Taking good care of your boiler is more important than you might realise. Keeping your home well-
heated and having a plentiful supply of hot water is a necessity in the winter months.
All too often homeowners neglect or delay getting their boiler serviced. For some, it seems a task
that’s down on the list of priorities. However, as we’re now in the final few months of the year and
the temperature is dropping, you’ll be relying on your boiler more than usual.
Do you want to take the risk of a frigid few days – or likely longer – with no heating or hot water
whilst you wait for expensive boiler repairs? Of course not.
Here are five reasons to get your boiler serviced annually. Be sure to read the last one… you may end
up sending yourself a fortune.
You’ll Reduce Your Energy Bills
We all want to save money on our energy bills. Well, good news! Having your boiler serviced
annually will save you money. Residential plumbers and boiler engineers will check that you’re not
wasting energy unnecessarily.
Optimising the efficiency of your boiler could save you as much as £350 a year! Not only that, but
efficient boilers also reduce your home’s carbon footprint. The UK’s CO2 emissions may have fallen
29% in the last decade, but the government has pledged to continue its drive to reduce CO2
emissions in the coming decades. By getting your boiler serviced annually, you’ll do your part to
helping reduce CO emissions.
You’ll Keep Your Home Safe
A faulty boiler could be leaking carbon monoxide. This deadly gas has no taste and no smell.
Breathing carbon monoxide can cause myriad of health conditions which, alarmingly, can be
mistaken for other illnesses.
Many homes now have carbon monoxide smoke detectors. But some do not. However, this is a
detection device. It will only notify you that there’s carbon monoxide in the air. To keep your home
safe from the threat of carbon monoxide, reputable Gas Safe plumbers in North Yorkshire should
service your boiler annually. This will ensure that it is working to optimal capacity.
You’ll Ensure Your Warranty Remains Valid
All new boilers are sold with a manufacturer’s warranty or guarantee. Some last for two years, some
for twelve, but regardless of duration, if you experience a genuine fault, your warranty will cover the
cost of repairs.
However, a manufacturer will often require an annual boiler service by Gas Safe residential plumbers
to ensure that the warranty remains valid. So, if you’re unsure if your boiler is still under warranty,
it’s worth reading the small print on your warranty. If you don’t, you could find yourself completely
out of pocket if something goes wrong.
You’ll Prolong the Lifespan of Your Boiler
The age and the model of your boiler will determine how energy efficient it is. The older your boiler
is, the likelihood that it’ll be less efficient. That’s just the way it goes.
However, by servicing your boiler annually, you can prolong its lifespan and keeping it as energy
efficient as possible. The average lifespan of a boiler is anywhere between 10-15 years. But, with
annual servicing by reputed Gas Safe plumbers in North Yorkshire, you can prolong its lifespan, saving
you the cost of having to buy a new boiler sooner than you would have expected.
Your Boiler Will Be as Efficient as Possible
Whether your boiler has only seen a couple of winters or has provided you with heating and hot
water for decades, an annual service is essential to make sure that your boiler is running as
efficiently as possible.
Of course, they’ll be a charge (typically between £60-£120), but that’s nothing compared to the cost
of replacing a broken boiler. A standard new combi or system boiler costs anywhere between £600-
£850. For a mid-range boiler, you’ll likely pay £800-£1,100 and a premium model will likely set you
back anything up to £2,000!
Residential plumbers or boiler engineers will be able to service your boiler, making sure that it’s in
optimal working condition – potentially saving you up to £2,000!
M V Plumbing & Heating has a strong reputation in Harrogate and across Yorkshire for providing
conclusive boiler repairs, servicing, and installation to the residential, commercial, and industrial
sectors. To learn more about our services, book an engineer or get a FREE quotation, get in touch