Updated: Apr 29, 2021
After publishing a couple of polls a few weeks ago onto Facebook and Instagram and finding that 45% of the people don't remember to get their boiler serviced regularly, we wanted to give you a friendly reminder about why that might not be such a good idea.
Boiler servicing is something that is regularly shoved to the bottom of the pile and forgotten about, but it shouldn't be. It could be the key to locating and fixing issues before they become problems.
It is recommended by law that we get our boilers serviced once a year to prevent nasty problems like carbon monoxide poisoning, which there are about 60 deaths from accidental poisonings each year in the UK.
Read more on CO Poisoning here
Although it isn't a legal requirement to get our boilers serviced every year, it is good practice in our lives because it can pick up on issues before they escalate, avoiding future malfunctions.
A good time of year to get your boiler serviced is in summer, during the summer months boilers tend not to be in use and this makes it a really important time to have your boiler servicing done before switching it back on during winter.
Servicing our boilers once a year not only saves us from future unwanted chaos but, can also save money on energy bills. Your engineer will make sure that your boiler is working efficiently and this, in turn, can save money because a more efficient boiler costs less to run.
For landlords, it is a legal requirement to have boilers serviced in properties that they own. These required checks include boilers, fireplaces and stoves. And these checks should be carried out by a qualified gas safe engineer. For tenants, it is also worth being aware that your landlord is not responsible for maintaining gas safety checks.
SO remember to get your boiler serviced every year!
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