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Why Do I Need Annual Boiler Servicing?

The importance of Annual Servicing

On average a boiler service takes between 30 minutes to an hour. This is a lot quicker and more convenient period than emergency repairs. Annual servicing is important for maintaining the efficiency of your boiler. Potential repairs can be outlined to you before they become an emergency. Not only does this save time, but it can also save costs. Most systems will often need Annual Servicing to comply with the warranty.

At Tyne and Wear, our Gas Safe Engineers are highly trained in boiler servicing and are happy to offer any advice. Different boiler systems may require additional service checks. Contact us today to arrange your boiler service.

Regular boiler maintenance and servicing are essential to prevent breakdowns. Annual checks of your boiler will keep everything running safely, smoothly and efficiently. At Tyne and Wear, we understand the demands of home maintenance and how overwhelming it can be. Below we’ve explained boiler servicing step by step and why it is important.

What is a boiler service?

A boiler service is a thorough check of all the parts to ensure your system is working efficiently. Your system will also be thoroughly cleaned to prevent blockages. During a service, our engineer’s lookout for any system components that may fail shortly. This enables you to plan repairs before they become an emergency. The most important part of a boiler service is checking your system to ensure that it is safe. To book your boiler service with an experienced gas safe engineer, call Tyne and Wear today.

5 Reasons to Get Your Boiler Annually Serviced

1. Servicing your boiler keeps you and your home healthy and safe

According to the Department of Health and Social Care, carbon monoxide poisoning sends 4,000 people to A&E each year. You must have your boiler annually serviced to monitor carbon monoxide levels. Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless, and tasteless gas meaning detecting its presence can be very tricky. Damaged boilers can cause the presence of carbon monoxide. In a nutshell, a damaged boiler can damage your health therefore, it is crucial to monitor your boiler’s performance to ensure the health and safety of your family.

2. Servicing your boiler can help you save money

Servicing your boiler regularly will ensure that your appliance is working as efficiently as possible. Not only can this help to minimise your gas bills but it can also help to reduce your carbon footprint. Most boilers come with a warranty. Often, this warranty will become void if you do not service your boiler for more than 12 months. In this situation, if your boiler were to break down, you would be responsible for covering any associated materials or labour costs. If your boiler requires an annual service make sure to book one in time with us to save you from losing your money.

3. It can help you pick up on issues before they escalate

Having a faulty boiler can cause an inconvenience to you and your family. Not only can it cause excessive energy bills, but it can also leave you without necessities such as heat and hot water. Therefore, it is important to always have your boiler annually serviced. Not servicing your boiler can potentially lead to the appliance being put under unnecessary strain causing components to fail. Annual servicing allows your engineer to pick up on common issues before they escalate into a bigger problem, sometimes requiring a replacement boiler.

4. It’s a legal requirement for landlords

If you’re a landlord, you will need to present a gas safety record for your property each year as a legal requirement. The most convenient way to ensure you do this is to conduct a gas safety check at the same time as your boiler service. This will help you to ensure that the boiler and central heating in your property are always operating safely.

5. Prolong the lifespan of your boiler

The age and model of your boiler will usually determine how energy efficient it is. The older your system is, the less energy efficient it tends to be. Replacing a boiler can be costly, so it’s vital to ensure that you are maintaining your current system to help it last as long as possible. Maintaining a healthy and efficient boiler could help it last much longer.

Annual Boiler Servicing

When we service boilers, we usually carry out a full strip-down of the main burner and clean the combustion chamber. We then check the emissions from the flue of the boiler to make sure it is running with the optimum efficiency and under the guidelines. It is our ultimate priority to make sure that the cover of the boiler is removed, all the parts are inspected, the pilot light is checked, the water and gas pressure is recorded, the pipework is inspected for corrosion and any carbon monoxide leakage is checked for. We carry out all these checks as it is our priority to make sure the boiler is safe to use.

A boiler service usually takes our professionals around 45 minutes to 1 hour and we will leave your home or business exactly as we found it. We pride ourselves on providing a good service with polite well-trained staff. Our staff are responsible for this and we will always make sure you are satisfied with our service. If you require a boiler service in Cleadon, Boldon, Seaburn or the surrounding South Shields areas, contact Tyne and Wear today.

Why Do I Need Annual Boiler Servicing?