Like any other major appliance in your home, your boiler needs regular servicing and ongoing care to ensure that it is always functioning to the best of its ability. Ensuring that your boiler is in tip top condition not only means you will always have heating and hot water on demand, it can also help to save you money.
During a boiler service, your Gas Safe qualified engineer will carry out a number of checks to make sure every part of the boiler is in full working order. These checks will include:
- Testing and checking all of the boiler controls to ensure that they are functioning correctly
- Observing, testing and recording the gas and pressure flows in and out of the boiler.
- Testing all of the main internal components
- Inspecting the flue and combustion releases for leaks or damage
- Checking that all of the pre-installed safety devices are working at maximum efficiency
- Inspection the water and gas pipework for damage, leaks or corrosion
- Testing and inspecting all of the electrical connections
- Visually inspecting the seals to make sure that they are all fully intact
During the service, any minor problems will be resolved immediately to help prevent major issues occurring in the future. Your gas engineer will also be on hand to offer advice on ways to help ensure that your boiler is working safely and efficiency and saving you money for many years to come.
If you are unsure of the best ways to help you save money will your household energy, your Gas Safe engineer in Bristol will be able to help.
How does boiler maintenance save you money?
Heating costs can be expensive, and can account for more than half of your monthly utility outgoings. Finding effective ways to keep warm without wasting money can make a big difference to the way you and your family experience life at home.
There are many ways to help keep your heating costs down, including:
Learning how to use your controls – being able to set you boiler to only come on when you need it to, and switch off automatically when you don’t, means that you are never paying for energy that you are not using.
Turning down your thermostat – everyone likes their home to feel warm and cosy, but did you know that by turning down your thermostat by just one degree you could save almost £100 a year on your heating bills? 21 degrees is just about the perfect temperature for your living areas, and 18 degrees should be enough for everywhere else. If you are ramping it up higher, try turning it down a degree or two and see and enjoy the same toasty feeling as well as a smaller energy bill
Ensure your boiler is serviced regularly – by far the best way to save money on your heating is to ensure that your boiler is serviced according the interval schedule suggested by the manufacturer. Having a qualified, Gas Safe professional inspect, check and repair your boiler on a regular basis means that it is always working to as efficiently as possible.
Reduce the risk of expensive reactive maintenance
Boilers that are serviced regularly last much longer that those that aren’t – fact! When your engineer attends your property to undertake the service, he or she will be able to identify even the smallest of problems and find a way to repair or replace them. This simple but effective early identification system helps to prevent larger, more expensive problems from occurring in the future.
Increase the life of the boiler
Not only will regular inspections help to eliminate the risk of expensive repairs or failures further down the line, they will also help to increase the life of your boiler. Services can only be carried out by Gas Safe registered engineers, and these annual inspections are often a requirement of the terms of your manufacturers guarantee or warranty. Without proof of a service history, you may invalidate the protections provided by the manufacturer.
A well-maintained boiler is more efficient
The biggest reason why a well maintained boiler can save you money, is that it is able to burn fuel very efficiently. When every component of your boiler is in full working order, you can be sure that it is producing the exact amount of energy that you need to heat your home. In the most efficient way possible.
Gas Boiler Servicing In Bristol To Help You Save Money
Here at DHS-UK.com we have been helping homeowners to service their boilers for over 40 years, and counting. Our fully qualified, expert engineers know just what to do to keep your boiler running better for longer, and we are one of the South West’s most trusted firms for boiler servicing and repairs in Bristol.
Call us today on 0117 924 7200 to find out more.