6 Reasons why now is a good time to get your boiler serviced

Posted on 1st September 2021

Firstly, what is a boiler service?

An annual boiler service includes tests and checks on your boiler to ensure it is running efficiently and effectivly. Boiler checks should only be carried out by a Gas Safe enginner. At Notion Services our engineers are Gas Safe registered providing you peace of mind that our work is carried out safely and correctly.

The following checks are included in all our boiler services:

  • Checking for dangerous carbon monoxide leaks
  • Checking controls are working
  • Gas rate and pressure tests
  • Inspection of internal components
  • Combustion test using a flue analyser
  • Checking safety devises 
  • Inspection of water and gas pipework
  • Inspection of electrical connections and seals
  • Identifying any corrosion or leaks
  • Cleaning boiler parts

Getting your boiler serviced is one of those household tasks that many people overlook and put off, especially if your boiler seems to be working fine. 

However, it is important to service your boiler each year and September is the perfect time to do this as you're likely to be using your boiler less than you would during the colder months when you have your heating on. 

6 Reasons why to have your boiler serviced

1. Ensures your appliance is still safe to use

A faulty boiler could pose a bigger danger to your health and the health & safety of your family than you realise. Headaches, sickness, tiredness are all symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning which can occure if your faulty boiler is leaking gas. Servicing your boiler can give you peace of mind that you and your family are safe. Don't wait until it's too late!

2. Makes sure your boiler is still working to the best of its ability

As part of the service, your engineer is able to carry out all the necassary checks to make sure your boiler is running as efficiently as possible. This in turn can help save you money on your bills over time. 

3. Ensures your manufacturer's warranty remains valid

You may void your warranty if you do no have your boiler services annually. So, if your boiler breaks down or you are in need of any repairs you are at risk of not being able to claim your money back for these costs. It is worth reading the small print on your warranty to make sure you are meeting all the requirements. 

4. Helps catch boiler problems early

Having your boiler seviced annually means that smaller problems can be identified early and resolved before they fo any major damage which can be costly! Problems with your boiler, no matter how small, will not fix themselves so it is best to get them seen to early before it's time to turn your heating on and it break down. 

5. It's far cheaper than replacing your boiler

Regular checks and maintenance will ensure your boiler is kept running properly and enables you to fix smaller issues right away. A well maintained boiler is much more likely to last longer making sure you get your money's worth and avoid high replacement costs.

6. If you're a Landlord, it's the LAW!

If you're a landlord you are required by law to have an annual gas safety check carried out on all gas appliances in your properties. If you are a tenant it is worth noting that landlords are not responsible to carry out check on any appliances owned by you. 

So what are you waiting for? Give us a call on 0345 209 4747 or send us a message via our contact us page to book in for a boiler service with us!
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