Boiler problems are inconvenient at the best of times – but they always seem to come at the wrong time, usually during the winter months when you really need your heating and hot water to be working perfectly.
In order to make sure that your central heating boiler runs efficiently and safely, it’s important to have it serviced on a regular basis. A bit like an MOT on a car, we would recommend that you have your boiler professionally serviced every year.
Boiler safety is paramount. Did you know that thousands of people in the UK are admitted to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning every year – and about 40 people per year die from it? CO gas emanating from malfunctioning gas appliances and badly ventilated systems is colourless, odourless, tasteless and deadly. Don’t take the risk – get your boiler checked and have a CO alarm fitted.
So, when is the best time to have a boiler service, or boiler installation or replacement, for that matter? Can you guess? Unfortunately, many people simply forget about their central heating system over the summer months when winter seems a long way off. When the weather starts to turn in September, it’s suddenly panic stations if there’s no hot water or the heating is playing up.
It makes a lot of sense to make the most of your boiler’s natural ‘down time’ over the summer months and arrange for regular maintenance, boiler upgrades and installations to be carried out then.
A summer service means you can relax come the autumn, safe in the knowledge that your central heating system will be working reliably, when you need it most. And while a cold shower may not be the end of the world during a July heatwave, it’s certainly not much fun in November!
Due to a lower demand for call outs during the summer, heating engineers tend to be less busy in June, July and August, meaning they can attend to your enquiry more quickly. Contrast that with a busy October when everyone’s boiler seems to be on the blink and our team is rushed off their feet!
If you are thinking of having your existing central heating serviced, or need a boiler repair or upgrade before the colder months arrive, the professional team at BSW can give expert advice and competitive quotations. Our highly qualified Gas Safe, OFTEC and HETAS registered engineers are trained to service all leading brands of central heating boilers. Why not contact us on 01444 831138 or send us a short message here.