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Is a Boiler Service Really Necessary?

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Running a modern home requires a lot of hard work, from keeping it clean and tidy, to ensuring that everything is safe and efficient. When it comes to your boiler and central heating system, a comprehensive service by a Gas Safe engineer should be a yearly event.


What is a boiler service?

When you book a boiler service with ProTech, we’ll send over a Gas Safe engineer on a day that suits your schedule. Our engineers always arrive on time and get the job done as quickly as possible, with the average service taking between 20 minutes and an hour. The service itself involves the engineer checking the inner workings of the boiler and making sure that everything is operating at peak performance.

Boilers are highly technical pieces of equipment, so even the smallest problem can cause you to lose heating and hot water. By thoroughly inspecting the system, the engineer will either confirm that everything’s fine and you’re sorted until next year, or let you know if there are issues that need fixing. Sometimes these problems can be rectified right there and then, but if another visit is required we’ll make it as soon as possible to minimise disruption to your home.


Energy efficiency

Having an annual boiler service also helps you to maintain a highly efficient heating and hot water system. This plays a significant role in reducing your carbon footprint, which in turn has a positive impact on your energy bills by lowering your monthly usage.


Prevent breakdowns

When a boiler is looked after by a Gas Safe engineer, it becomes far less likely to malfunction. Whilst there could still be problems that arise now and then, they’ll be few and far between when compared to a boiler that hasn’t been serviced. On top of this, any issues that do develop will most likely be much smaller and far easier to fix.


Validate your guarantee

If you miss even a single annual boiler service, your manufacturer’s warranty becomes null and void. This could result in a very large bill in the event that the boiler needs replacing, which is easily avoided by booking a regular service.


Safety for your family

If your boiler were to develop a carbon monoxide leak, even a small one, it would pose a very real danger to you and your family. Carbon monoxide can’t be seen, smelt or tasted, which is why it’s often called “the silent killer”.

The NHS says that around 60 people die every year due to carbon monoxide poisoning, with many more feeling terribly ill due to gradual leaks coming from their boiler, gas fires or cookers. Don’t put yourself at risk – a boiler service will keep your family safe and secure.


Book a boiler service

If you’d like to find out more about our one-off servicing, annual services or boiler care plans, contact us today on 01482 352643.