It may seem strange because of the lovely weather, but summer time is actually the best period to book in to have your boiler serviced. An annual boiler service is usually a condition of the boiler’s warranty, so it’s good to get booked in for that added protection, especially when you’ll rely on it so much in the coming months.
Below are four reasons why you should opt to get your boiler serviced in the summer, rather than putting it off.
It is much more convenient for engineers to come out and service a boiler during the summer period when their workload is quieter. Most people rush to get their boiler serviced during autumn/winter, so you can even avoid lengthy wait times and an engineer coming at an inconvenient time for you. Finally, booking in warmer weather, the off season for boiler maintenance, almost guarantees that you will get the date and time you want for your servicing because engineers aren’t as busy.
The boiler is not in use
Although your boiler would not have been active during the summer months, it would have been hard at work during the previous winter. It is easier for engineers to identify any problems with the system when it is not in use, for example deposits building up that require attention. It’s better to have work carried out before you need to switch the heating on. You will also have access to a more efficient boiler during winter months, potentially saving money on energy bills.
Detect faults early
As we have already established, boilers need regular maintenance. As the boiler is not in use during warmer months, you are at risk of important parts of the system seizing or in extreme cases, pipes corroding because they haven’t been used. Choosing a summer service will give your boiler a chance to ignite and run, to avoid the problems listed above.
You have peace of mind
Having your boiler confirmed as operating safely and correctly before the summer is over means you are certain you are winter ready. Statistically, most people run into problems with their boiler in November, December and January. Your boiler is one of the most important bits of kit in your house over the winter months. By being proactive and booking your service in good time, you can save yourself money in the long run, especially if you need to call out an emergency engineer early in the morning.
Make sure that getting your boiler serviced is on your list of home maintenance tasks. If you find yourself needing a boiler replacement after your service, be sure you get one booked in early to avoid the winter rush. Getting your boiler serviced regularly is one of the best ways to ensure it is as efficient as possible, saving you not only money, but also making your boiler more environmentally friendly.