pieces of equipment in your property and needs appropriate care.
Who can service my boiler in Loughborough and surrounding areas?
We are happy to help. Synergy Plumbing Services are local to Loughborough and surrounding villages. We serve Shepshed, Hathern, Kegworth and the East Midlands. Boiler servicing is essential even during times where there are lockdown restrictions, so don’t hesitate to call us for peace of mind.