The boiler is an essential piece of equipment in the modern home. It provides limitless hot water in the case of a combi-boiler and is super-efficient at heating the home.
Boiler maintenance is an essential housekeeping task but unlike other aspects, it needs to be carried out by a qualified engineer. But what are the main benefits of boiler maintenance? is it an unnecessary expense or an efficient means of staving off problems in the future?
As the boiler uses energy to heat water and your home, it produces exhaust gases which are ejected through the flue into the air outside your home. Some of these gases you can smell but there is one, carbon monoxide, which is not only undetectable to the nose but is colourless too.
Our bodies need oxygen to survive but red blood cells take up carbon monoxide more quickly, and thus, it can lead to headaches as well as a flushes appearance as the body is slowly starved of oxygen. Carbon monoxide kills but the more regularly maintained your boiler, the better state it is in and the likelihood of carbon monoxide leaking into your home is reduced.
Gas leaks are rare and not wholly preventable but regular, annual boiler maintenance is an essential step in preventing carbon monoxide leaks.
Heating is expensive. And you want your boiler to be in tip-top condition so that it operates efficiently. Over time, sludge and other detritus can build up in a central heating system and this has an effect on not only how much energy it uses, but how well it uses each unit of fuel.
Regular maintenance means that it stays in great working order, but it is also a chance for a qualified engineer to keep you updated as to the health of your boiler. There comes a time when repairing it is no longer economical and this means investing in a new boiler.
Energy efficiency is the key aspect that you look for when it comes to boiler maintenance. An annual inspection will safeguard the health and efficiency of your boiler.
Boilers are expensive, costing in excess of a thousand pounds or more and so it makes sense that you want to preserve the life of your current boiler for as long as you possibly can. There is no doubt that to do this, an annual boiler maintenance is the answer.
Extending the life of your boiler means preventing problems before they arise. Understanding the current state of your boiler is part and parcel of boiler maintenance.
Some customers cover their boiler with their home contents insurance or as part of a contract with a heating company etc. Usually, as part of this contract, your responsibility is to keep the boiler in good working order – and that means annual boiler maintenance.
And don’t forget, there are rules for landlords and property that they rent out too; boiler maintenance is a mandatory component of leasing or renting out property.
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