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What’s The Worst That Could Happen If I Don’t Get My Boiler Serviced?

Without a doubt, boiler servicing is an essential for every home with a gas boiler system. A qualified engineer should carry out a service once per year, but what happens if you forget?

Your Warranty Will Be Void

It can be easy to let a mundane task like boiler servicing fall down your to-do list. However, if you leave it too late you’ll risk voiding your warranty. Many installers will send you a yearly reminder to ensure you remember to book your service, but it’s still your responsibility to make sure it’s arranged in time. If anything bad happens when your boiler is out of warranty, you’ll be responsible for purchasing the replacement system yourself.

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Boiler Servicing Prevents Dangerous Faults

Boilers, like any fuel-burning appliance, are at risk of leaking carbon monoxide into your home. A gas boiler will release carbon monoxide if there’s a lack of oxygen, because the fuel is unable to burn completely. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a deadly, silent killer. Symptoms are easily mistaken for other ailments and range from headaches to shortness of breath. With enough exposure, it can take mere minutes to inhale enough of this gas to cause death.

When a Gas Safe registered engineer carries out your yearly inspection, they will check for any potential problems. If they detect any leaks or faults, they’ll fix them. This offers you reassurance that your boiler is not leaking deadly carbon monoxide into your home.

Boiler Servicing Is A Legal Requirement For Landlords

If your property is rented, it’s a legal requirement for the landlord to ensure that the boiler is serviced annually. If you’re a landlord, don’t forget this important detail. If you neglect this responsibility, you may end up hearing from Environmental Health or your local council if your tenant makes a complaint. Even if your property is a holiday rental, the guest has the right to seek compensation if the boiler has an issue. If you’re a tenant and your landlord has ignored your request for a boiler service, you can book the service yourself. You are then within your rights to bill your landlord, or request that the fee is deducted from your rent payment. However, you should never withhold rent without a written agreement from your landlord. Make sure they agree to the deduction first.
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Issues Can Get Out Of Hand

Yearly boiler servicing means that any small issues that crop up could be detected early. This might save you money in the long run, as minor problems won’t develop into large, expensive repair jobs.

Your Boiler Can Get Sluggish

If you’ve noticed that your central heating is sluggish, you might find that your boiler service fixes this. The engineer carrying out your service will give the system a good clean. A clean boiler is less susceptible to erosion and runs a lot smoother. This also means that your boiler won’t need to use as much energy to run, so you should see a reduction in your energy bills.

For Boiler Servicing In Bristol, Call Aluna Plumbing & Heating

Whether you’ve forgotten to book your annual service or not, make sure you give our engineers a call. Letting your boiler go unchecked for too long can pose expensive and dangerous threats to your home. Don’t delay, contact us today for professional boiler servicing in Bristol.


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