Wondering how often you should service your home’s boiler?

Though perhaps not the most interesting of areas, it’s certainly important to understand the benefits of regular boiler servicing by a qualified professional.

Here are four reasons why you should regularly service your boiler:

  • To maintain the safety of your home: a faulty, poorly maintained or badly installed boiler can significantly increase chances of carbon monoxide poisoning which can be lethal to you and your household. A qualified boiler engineer will check for and fix any leaks or weak points during a service.
  • To lower your gas bills: A regularly serviced boiler is an energy efficient boiler. During your boiler servicing, your boiler engineer will ensure your boiler is running as efficiently as possible. If your boiler is running efficiently, you’ll use less energy and so save money on your bills and reduce your carbon footprint in the process.
  • To maintain compliance with your insurance policy: Some home insurance policies and most boiler warranties require confirmation that your boiler is in safe working order. Insurance policies will differ but for most, an annual boiler service should suffice. Check with your insurance provider to see what yours requires.
  • To preclude expensive future boiler repairs: Getting your boiler serviced regularly means that your engineer will be able to spot and fix any minor issues, that if left unchecked, could lead to bigger malfunctions requiring bigger (and thus more costly) repairs down the line.

How often should I service my boiler?

The Register for Gas Installers in Ireland (RGII) states that your gas boiler needs to be serviced once a year, as recommended by the manufacturers, to ensure that it is operating efficiently and safely.

How can I get my boiler serviced?

There are many different companies that offer boiler servicing but as Gas Networks Ireland’s memorable 2016 campaign featuring Daniel O’Donnell reminds us – not just anyone can carry out a boiler servicing! It’s important to always make sure that your gas installer is registered. Contact Ecoscene today for a professional boiler service. 

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