When Should you Service your Boiler?
You’ve probably been told that you should service your boiler regularly, but what does that actually mean? Should you service your boiler every month? Every year? Or just wait until you experience a problem?
Knowing when to service your boiler can be tough, after all, not everyone’s a trained professional.
That’s why we’ve set out here exactly when you should service your boiler, and why this is the best option both for your boiler and your wallet.
Here’s when you should service your boiler
Arrange an Annual Boiler Service
First and foremost, you should make sure that your boiler is serviced every year.
An annual boiler service is regular enough to keep your boiler in good working condition and limit wear over time. Servicing any more regularly that this is probably unnecessary.
As well as keeping your boiler running when you need it, an annual service is also a condition of the warranty for many new boilers. If you want to keep your boiler’s warranty valid, you’ll have to service it annually.
Sometimes, not servicing your boiler annually can leave your home insurance invalid too, should you encounter a boiler problem.
Why is an Annual Boiler Service is Important?
Boilers benefit greatly from having an annual service but does it really matter when that takes place as long as it’s every year? From a functional point of view, it doesn’t really, however there are benefits in terms of convenience and cost that might just persuade you it’s worth moving your boiler service into the summer months.
Summer is the Best time to Service your Boiler
Why is it better to have a boiler service in summer than winter?
In our latest blog post we discuss why you should look to get your boiler serviced in the Summer rather than the Winter. Gasworks Edinburgh are your number one choice for boiler installation, repair and servicing in Edinburgh. So who better to explain why you should have your boiler serviced in the Summer.
When is the best time of the Year to Service your Boiler?
Few people question when the boiler service takes place, it’s often around the time of the year that it was originally installed or perhaps on the anniversary of a previous breakdown when a full service may have been necessary or the start of some kind of home cover policy you’ve had in the past. To comply with any warranty you do need to ensure that it doesn’t go longer than a year but other than that you are free to have it serviced whenever you like.
4 Reasons Why you should get your Boiler Serviced in the Summer
Here are a four reasons why the best time to service your boiler is the Summer time;
Because there are far fewer breakdowns in summer than winter, our engineers are not as busy. We discount our boiler service fee in the summer to help us balance our workload better. The service you get is exactly the same but you pay £20 less in the summer for your annual boiler service than you would in the winter.
Make sure your boiler is ready for Use in the Winter
Cold weather and turning the heating back on after being off for the summer are when most boiler problems occur. By having it serviced in the summer it should be good-to-go when you turn your heating on for the winter.
Summer Boiler Service is More Convenient
Not only are you going to be able to pick and choose the best date for you, because engineers aren’t as busy, if there is an issue that needs fixing it’s much less disruptive to have that done when you’re not reliant on the heating as you would be in the winter.
It’s nowhere near Christmas!
While a boiler service is necessary, nobody really enjoys paying out for it but it’s even less welcome around Christmas, or in the New Year, when every penny counts! Having it done in the summer keeps the expense nicely away from the most costly time of year.
Is summer a good time to get a boiler service?
We tend not to pay much attention to our heating systems during the warmer periods of the year, but it’s actually the most convenient time to carry out any maintenance, a boiler service or upgrades to newer, more-efficient models. It’s a common mistake to completely ignore the boiler and heating system during the warmer summer months as this may lead to problems when you need the heating most.
When else is a Good Time to Service your Boiler?
As you know we think the best time to service your boiler is in the summer. If you service your boiler in the summer months, you’ll likely be able to make an appointment sooner. If there is an issue with your boiler, servicing in the summer also means you won’t be left cold while it’s fixed.
Book in your service for July or August and make sure your boiler is ready to handle everything that the next winter has to throw at it. But when else should you consider having your boiler serviced?
Service your Boiler when moving Home
As well as servicing your boiler every year in the summer, you should also consider servicing when you move into a new home.
When moving house, you don’t always necessarily know when your boiler was last serviced. Servicing when you move will ensure that there are no unwanted problems left behind by the previous owner.
A service when you move home also means you know when the boiler’s last service took place, and you can keep servicing it annually afterwards.
Finally Consider a Service if Your Boiler Seems Inefficient
An annual service should be enough to keep your boiler in top condition, but if it’s been a while since your boiler was serviced and your boiler seems inefficient, a service may be in order.
A boiler that isn’t running efficiently is costing you money, so having your boiler serviced should get it back into working condition.
A service will also identify if there are any larger or more serious problems with your boiler.
Don’t Wait Until You Have a Problem
Most importantly, don’t wait until you have a problem before booking a boiler service.
If your boiler seems to be working well, it can be tempting to avoid servicing, thinking there’s no benefit.
In reality, even if your boiler is working well, problems can build up over time. Waiting until your boiler breaks is likely to mean higher repair costs than just having an annual service.
Get your boiler serviced every year, and don’t wait until it’s too late.
Book Your Annual Boiler Service Today
We hope you have a clearer idea of just when you should have your boiler serviced.
As boiler and heating specialists, Gasworks offers professional boiler servicing across a wide range of locations in the Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Just get in touch with our friendly boiler service team today to book your annual boiler service.