The last thing you want to think about in the middle of summer are cold winter nights and boiler breakdowns, but for the savvy homeowner, now is the best time to book in your annual boiler service.
Regular boiler maintenance is important for many reasons: it will ensure your boiler is running efficiently and safely for the year ahead, it’ll validate any manufacturer’s warrantees, and help lengthen the lifespan of your boiler. Few homeowners are aware of how important this service is until they experience an unexpected breakdown or see their fuel bills spike in winter.
So why do it now instead of when the weather turns? The CIPHE is on hand with its top tips why.
Who can service my boiler?
Heating Engineers working on gas boilers should all be Gas Safe registered. For Oil fuelled appliances, turn to an OFTEC registered engineer and a HETAS registered engineer for bio and solid fuel. You can ensure your engineer also works to professional standards by employing CIPHE registered Heating Engineer. Use our find a plumber online service to find the best engineer for you.
And remember, it's not just homeowners who need to take note of boiler maintenance. Landlords are obliged to have a gas safety certificate by law and must ensure their boilers are running safely. An annual boiler service is essential and a relatively inexpensive piece of maintenance to undergo each year.