In the middle of summer, you’re far more likely to be preoccupied with the barbeque than the boiler. When the mercury is soaring, the last thing you want to think about is central heating. But this could be a huge mistake. All boilers should be serviced once a year, and it makes sense to schedule your service for the summer months. Read on to discover why…
Get ready for the winter ahead
By getting your boiler serviced in the summer, you can be sure that it’s in tip-top condition by the time winter rolls around. Your boiler service isn’t just about checking that it’s safe to use. Your Gas Safe engineer is also trained to spot small issues that could become big problems if left untreated. This includes things like boiler pressure and thermostat settings. Some boiler services will even come with a whole house check, so if your radiators need bleeding, you’ll be the first to know. With the boiler service completed in the summer months, you can head into winter confident that your boiler is working efficiently and safely.
There are more engineers available
It’s far easier to book a boiler service in summer than in winter. This is because most engineers are kept busy in the winter months with common boiler problems. Boilers are more likely to break down in the winter because they are suddenly put under pressure to perform after months and months of lying dormant. This means that engineers are busy responding to emergencies rather than performing boiler services. If you book your boiler service for the summer, you can be confident you’ll be able to book it at a time that is convenient for you.
Save money on your energy bills
A regularly serviced boiler is a more efficient boiler. If you use your boiler for hot water all year round, then you will no doubt want to know of ways you can save money on your energy bills. By getting your boiler serviced once a year, you will be able to take control of your energy bills and prevent them from spiralling out of control, even in the summer. If your boiler has reached the end of its life, you’ll also be able to get expert advice about replacing it. Rather than paying for repeated call-outs throughout the winter, you could replace it in the summer and enjoy reliable hot water and heating.
Keep your warranty
If your boiler is new, then you may be able to keep your warranty intact by getting it serviced every year. If you wait until winter to get your boiler serviced, you might not be able to get it serviced in time. Some boiler manufacturers will only honour the warranty if the boiler is serviced every year. As a result, you could lose your warranty just because you couldn’t get an appointment at a time to suit you. If you get your boiler serviced in the summer, you should avoid this issue.
Easier to source parts
Just as it’s easier to find a boiler engineer in the summer, it’s also easier to source parts. If your boiler needs essential parts, your engineer will be able to source them much quicker in the summer when the demand is lower. If you wait until the winter to get your boiler serviced, you may have to wait longer for the repair. If the repair is essential to your boiler functioning, this could mean a long wait without hot water or heating.
These are just some of the reasons you should consider booking your boiler service in the summer. If you want to be able to head into the winter months confident that your boiler won’t let you down, you should always book a summer service. While you might be able to wait for autumn, this is also a popular time for people to book services. A surprise cold snap could lead to a spike in call-outs and your boiler service could be pushed to the bottom of the list. By booking it for summer, you’ll avoid many of these pitfalls and should be able to enjoy a warm home all winter.