When it comes to boiler maintenance and also servicing there are a number of people within the heating industry who will tell you a variety of things. Understanding what is true and also what is false could ultimately save you a lot of money in the long run. At Heating Connect we are specialist heating engineers with a particular focus on boiler servicing and maintenance. We have created this article as a boiler servicing myth buster to help you out.
Boiler servicing is the process of having a registered heating engineer come into your home or business to conduct what can only be described as an ‘MOT’ for your boiler. During this process most heating engineers will check all of the inner workings, pipework and also remove the casing to check all is as it should be. At this stage if there are repairs that are needed, then the engineer is able to suggest the best way to move forward.
As mentioned in the opening paragraph, there are many myths when it comes to various elements of boiler servicing or boilers in general. However, getting rid of these myths can help to understand more about what you need to do within your home or business. Some of the most common myths include the following:-
The first part of this statement is true yes modern boilers are more reliable. This is mostly due to the advances in technology and also the fact that it is newly built. However you need to maintain your boiler and have it serviced. Conducting all of the right checks and tests now will not just prolong the life of your boiler, but also reduce any risks of breakdown in the near future.
Yes regular servicing costs money and yes it does take time, however it is not wasted. There are numerous benefits to having a regular boiler service. Two of the main ones are linked closely to the financials side.
The first one being warranty. Most manufacturers will only validate a warranty if there is a yearly service carried out and recorded. A warranty covers various breakdowns and parts so could save you money in the long run. Secondly is efficiency. Ensuring that your boiler is running at an efficient level can mean that when it’s used, it does not have as much wastage. Therefore money spent heating is actually put to good use.
Most modern boilers are installed with the necessary safety measures to ensure they are compliant with regulations and standards. This however, does not deter away from the fact you need to have safety precautions in place. Regular servicing and maintenance of your boiler allows you to do this.
During the process of servicing most heating engineers will test the pipework and inner workings to ensure that it is safe from any incidents. As well as testing the safety precautions already in place in regards to carbon monoxide and other gases.
This potentially one of the worst myths that there is. Ideally a service and checks should be carried out in the summer when you are not as reliant on the heat. This way, you can ensure that when the boiler is needed most, you are able to ensure it works the way it needs to. To address the next part of this statement it is not as easy to get it repaired.
During the winter it is usual for the amount of repairs we carry out to rise due to the pressures that are placed on the boilers in your home and the business. With this rise it can sometimes be harder for all engineers to respond to calls as quick as they would do in the summer. This is why it is important to make sure that you do all you can to prepare for this time of year.
We hope that our boiler servicing myth buster has helped to address some of the more common statements that you may hear. Understanding the need to have regular servicing carried out and also maintenance can make a real difference to your home. If you would like some more information on what we do, and also how we do it when it comes to servicing then please do Contact Us.