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Why should I get my boiler serviced? Advice from BHE's boiler servicing Bolton team

01 Dec 2021

Why should I get my boiler serviced? When your household is busy, it's easy to forget about your boiler service, or to dismiss it as an expense that's not really needed. BHE's Bolton boiler servicing team advises on why your boiler service is an essential investment.

Why should I get my boiler serviced? Advice from BHE's boiler servicing Bolton team.

Why should I get my boiler serviced? Advice from BHE's boiler servicing Bolton team.

Why service your home's boiler every year? With busy lifestyles and plenty of demand on your household budget, boiler servicing can be easily forgotten or dismissed.

BHE's heating engineers service boilers throughout Bolton, Bury, Wigan, Lancaster, Morecambe, Kendal and the South Lakes, with expert heating, gas and plumbing services to keep your home gas safe all year round. We've put together our recommendations, and 5 top reasons why booking your boiler service should be at the top of your to-do list.

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1. A boiler service keeps your warranty valid

Most manufacturers, and often your home insurance policy too, require that you service your boiler annually to keep your manufacturer's warranty intact and valid.

With some boiler manufacturer warranties on models installed by Bolton's BHE lasting up to 10 years, that regular boiler service each year is important to continue to protect your appliance and you in the event of something going wrong. If you need to cover the costs of repairs, including parts, yourself, these can quickly mount up. Investing in a great-value boiler service every year will help you to avoid larger, unexpected repair bills and give you the reassurance you need that your warranty is in place.

2. Stay gas safe with annual boiler servicing

Staying gas safe in your home is so important. Annual boiler servicing, as well as gas fire and other appliance servicing, will help to prevent gas leaks or potential faults with your boiler, keeping appliances running safely.

Between 2001 and 2010, in England and Wales there were 250 hospitalisations related to carbon monoxide poisoning in homes. Faulty appliances can result in carbon monoxide leaks, an odourless and colourless gas which is tricky to detect but which can prove fatal. Not only do faulty boilers or gas fires present a carbon monoxide risk, but there is a real risk of serious fire in your home where appliances such as boilers are not gas safe.

✔ Know the six main symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.

✔ Install an audible carbon monoxide alarm and make sure your friends and relatives have one too. Check they are marked EN50291 and display the British Standards’ Kitemark.

3. Keep your boiler running efficiently & save on energy usage

By checking for leaks and faults, and with thorough cleaning and testing of all parts, an annual boiler service will help your appliance to run smoothly and more efficiently, perhaps even saving money on your energy bills! With less wastage, your boiler will cost less to run.

To help heat your home more efficiently, BHE can also install Hive smart thermostats linked to your existing boiler, or we can recommend a boiler installation upgrade to a modern, more energy-efficient boiler model which is better suited to your home, budget and energy needs.

4. Boiler servicing for landlords is a legal requirement

It's a legal requirement that landlords and businesses obtain an annual Gas Safety Certificate (or Landlord Gas Safety Record) for tenanted properties. Checking gas boilers, flues and associated pipework, as well as gas fires and other appliances, our gas engineers certify that gas boilers are safe, operating efficiently and identifying no leaks or potential issues.

You'll find your landlord's legal requirements set out in The Health & Safety At Work Act 1974, Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 and Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.

5. Help your boiler last longer

Much like anything, the better you look after your boiler, the longer it will last. By installing a quality boiler model from a reliable manufacturer, and with regular annual boiler servicing by Gas Safe Registered heating engineers such as Bolton's BHE, your boiler will run smoothly, efficiently and with clean flues and pipework which are checked regularly for corrosion, potential breakdown or other issues.

As boilers get older, they do become less energy efficient and carry potential for more problems to arise which can prove costly. Investing in an annual boiler service and good boiler care each year is a good way to prolong the life of your boiler beyond the average age of around 10-15 years.

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Don't miss your boiler service! Sign up now for a HomeGuard boiler service plan with BHE, Bolton

Don't rely on that calendar in the kitchen as a reminder to book your annual gas boiler service. A HomeGuard boiler service plan with BHE's Bolton gas and heating engineers makes sure your boiler service is carried out on time every year, as well as giving you great benefits and savings in the event of any breakdown during the year.

Choose a HomeGuard boiler service plan with BHE for your home in Bolton, Bury, Wigan or across the North West:

✔ Fast response times
✔ Don't miss a boiler service!
✔ Savings of up to £20 per month compared to national companies!
✔ Plans for landlords include Gas Safety Certificate
✔ Range of plans with options to choose from

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Ready to book your essential boiler service? Book with BHE now! Contact us or call 01204 450450.

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