After having a new boiler fitted many homeowners may be forgiven for thinking they can now forget about their boiler for the next couple of years.
However, as the most utilised appliance in most UK householders, there is a real benefit in getting your boiler serviced regularly.
Most heating professionals strongly recommend that you have your gas boiler serviced annually and there are a variety of different reasons for this.
Why do new boilers need servicing?
A boiler service is a bit like taking your car for its MOT - a qualified professional will look at the boiler to ensure it is operating as it should be. Any discrepancies will be raised, and you then have an opportunity to fix any problems or make improvements to your heating setup. In most cases there will be no problems at all as your boiler will be working fine, but a boiler service can be valuable in catching potentially serious problems early.
Some of the benefits of an annual gas service also include:
Once fitted, most new boilers are covered by a warranty that supports you against any unexpected performance issues that may affect the appliance. For example, at Swale Heating we are currently offering a warranty period of 7 years when we fit Worcester or Vaillant boilers. However, to take advantage of this, the manufacturer demands that you adhere to a series of terms and conditions, one of which is that the boiler must be serviced annually by a qualified Gas Safe heating engineer.
The reason for this is that it signals to the manufacturer that you are looking after the boiler and are doing everything possible to prolong its lifespan. If you do not arrange to have your boiler serviced annually then you are at risk of invalidating your boiler’s warranty, which means that should you need to utilise it you may end up unable to take advantage of it. Arranging an annual service helps you to overcome this.
2) Safety first
As part of a boiler service your boiler is assessed to ensure it is operating in a safe manner that is not putting any one at risk. Although most new gas condensing boilers will be working absolutely fine in the years following the installation, it is always a good thing to ensure that your boiler is working as it should be so that you can address any problems before they escalate into something more serious.
This is also equally as important if you have an older boiler, as it is imperative that the appliance is operating as it should be without putting anyone in the home at risk from a malfunctioning boiler, with potential deadly carbon monoxide leaks.
3) Save Money
As well as providing vital safety checks, a service also ensures that the boiler is operating as efficiently as it should be.
The more efficient your boiler is operating, the less fuel you are likely to use and as a result the more money you are likely to save. Having a boiler service can help to ensure that your heating costs are kept at the level they should be.
Boiler installation can also be quite costly, so by keeping up-to-date with your boiler servicing, your boiler is easier to maintain and to keep working as efficiently as possible.
How much does a boiler service cost?
At Swale Heating we can service your boiler for an inclusive price of £70 (inc vat). Find out more about our boiler service.
In addition to this, we also include an annual service for all customers that sign up to one of our boiler cover plans. This works out to be a fantastic value for money, with our comprehensive boiler and heating system cover costing just £15.50 per month for new customers and only £9.16 per month if your boiler was installed by Swale Heating and is still in its warranty period. This really is a great deal, as you get the peace of mind of a boiler service, AND comprehensive boiler and heating system cover! Find out more about our boiler cover plans, Or call our sales team on 0800 731 33 44