“Should I Get My Boiler Serviced Annually?”: A Useful Guide to Boiler Servicing

Allen HartBoilers, Servicing

If you aren’t getting your boiler serviced regularly, you’re not only putting yourself at risk, but you’re also at risk of expensive energy bills and unwanted boiler breakdowns… 

A regular boiler service will ensure you are safe from poisonous carbon monoxide

In 2013, the Department of Health found that over 4000 people were treated in A&E for carbon monoxide poising – most of these cases as a result of unsafe boilers and central heating problems. The symptoms are very common, including headaches, nausea and dizziness, so it is important you get your boiler serviced regularly to check for any danger caused by weak points. 

Having annual boiler checks with our gas engineers in Leeds can ensure that everything is running smoothly and safely -giving a bit of peace of mind for you and your family. 

A boiler service will catch any problems in the early stages 

It’s frustrating being left with a faulty, unreliable boiler in the winter and it’s especially frustrating having to splash out on an expensive repair because the problem wasn’t spotted earlier on. Yearly boiler servicing is ideal for finding problems in their early stages whilst they are still relatively cheap and easy to fix. And (worst case scenario) a boiler maintenance check is a lot cheaper than a new boiler! 

A boiler that is regularly service will last years longer than a boiler that isn’t- so it is definitely worth paying for annual checks just in case. 

See how efficient your boiler is with an annual service

As well as checking for any faults, when a gas engineer services your boiler, they will also check to see how efficiently your boiler is working. Whilst all boilers have different running efficiencies, regular checks can ensure that the boiler stays as efficient as possible over the years – saving you money on your monthly energy bills. 

The more efficient your boiler is, the less it costs to run and the less energy is wasted!

Some warranties require a boiler service

 With a lot of boiler guarantees, they require you to get regular, annual servicing or you are at risk of voiding the warranty. If your warranty is void, you will have to pay yourself for any repairs, replacements or faults if it were to break- so you are much better off paying for boiler servicing just in case. Make sure you go no longer than twelve months without a servicing- just to be sure you won’t get caught out. 

Here at CCH Leeds, we offer an extended guarantee of up to 10 years on selected Baxi boilers that we install. However, in order to benefit, you are required to book an annual service. 

Boiler servicing is required for landlords in Leeds

If you are a landlord in the UK, you are responsible for your tenants’ safety. To ensure everything is running as it should, you are required to get a gas safety check on all gas appliances in the home each year. This does not just apply to boilers but, also, to appliances such as gas fires or stoves. 

Book a boiler service with a gas engineer in Leeds to ensure you remain compliant! 

Contact us for a boiler service in Leeds

We hope that this blog post on the importance of boiler servicing has been helpful.

We offer boiler servicing in Leeds, covering Yeadon, Horsforth, Adel, Rawdon, Otley, Bramhope, Guiseley, Harewood, Ilkley, Meanwood, Baildon, Farnley, Shadwell, Collingham, Harrogate and Knaresborough.  Feel free to give us a call on 07725 692699 or use our contact form