6 reasons why it’s important to service your gas boiler

There is never a good time for your boiler to break down, however most people wait for there needs to be a problem before getting it looked at.  A regular boiler service can pick up issues before they become major problems and help you avoid hefty repair bills or emergency callouts.

Here are six reasons why you should get your boiler serviced regularly:

1. It keeps you and your family safe and healthy​

Carbon monoxide poisoning in the home accounts for 60 deaths a year and 250 people are hospitalised each year in England and Wales.  Since carbon monoxide gas is colourless, tasteless and odourless it is very hard to detect.  Having your boiler serviced regularly gives you peace of mind that potential problems can be identified and repaired before they cause serious damage to your health.

2. It keeps your warranty intact​

If your gas boiler is over 10 years old, or has not been regularly serviced it is highly likely that it is using too much energy and working too hard to supply your home with sufficient heating and hot water. THT Ltd’s qualified GasSafe engineers can help improve the safety, energy efficiency and effectiveness of your gas boiler, or advise on the best replacement if that’s the best solution for you.

3. It is cost efficient​

During a boiler service your engineer will check to ensure it is running efficiently, which can save money over time.   An efficient boiler uses less energy which reduces your utility bills and fixing minor problems before they turn into major ones helps avoid bigger repair bills.

4. It’s a legal requirement if you’re a landlord​

If you are a business or landlord you are legally obliged to keep your gas, LPG and oil appliances and installations maintained and safe to use.  You must provide a valid Gas Safe certificate or Landlord Gas Safety Record for gas boilers.

5. It’s cheaper than replacing your boiler​

Having your boiler serviced regularly ensures issues are fixed before they get too big which means that your boiler is less likely to break down.  A well-maintained boiler will usually outlive one that hasn’t been serviced.

6. Keep elderly relatives warm and comfy​

If you have elderly relatives or friends it’s a good idea to check they have their boiler serviced regularly. A boiler breakdown for elderly or vulnerable people can have severe health ramifications. Serious boiler problems are also usually more costly than finding them early, making it easier for them to deal with.

If you haven’t had your boiler serviced in a while, give THT Ltd a call on 023 8001 5008 and arrange for one of our engineers to come and give you peace of mind of a healthy and efficient boiler.