Why regular boiler maintenance is so important

Having an efficient and reliable boiler is essential to creating hot warmer and keeping your home warm. As with other appliances, your boiler must be serviced and maintained regularly to keep it in a good working condition. Here we’ll explain why it’s so important to have regular maintenance carried out on your boiler.

Spot potential issues and problems

As when you have your car serviced, a boiler servicing will involve detecting any potential problems with your boiler. If a gas engineer spots an issue, they will be able to resolve it, before it gets any worse. This could save you from having to fork out hundreds (or even thousands) of pounds to repair your boiler, whilst also preventing unwanted disturbances to your heating supply.

Replacing broken boilers can be very costly, so if you want to save yourself a significant amount of money, it is recommended that you have your boiler maintained on a regular basis.

Improve efficiency

Another reason why it is important to have your boiler serviced and maintained is that it will help to ensure it is working efficiently. If your boiler isn’t operating at its maximum capacity, it could result in you paying over the odds for your household energy.

Use a Gas Safe Registered engineer to service your boiler, they will test and inspect all of your boiler’s components and determine whether anything needs to be replaced. Although replacement parts aren’t cheap,
purchasing and installing them will allow you to save money in the long run through lower energy bills.

Keep in mind that even new boilers (which should be the most efficient) need maintaining in order to keep them in tiptop condition.

Ensure safety

Boilers are incredibly useful appliances for heating your home and water supply, however if faulty, they can potentially threaten the lives of those living in your house.

Boilers that have not been installed correctly or are not maintained well or not regularly serviced can potentially produce a poisonous gas known as carbon monoxide. This gas is often known as the silent killer, as it is both odourless and colourless, making it particularly difficult to spot.

If exposed to carbon monoxide you can become seriously ill and in some cases poisoning can prove to be fatal. If you or anyone in your household is experiencing these symptoms, seek medical advice immediately.

The best way to prevent a carbon monoxide leak and ensure safety is to have your boiler serviced on a regular basis. A Gas Safe Registered engineer will be able to spot anything wrong with your appliance that could potentially cause a leak in the future. They will then be able to rectify the problem, ensuring your appliance is left completely safe.

Whilst having your boiler serviced and maintained regularly will definitely help to keep you and your family safe, although a carbon monoxide alarm installed at home is a good idea to detect leaks.

Boiler maintenance requirements

It is recommended that you have your boiler serviced and maintained on an annual basis. This will help to keep it in optimal condition and help to prevent any unforeseen problems from occurring. In the mean time, if you notice anything wrong with your boiler, it is a good idea to seek help from a professional gas engineer.

The person you hire to service and maintain your boiler must be Gas Safe Registered. This will ensure they have the skills and knowledge to inspect and maintain your boiler safely.

If you require boiler maintenance, feel free to get in touch with Priory Gas Heating on 020 8351 3395.