It’s the middle of winter, it’s ice-cold outside and temperatures are continuing to drop. Without warning, your boiler packs in, and you’re left having to deal with freezing temperatures inside your home and ice-cold water coming out of the taps.
We all hope that scenario never happens in our own homes. But unfortunately, we all too often neglect our boilers, and they are most at risk of breaking down when they are working at full capacity through the coldest months of the year.
Keeping your boiler regularly serviced is the one sure-fire way to keep your home warm and hot water running throughout winter. Catch problems early on, and you’ll keep your boiler in top working order all through the year. Trust us, it’s cost-effective!
Why Do I Need My Boiler Serviced?
Boilers have a tendency to breakdown when you need them most. In summer, you might not even notice your boiler working, particularly if you don’t have the central heating turned on. As soon as it starts to get cold though, you’ll appreciate your boiler more than ever.
When your boiler is working flat out, it’s more likely to have a problem. A serious problem can completely write off your boiler, and force you to purchase a new one entirely. However, serious problems can often be stopped early on – before they become serious. That’s why having your boiler serviced is so important!
Ultimately, the cost of a boiler service is much less than the cost of a replacement boiler, making a regular service a very cost-effective solution when it comes to boiler maintenance.
A boiler service will check the following essential details:
- Whether your boiler’s controls are working properly
- If there are any leaks or corrosion
- Whether the primary components are functioning as they should be
- If the pressure is correct
- Whether any cleaning is needed
- A flue test is carried out
How Much Does a Boiler Service Cost?
Boiler services aren’t expensive. The most important thing to remember is that they’re much cheaper than having to pay for a new boiler.
Even if you do need minor repairs carried out to keep your boiler in working order, this will prolong the lifespan of your boiler and still be cheaper than having to purchase a new boiler outright.
At Range Heating, we offer boiler services for as low as £60, and they only take us an hour to complete. If any work needs carrying out, we provide a free, no-obligation quote upfront.
A brand new boiler, on the other hand, can cost upwards of a thousand pounds!
How Often Do I Need to Have My Boiler Serviced?
It’s recommended that you have your boiler serviced at least once a year. Every 12 months is the optimal time frame, and you can book an annual service for ease.
If you haven’t signed up to an annual boiler servicing plan and you can’t remember the last time your boiler was serviced by a professional, then we’d highly recommend booking an appointment before something goes wrong.
If you think your boiler might be malfunctioning, it’s also time to book a service. If your water is no longer as hot as it used to be, if there are leaks or strange noises, then this is the biggest give away that something might be wrong – don’t ignore the signs.
How Cost Effective Is a Boiler Service?
A boiler service is undeniably a cost-effective way to keep your boiler in good condition. The low cost of a service in comparison to the cost of a replacement boiler is reason enough to keep your boiler checked annually.
As well as this, a boiler service will keep your manufacturer’s warranty up to date, which could save you money in the long run. A boiler service also helps to keep your boiler running as efficiently as possible, which means that you can save on energy costs, especially in winter when it’s running at capacity.
Book Your Boiler Service Today!
We specialise in servicing boilers, so if you’re looking to book in a boiler service, then don’t hesitate to contact Range Heating and speak with our friendly Manchester-based team today.Customer satisfaction is our priority, and we can offer you a no-obligation quote before any work is carried out. We are Valiant and Honeywell Installer Network accredited, so rest assured, we know what we’re doing.