We have a tendency to take the heat within our homes for granted until the appliances that supply it breakdown, leaving us cold and uncomfortable. The worst time for any gas boiler to breakdown is of course winter, but winter is also the most likely time of the year to experience a malfunctioning boiler.
To reduce the likelihood of experiencing any future failures, we always recommend regularly servicing your boiler to ensure it is in good working order and able to provide you with the heat you need, when you need it.
1. Ensure That Your Boiler is Safe
Any appliance that runs on gas is subject to a series of safety considerations that don’t apply to electrical appliances. When having your boiler serviced, it will undergo a gas safety check as part of the process which will identify any faults with it which could be hazardous to the safety of your home and its occupants.
2. Your Boiler in Good Working Order
Annual boiler servicing is good preventative maintenance, designed to spot any faults that are developing before they result in a breakdown. When you’re visited by a heating engineer, they will perform a complete check of your boiler which will include all of the parts which are usually the common causes of failure.
3. Improve the Efficiency of Your Boiler
Any appliance that combusts fuel is susceptible to a reduction in efficiency over time. You will find that gas boilers can be subject to a build-up of soot which is produced during the combustion process, the result of which is poor performance and a reduction in efficiency.
4. Maintain the Validity of Your Boiler Warranty
All boilers will come with a warranty that serves as a guarantee for the replacement of any parts that fail during the warranty period. What some homeowners won’t know is that manufacturer warranties can be invalidated by failing to keep up with the service schedule of the boiler.
5. Ensure Legal Compliance
If you’re a landlord, you are bound by law to ensure the safety of your tenants by making sure that the properties you lease are safe and legally compliant. As part of this requirement, you will need to be in possession of a landlord gas certificate to demonstrate that you have fulfilled your obligations. This certificate can be issued to you by the heating company that services your boiler.
West London Gas: Professional Gas Engineers
Our team of gas engineers possess an extensive amount of experience in the maintenance and servicing of gas boilers in the UK. We have in depth knowledge of every boiler manufacturer and the products they produce, placing us in a great position to advise you on the health of your boiler and central heating system.
For more information on the services we provide including the issuing of a gas safety certificate, enquire within by calling us on 020 8434 3644 to speak to a member of our team. We serve the entirety of West London which includes the areas of Richmond and Wembley as well as everything in between, and all of our engineers carry gas safety cards.