With the weather getting warmer, turning on your central heating is probably the last thing on your mind. But did you know that summer is the ideal time to get your boiler serviced? Here is why.
More Engineers Are Available
It is far easier to book a boiler service in the summer. This is because engineers are at their busiest dealing with common boiler problems during the winter. Boilers are far more likely to breakdown during the winter after lying dormant for a number of months.
This means that engineers are busier carrying out emergency work rather than servicing boilers. So, if you book your boiler service for the summer, you can be confident that you will get a time and date convenient to you.
It is Easier To Source Parts
If your boiler needs essential parts, your engineer will be able to source them much easier during the summer because demand is lower. If you wait until the winter to get your boiler looked at by a professional, you may have to wait longer if it needs repairing.
You Could Save Money on Your Energy Bills
Although some homeowners believe that boiler servicing is a waste of money, it can actually save you money in the long run. One of the biggest benefits of having your boiler serviced in the summer is that your energy bills will be significantly lower in the winter. The level of efficiency will often depend on the model and how old your boiler is, but a qualified engineer will be able to advise you on how to run it most efficiently to save you money.
Your Boiler is Off
An obvious benefit to having your boiler serviced during the summer is that you probably won't be using it. After not being turned on since the previous winter, this is a good time for a Gas Safe engineer to take a look at it. This makes it easier for them to find any issues. If anything gets found, they can take the time to fix the issue(s) before it is switched back on. Plus, if they do have to carry out repairs, it won't disrupt your life in the same way it would in the winter.
Peace of Mind
By having your boiler serviced during the summer, you can be certain you are ready for whatever weather the winter brings with it. This will give you peace of mind knowing that your boiler is in full working order and ready to keep you and your family warm during the colder months. The summer may seem too early to be worried about your boiler, but it is better to have it serviced ahead of time.
How To Find a Trusted Boiler Servicing Company
So, now you know why it is important to have your boiler serviced during the summer months. It keeps your boiler running efficiently during winter, and can save you money on your energy bills. So, now the next step is to find a trusted boiler servicing company you can rely on. So, as we round up this blog post, these are our top tips for sourcing the best gas and heating engineers in your area.
Ask For Recommendations
One of the best ways of finding a trusted company is by asking family and friends for their recommendations. If they have received a good service from a company, they are likely to share their experience with you. Working with a recommended company will give you peace of mind knowing you will receive a professional service.
Check For Experience and Accreditations
If you have a particular company in mind, ask them how many years they have been servicing boilers and what accreditations they hold. We must stress that you should never work with a company that is not on the Gas Safe Register. It is a legal requirement that all gas and heating engineers be on this register, so you must double-check this for your own safety.
To avoid getting overcharged or completely ripped off, it is a good idea to compare quotes from a few different companies. You might get tempted to go for the cheapest one, but if they are offering lower prices than others in your area, you should question their level of service and professionalism.
Able Group's Professional Gas and Heating Services
Ultimately, any boiler engineer will tell you that when it comes to boiler servicing, the best time to have it done is during the warmer months. Not only is it much easier to get an engineer to your home at a time that suits you, but it is also likely to cost you less in the long run.
Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our gas and heating experts are on hand whenever you need them. We offer a fast response service, so if you are having issues, we can get to your home fast. As a company, we feel it is wrong to charge a call-out fee and offer our customers free quotations and advice before any work is carried out.
So if you want a Gas Safe registered engineer to take a look at your boiler, get in touch today by calling 0800 051 8626 or by visiting our contact page.