It’s that time of year again when the boiler is back to working over-time. From helping us get out of bed in a morning to helping ensure we’re warm whilst working from home. However, like any household appliance boilers can be a hazardous piece of equipment if not cared for.

Keeps you safe and warm

Boilers help to keep you and your family warm come the colder months, but a faulty boiler can be incredibly dangerous for you and your loved ones. Figures released from the Department of Health show that 4000 people end up in A&E every year with carbon monoxide poisoning, which, if left unchecked can be fatal. Known as a silent killer, carbon monoxide is colourless and odourless, making it difficult to notice. Having a carbon monoxide detector in the house can help saves lives and give you that peace of mind.

Spot potential damage

If you regularly take care of your boiler, you’ll be able to spot small problems before they can become big ones if left unattended. Not only will regular care of your boiler ensure it is running properly, you can save money on future repairs. When you invest in boiler cover, your annual service will be covered ensuing your boiler is in tip-top condition. And if your engineer does detect any minor problems, they’ll be able to fix them to avoid future malfunctions and costly repairs.

Stave off emergency repairs

Boilers that aren’t serviced regularly are more likely to breakdown – and tend to be costly to repair. Not only that, December tends to be the month in which boilers are most likely to malfunction, only adding to the stress of the festive period.

Avoid the extra bills come January and have your boiler tested in the summer. Not only will it be easier to get an engineer at a time that suits you, but when the clocks go back and the heating kicks in, you can be smug knowing that you won’t have to fork out for any emergency repairs when the thermometer hits zero.

Save money

A well-cared for boiler is an energy efficient boiler. Whilst servicing a boiler is another home expense, during your service your engineer will carry out a host of checks to make sure your boiler is working efficiently. This, over time, will help you save money, not only on costly emergency repairs, but on your energy bill too. The efficiency of your boiler does of course depend on its age and the type you have.

Sam Allcock