Winter seems to be getting increasingly harsh each year and home boilers are stretched to their limit to keep a home warm. Without regular maintenance the boiler can break down when you need it the most. That has the potential to leave you and your loved ones at a loose end as you prepare to face the cold weather.
You’ve probably noticed, the price of gas seems to be increasing each day. Sadly, I don’t see us going back to a time when gas was cheap unless we happen to invent a time machine. Until such a time we’ll have to bear the brunt of these rising fuel bills. So bare in mind, if your boiler is not maintained properly it will not function effectively. This will lead to higher fuel consumption and thus further inflate the bills.
The boiler in your home is made up of a combination of moving parts which help heat the water and circulate heat around your home. Of course, these parts are prone to wear and tear. So take preventative action with regular boiler maintenance. That way you can be sure to find the exact part requiring repair and fix it before it leads to a breakdown.
One more reason – and probably the most crucial reason – why you must carry out regular boiler repair is the risk of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and poisoning killed close to thirty people last year. It is a colorless and odorless gas which you could breathe in without knowing. Only with regular boiler repair will you know if there is a leak.
When you need boiler repair you must ensure that you pick the right agency. An agency which has skilled and certified plumbers and heat engineers are obviously your best option. Finally, you’ll want to check your plumber is fully registered. Reputable plumbers will be registered with the industry regulatory bodies including the IPHE (Institute of Plumbing, Heating & Engineering). Registered plumbers know exactly what they are doing. They’ll also have a few spare parts handy which means a reduced down time.
We hope this article has proven useful and given you much to consider. The moral here is to take pre-emptive action. Take good care of your homes boiler and ensure ongoing maintenance is in place. Your boiler in turn will function well and heat your home when you need it most.