When is the best time to service my boiler?
As the nights draw in and temperatures drop, you may find yourself thinking of cosy autumn and winter evenings, snugly enjoying a warm home away from the cold outside. It is important to remember, though, that that cosiness depends on an efficient central heating system and a working boiler. Boilers work hard in the colder months, and so they need to be in perfect condition to handle the exertions and deliver the heat that your home or business requires. Now, early Autumn, is the perfect time to get your boiler serviced, and MP Plumbing has personnel at the ready to ensure that your boiler is in peak condition to face the cold months ahead.
Bristol-based MP Plumbing specialists are Gas Safe registered, so you can be sure that your boiler will be handled with care and expertise that is recognised, reliable and regulated. Our engineers can service and maintain an array of domestic boilers, whether they be system, conventional or combi boilers. During a boiler service, one of our fully qualified Gas Safe engineers tests your boiler components to ensure there are no leaks, corrosion or other issues that could affect the performance of your boiler. If parts need replacing we can source and quote then for you. By the time the service is complete, all components of your boiler will have been inspected and cleaned.
To prepare for winter, your heating system, boiler and storage tank should be in working order. A serviced boiler reduces running costs and higher than necessary energy bills in the colder seasons. Furthermore, and of crucial importance, both oil and gas boilers can emit carbon monoxide. It’s estimated that around 2000 people a year end up with carbon monoxide poisoning due to faulty boilers. Carbon monoxide poisoning is not something to be taken lightly, as it can be fatal, but it is something that can be avoided by simply getting your boiler annually serviced and maintained.
Not only is a boiler service vital for personal safety, many insurance companies ask for a valid gas safety certificate before considering claims. A gas safety certificate also protects the validity of your boiler’s warranty. If you are a landlord, or your boiler is for your business, then it is a legal requirement to have a valid gas safety certificate.
Noone wants to end up freezing in the midst of winter due to a boiler breakdown, facing a long wait for an engineer, due to a higher rate of callouts, and a high bill just as Christmas spending looms. Yet this is precisely what happens to, on average, a fifth of UK homes. Most boiler breakdowns are due to minor issues becoming major ones when the boiler is under most demand. Those minor issues can be discovered in a service and repaired before they develop into major issues causing breakdowns and the associated high bills.
So, if your boiler has not yet been serviced, then get it done now. Now is the perfect time for a boiler service and once it has been done with MP Plumbing, you can rest easy, looking forward to luxuriating in the cosiness of winter. Far preferable to freezing while you wait for a delayed, and expensive, visit to deal with a boiler breakdown! If your boiler is due for a service, contact M P Plumbing on 07779 303880 or complete our contact form to book an appointment.