Whilst we’re all enjoying the warm weather now that it’s summer, a lot of people forget that it’s a great time to get their boiler service for the year checked off to ensure that their central heating is working properly once the winter rolls back around.
Getting an annual boiler service is the best way to prevent any potential boiler breakdowns, and it will give you peace of mind knowing that your heating and hot water is ready to go throughout the year.
However, some people don’t realise why regularly servicing their boiler is so important.
In today’s blog, we’re going to explore some of the key reasons you should be booking your annual boiler service today!
What Is a Boiler Service?
A boiler service is a comprehensive check performed by a qualified heating engineer (one of our Gas Safe registered engineers!) to ensure that your boiler is functioning optimally and as safely as possible.
During the service, the engineer will inspect and clean various components, depending on the type of boiler, identify potential issues and carry out any necessary adjustments to keep your boiler in good working condition.
Think of it as your boiler’s yearly checkup!
Why Should I Get a Boiler Service?
Booking a boiler service is a great way to ensure you’re not caught off-guard by your boiler breaking when you need it most!
There are a few key reasons to get one, though, aside from the obvious.
Increased Efficiency and Performance
Regular servicing plays a vital role in maintaining your boiler’s efficiency and performance.
Over time, boilers can accumulate debris, such as limescale, which can affect how they operate and lead to higher energy bills overall. During a service, the heating engineer will clean and remove any build-up of debris, ensuring that your boiler is clean and running as well as it can be.
This helps to reduce energy bills and also reduces your carbon footprint, as your boiler will be emitting less waste due to it performing at maximum efficiency.
It’s no secret that a boiler is quite an investment, and therefore we’d all like them to last as long as possible!
Just like any other mechanical system, regular maintenance can significantly extend the lifespan of your boiler.
During a service, the engineer will inspect the various components, identify any wear and tear, and address any minor issues before they become major issues that could cause your boiler to break down.
By catching these issues early on, you can avoid them turning into costly repairs or premature boiler replacements further down the line.
One of the most critical aspects of a boiler service is actually ensuring the safety of your home and loved ones. Faulty boilers can create serious risks, like the potential for a carbon monoxide leak, which can be life-threatening if not caught.
During a boiler service, the engineer will check to detect any potential gas leaks or carbon monoxide emissions. They will also verify that your boiler’s ventilation and flues are functioning correctly.
Maintaining Warranty Requirements
Whilst we would always recommend a yearly boiler service, some manufacturer warranties actually require one to remain valid.
Many manufacturers specify that the boiler must undergo annual servicing by a qualified to keep the warranty intact, and failure to comply with these requirements might result in the warranty becoming void, leaving you responsible in the case that repairs or replacements are needed.
Book Your Boiler Service With KD Jones Today
We hope this blog has been useful in demonstrating some of the reasons that boiler services are so important.
Here at KD Jones, we’re proud to offer our wonderful customers the KD Jones loyalty scheme, which, for the price of a weekly coffee each month, gives you access to the following great benefits:
- One Annual gas boiler service and certificate
- 10% discount on ALL other works, including plumbing and heating repairs, power flushing and even replacement boilers!
- During colder, busier periods, you will receive priority attention in the event of a heating failure.
- More than one boiler? Add a second appliance and receive a special discounted price!
- Open to Landlords too, for your rental properties
As with all heating companies, demand for our services increases in the winter months.
By having your boiler serviced in the summer, there is less chance of your service being cancelled to accommodate emergency callouts. In addition, if you do need a repair, there is more capacity in summer to carry out the repair quickly.
If you’d like to ensure that your boiler is operating at its best this year, give us a call today on 01737 211 376 to speak to a member of our friendly team.