Benefits of an Annual Boiler Service

Regular checks and maintenance of your boiler may easily get overlooked, but there are numerous advantages to doing so. In this post our heating engineers, across Bolton, Bury and Burnley, go through the main reasons why you should have your boiler serviced once a year.

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8 Benefits of a Boiler Service 

Lowers Energy Bills

Getting your boiler serviced annually helps guarantee that your boiler is running as efficiently as possible and that you aren't wasting any fuel. This will massively help save you money on your energy costs, but it will also minimise your carbon footprint and environmental impact.

Avoid Boiler Repair Costs

You can increase the reliability of your heating system, prevent potential boiler repairs, and extend the life of your boiler by servicing it once a year. Regular inspections and maintenance may help identify minor problems that could lead to more serious problems, such as needing to replace your existing boiler.

Ensures Safety

A boiler that isn't working properly might be quite harmful. Fires, gas leaks, and carbon monoxide poisoning can all be avoided with annual boiler servicing. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that kills quickly and without warning. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm, in addition to an annual boiler servicing, can help protect you and your family. 

Boiler Guarantee

If you don't get an annual boiler service on your new boiler, your guarantee may be voided. A lot of manufacturer guarantees mandate that your new boiler be serviced every 12 months by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Peace of Mind

It's recommended to get your boiler serviced before the winter. Nothing is more frustrating than trying to turn on the heating during the winter and discovering there is a problem, so when you get your boiler serviced before the winter, you can have peace of mind knowing that your boiler will not let you down when you need it the most. 

Extended Lifespan

Regular servicing can help your boiler last much longer. Through early detection and resolution of minor faults, you may save premature wear and strain on vital components and guarantee the continued efficient operation of your boiler for many years to come.

Improved Heating Performance

A boiler that is kept up to date runs more effectively and distributes heat evenly throughout your house. The heating engineer will clean and adjust the burner, heat exchanger and thermostat, among other parts, during a service to guarantee your boiler operates at peak efficiency and keeps the interior temperature comfortable.

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Signs Your Boiler Needs Servicing

Strange Noises

Unusual noises from your boiler, such as whistling, slamming, or hissing, may be signs of more serious problems. Wearing out parts, limescale accumulation, or trapped air could be the source of these noises. A competent heating engineer may examine the boiler to determine the noise's origin and carry out any required maintenance.

Fluctuating Temperatures

Your boiler may require maintenance if you observe uneven heating in your house, with some rooms feeling warmer than others. Temperature variations could be a sign of issues with the thermostat, airlocks, or circulation pump. Restoring balanced warmth throughout your property might be facilitated by boiler servicing.

Increased Energy Bills

Reduced boiler efficiency may be indicated by an abrupt increase in your energy costs that does not coincide with an increase in usage. The boiler's function may be hampered over time by the accumulation of dirt, debris, and mineral deposits, which would require the boiler to use more fuel to maintain the proper temperature. Maintaining your heating system can help you save money and become more energy efficient.

Pilot Light Extinction

If the pilot light on your boiler is extinguished regularly, there can be a problem with the ventilation, gas supply or ignition system. Ignoring this issue could result in unsafe conditions and inconsistent heating. A heating engineer can look into why the pilot light is going out and fix or alter the system as needed.

Visible Leaks or Drips

Any drips or leaks that are readily apparent near your boiler need to be fixed right away. Water leaks can harm nearby components and cause rusting or the formation of mould. A competent specialist can locate the leak's source, fix or replace any damaged components, stop more water damage, and guarantee your boiler operates safely.

More: Top Signs Your Boiler Needs a Service

Speak to a heating engineer

For more information on the benefits of getting your boiler serviced, call our team on 07791 20802791 and we'll be happy to help.