Whether you’re a homeowner or landlord, there are lots of benefits to having your boiler serviced annually by Tailored Heat. Our Gas Safe registered engineers are fully qualified to service and maintain most makes of mains gas and LPG boilers, offering friendly and expert assistance across all areas of west Devon and south Cornwall from our Plymouth base.
So, why is it so important to have your boiler serviced once a year and how will you and your household (or tenants) benefit? Let’s take a look.
Our Annual Boiler Service Benefits:
A well-maintained boiler is less likely to develop potentially dangerous faults, which could lead to fires, explosions or carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. As part of the annual servicing process, your Tailored Heat engineer will check your boiler for any developing safety hazards and make sure everything’s working properly.
All boilers become less efficient over time, but this can happen more quickly if you don’t arrange for regular servicing. For example, dirt and soot will build up in your boiler, which your engineer can clear away during annual service appointments. If debris is left to accumulate over longer periods of time, you’ll find your heating and hot water won’t operate as efficiently as before.
Reduced energy bills and carbon emissions
Leading on from our last point, a more efficient boiler will use less gas and give out less carbon. So, whilst annual servicing can be viewed as an extra cost, it could actually save you money on your energy bills in the longer term. And with today’s growing concerns over climate change, the more we can all do to cut our household carbon emissions, the better.
Peace of mind as winter approaches
OK, so it’s still only July but it won’t be long before autumn comes around and you think about switching the central heating back on! The last thing you want is for your boiler to break down just as the weather’s turning cold. Getting it serviced over the summer is the ideal time to make sure any problems are identified at an early stage so they can be sorted out straightaway.
Less chance of a breakdown
Winter or summer, you still need your boiler for hot water even if the heating isn’t on. Your annual service will give you the reassurance that both your hot water and heating will work when you turn them on, so you can stay warm and comfortable (and clean!) all year round. You’ll also avoid or reduce the need to shell out for repairs and replacement parts – or even the cost of a brand new boiler.
Keeping your warranty valid
If your boiler is still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, this will almost certainly require you to have an annual boiler service, carried out by a Gas Safe engineer, to keep it valid. By complying, you probably won’t have to pay for any repairs, new parts or even a replacement boiler if the appliance breaks down during the warranty’s lifetime (although there may be exceptions – please see your warranty paperwork for full details).
A longer lifespan for your boiler
A properly serviced boiler can last for many years. By servicing your boiler annually, Tailored Heat can help extend its lifespan by keeping it working as safely and efficiently as possible. After all, a new mains gas or LPG boiler is a big expense and no one wants to buy one more often than they need to!
Increased value for your home
A well-maintained boiler with an unbroken service record could boost the value of your home if you’re looking to sell it. If you rent out your property, you may be able to ask for a higher monthly rent if you can show prospective tenants that the boiler is in good order and will work reliably. It may sound like a minor point, but would you want to buy or rent a home with a boiler that’s not been maintained correctly? Probably not!
Meeting a landlord’s legal obligations
A full service isn’t a legal requirement for a boiler or any other gas appliance in a rented property. However, an annual Gas Safety Check, undertaken by a registered Gas Safe engineer, is a legal obligation. We always recommend that landlords upgrade this to a boiler service, as Gas Safety Checks aren’t as in-depth and include fewer tests and checks than a full service.
As you can see, there are many good reasons to have your boiler serviced annually! It’s a relatively low cost investment that can help keep you or your tenants safe, save you money and extend the life of your boiler. You’ll reduce your environmental impact, too.
Spread the cost of your annual service with a Boiler Care Plan
At Tailored Heat, we offer a choice of Boiler Care Plans with different levels of cover. Starting from just £6.99 a month for our Bronze package, all our plans include the cost of your annual boiler service, plus priority call-outs and preferential rates on our heating and plumbing services in south Cornwall and west Devon. Find out more in our Boiler Care Plans brochure.
Book in your boiler service over the summer
As noted above, now’s the perfect time to get your boiler serviced. Our Tailored Heat engineers are less busy as there are fewer boiler breakdowns during the warmer months, and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your central heating will be ready for use when you need it.
You can book online or give our friendly team a call on 0800 689 1826.
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