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Is My Annual Boiler Service Necessary?

by Dr Prem Community Writer

A boiler, like any other appliance in your home, requires service and maintenance. It is virtually impossible for certain products to last as long as they are intended to without regular maintenance.

A car is a perfect example. It may run perfectly, but it will do so better and also save gas if you clean the engine, replace oil, change filters, and so on.

Therefore, it is safe to say that your boiler requires similar maintenance as well.

So, let’s see why your annual boiler service is more than just necessary for the product’s good health, as well as for your wallet.

Why Should I Service My Boiler?

Naturally, the main reason why the annual boiler service is necessary is because you want to make sure that it is functioning properly. Besides that, you also have to service your boiler because:

●      You Want to Keep the Warranty Intact

Boiler-ServiceThe warranty period of your boiler may be of up to 10 years. During this time, manufacturers require consumers to have an annual service in order to keep the warranty valid.

If your boiler is under warranty and you do not service it every 12 months, then your warranty will become void. In such cases, you will have to pay for any repairs and/or maintenance if something happens to the boiler.

●      Discover Faults in the Product

Given that you may not be a professional in terms of boilers and their issues, it is very likely that you will know that something’s wrong only when you’re left with no hot water or heating.

However, during a service session, the trained plumbing and heating engineer will be able to spot and solve any issues before they become too serious and render your boiler useless.

On top of that, you also shouldn’t ignore any minor issues – it goes without saying why!

●      You Want to Stay Safe

Boiler-ServiceEven though gas leaks are usually very rare, they can be fatal, or at least extremely dangerous. You could even be the subject of carbon monoxide poisoning, which can, as you may know, be mistaken for other common sicknesses.

If you have your boiler tested regularly, you remove any possible risks and you also make sure that you and your family are safe in your own home.

●      Save Money on Energy Bills

Naturally, the older the parts of a boiler are, the less energy-efficient the system will be. This process cannot be stopped – unless you buy a new boiler, of course.

However, you can prolong the life of your boiler and its parts if you regularly service it. The service engineer will clean the boiler, its parts, replace any small parts that may have worn out, and, overall, keep the system in good shape.

In addition, you can also add a boiler cover to make the most out of it.

Doing so will, obviously, help you save money on your energy bills. If the parts and the boiler work as intended – with no issues, dust, or faulty parts slowing it down – you can save some money!

The Bottom Line

Long story short – yes, your annual boiler service is more than necessary! First of all, you get to keep your warranty. Don’t expect a service or a manufacturer to repair your boiler for free if it breaks down after five years of continuous use with no service/maintenance.

Then, you avoid bigger issues, such as being left with no heating or hot water in the middle of winter. It is more than obvious why you should make sure that your boiler is being taken care of by a certified professional at least once a year!

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