Some things in life are necessary – paying taxes and insuring your car, for example. But what about a boiler service?
Some people view this annual service as something that can happily be put at the bottom of the never-ending list of ‘things to do’. But is this wise? It might seem as if you’re delaying the task of paying for that service, or even putting it off indefinitely. But as some people have found, this tactic can have the potential to lead to a bigger problem later on.
You see, a boiler service is performed to check your boiler is working just as it should be. We test for emissions and ensure they’re recorded at safe levels, we check for leaks that may indicate something needs tightening or replacing. We also look for corrosion that could suggest the boiler needs replacement parts or might be in need of other treatment.
The cost of a service can change depending on the circumstances. This includes the price set out by the engineer, the type, and the boiler brand. You can expect a one off service to cost you anywhere from £60-£80, however remember that this is only a rough estimate.
You should book a service with a Gas Safe engineer who will carry out a thorough inspection of your boiler. If any work such as repairs are necessary then this will cost you more. Sometimes it may be worth checking if your boiler is under warranty. This is because the required work may fall under wear and tear which it can cover. As a result you will save you money. Many people forget that they get a long warranty when they buy a new boiler.
Ongoing Service And Maintenance Plan
An option many people invest in is signing up for a cover plan. This will help you arrange your annual boiler servicing with ease. They also often have additional work that they cover such as repairs for breakdowns. Because of this they can cost you more than standard servicing, approximately £150-£250. They are beneficial though when you consider the peace of mind that they offer and the money you would save in an emergency as it can be expensive.
What happens if you ‘save money’ and avoid a service?
If you don’t have this service done, you could be storing up problems for the future. No one can tell when a particular boiler is going to break down, but if you get yours serviced regularly, you’ll certainly improve the chances of enjoying a good performance from it for as long as possible.
In short, a small problem caught and resolved on a regular annual check will be a lot easier and cheaper to repair than a bigger issue that results from a lack of servicing.
So to book your next boiler service, and to get an idea of how affordable it can be. We can book a Gas Safe registered engineer to attend your property on a day that fits your schedule. It’s that easy to find out how cost-effective a boiler service could be.
Does regular servicing help ensure better efficiency?
In a word, yes. A boiler that gets an annual service will likely be more efficient. This is because the engineer will check everything is operating safely and effectively. If it isn’t, not only could it be potentially dangerous, it could also be troublesome in terms of its performance.
This means you may be paying more to operate your boiler than you should be. This makes it even easier to see how important that boiler service is. The more you can do to ensure your boiler doesn’t let you down, the more likely it is your boiler will be able to save you money.
Our team is ready and waiting to take your call now. When you speak to us, we’ll provide a quote for your boiler service. So you know exactly where you stand before you book an engineer. That way, you’ll be able to plan ahead and book in your service just when it fits with your schedule – and your budget.
Long Term Savings
There are a few people who incorrectly believe that servicing is a waste of money when they look at how much should a boiler service cost. What they do not think about however is the safety behind getting your boiler checked.
Carbon monoxide is a dangerous possibility that comes with using an unsafe appliance. The longer you leave it without a check, the higher the potential of a problem developing that could release this harmful gas.
Not only can you avoid a boiler breakdown through servicing, but also the costs that come with it. This means that servicing will stop you needing to spend hundreds on repairs or even a new boiler.
Reach out to Warm now
And if there is anything you need to know, our engineers will be able to help out. Get the most from your boiler by calling us today on 0800 3118990 or fill out our Quote form and we’ll call you back.