A gas boiler is solely responsible for the highest amount of energy consumption in a typical household. Therefore it is vital that the boiler is serviced regularly on an annual basis. With modern boilers, there are many working parts, both mechanical and electrical, meaning there’s potentially a lot to go wrong! Research has shown that an average boiler repair can vary from £280-£350.
Many homeowners forget about servicing their boiler, until something goes wrong with it. There are several benefits of having your boiler regularly serviced.
- Reducing your gas bill – this can be achieved by the servicing engineer ensuring that your boiler is running at optimum levels, and burning the correct amount of gas
- Landlord’s legal responsibility – if you’re a landlord, by law, you have to have your boiler and any other gas appliances in the rented property checked annually to make sure they are safe. Your Gas Safe Registered Engineer will then issue a CP12 certificate.
- Carbon Monoxide (the silent killer) – everyone has heard about the amount of deaths in the media caused by this deadly gas. Boilers that haven’t been installed correctly, aren’t maintained or ventilated properly can give off this gas into the home. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headaches, drowsiness, nausea, breathlessness and stomach pains. Signs are hard to spot and can be confused with tiredness or a cold.
- Save money on repairs – a full boiler breakdown/repair can often be prevented by spotting the problem before it becomes an issue on an annual service. The problem can then be remedied during the service, causing less disruption at home and usually saving the homeowner money in the process.
If you’d like to find out more, or book in an annual boiler service in the Swindon area, please get in touch at email@example.com or call 01793467666
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