Get your Boiler Serviced before the Winter Rush
There is no getting away from it - a boiler has to be serviced regularly - at least once a year - so that it continues to work properly. Servicing can help to avert any potential problems before they occur.
However, many people decide that early winter is a good time to make sure their boiler is in full working order, and are then faced with a long wait because every boiler engineer in the country is busy servicing, repairing and installing new boilers because everyone had the same idea.
Ivor Bates, director of long established Bates Heating and Plumbing Limited is urging everyone to book their annual boiler service now without delay. He says, 'The best time to have your boiler serviced is in the summer or early autumn months when demand is lower. This will give you peace of mind that probably the most important piece of equipment in your home is in full working order and ready to serve you through the winter.'
Don't ignore boiler problems between services
Whilst boiler owners may well have an annual service booked in for later in the year, this doesn't necessarily mean they can ignore any problems that may arise in the meantime until that service comes round. Ivor Bates warns customers to look out for anything out of the ordinary. He says: 'If you notice anything like temperature and pressure changes or water level drops then you should call your CORGI engineer immediately; don't wait until your next service because by then a small problem could have escalated and you could find yourself facing a much higher bill.'
Boiler Servicing: Manufacturers Demand it
The majority of boiler manufacturers recommend an annual service, and in many cases the warranty of the boiler is dependent on a service being conducted. Ivor is concerned though that amidst the economic downturn some people may decide to forego their annual service to save money. 'Foregoing a boiler service simply cannot and must not be an option,' says Ivor. 'It may seem like an expense ill afforded, but what would you rather pay for: a service or a new boiler?'
Anyone who notices that their boiler has started to function below its normal level of efficiency should arrange a boiler service sooner rather than later. Ivor's advice is: 'Don't wait until winter to check your boiler, and don't wait until your annual service date if you notice anything unusual. Call your CORGI boiler engineer as soon as you notice any signs of inefficiency so that the boiler remains as efficient - and more importantly as safe - as possible.'
Bates Heating and Plumbing Limited is CORGI registered. They offer boiler servicing, maintenance and repairs services throughout Essex and London. To book your boiler service telephone or e-mail .