Should you get a boiler service in the summer to prevent breakdowns?

Should you get a boiler service in the summer?

shower after boiler service

Should you get a boiler service in the summer?

Tucked away in a cupboard somewhere in your house is the boiler. Although you may not think about it that often, this is probably one of the most important things in your home.

Helping to keep you warm and washed, you owe more to your boiler than you care to think about. Therefore, you wouldn’t want it to just break on you – especially during the winter.

That’s why getting your boiler serviced in the summer is always a great idea – even if you won’t be using it that much.

Why you should check your boiler health

Just like your car or gas metre, having a boiler service annually is something everyone should do. By doing this, you’ll have peace of mind that it’s running correctly or highlight any issues before it’s too late.

If you leave it too late and your boiler breaks, this could cost you a lot more money than getting it serviced. But what is good, is that having regular maintenance also minimises the risk of breakdown, while helping to prolong your boiler’s life.

Summer is perfect

The summer months are the perfect time for your annual boiler service. But why you may ask? As we know the weather tends to be a lot warmer in the summer months. So, the chances of you having your heating on are very remote. In fact, the only reason you’ll have the boiler on at all during the summer is for some hot water.

Turning the boiler on occasionally will help to stop the valves from seizing up. But, the boiler’s usage is certainly less frequent over these months. Therefore, as soon as the first cold snap happens, this can often result in your boiler not being able to cope. This will only lead to it breaking.

With this happening more often than you’d think, and with only a certain number of plumbers to go around, chances are you could end up at the bottom of a very long queue of broken boilers. And the last thing you want is a cold shower while the weather is freezing cold.

So, if you’re getting it checked during the summer months and there is a potential issue with it, then you can get it fixed before the cold weather gets to it. You also don’t want to have a hefty boiler bill in the run-up to Christmas either.

Other benefits

Alongside the brilliant benefits of your boiler not breaking on you during the winter, there are other reasons as to why you should get your boiler serviced regularly.

Firstly, what many people don’t realise is that if you leave your boiler service for longer than 12 months, you could void your warranty. That’s is never helpful. Getting a boiler service could help prolong its life. This could also result in you saving more on your energy bills; because no one wants that hefty bill come winter now do they?

So, if you want to enjoy the warmth throughout the year, make sure you get boiler serviced in the summer. This will prevent any indoor chill come winter time.

Ensuring your boiler is healthy is the key to a happy home, and GOS Heating LTD can’t stress that enough. Getting a boiler service every year is the easiest way to do this. We are more than happy to help you. Get in touch today on 01772 734 966 to hear more about what it is we can do for you.

 

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