How to tell if your boiler needs a service
As Gas Safe Register engineers, at Direct Heating Installations, we recommend that all gas appliances throughout your home should be checked at least once a year. A service of your gas boiler is not only essential for ensuring its functionality and efficiency, it is also crucial for keeping your boilers warranty valid and safeguarding your household. According to a recent survey by Worcester Bosch, however, a massive 46% of homeowners admitted to actually skipping their boilers annual service. If you’re guilty of not keeping up to it either, then it’s probably best to book in straight away. Still, there are a couple of obvious signs you can look out for which will determine whether your boiler is in need of a service.
Lack of hot water
Is your water temperature cooler than usual, maybe you’re not getting as much hot water or it runs out too quickly? All are clues that your boiler could do with a bit of TLC.
Reduction in temperature
In addition, if you’ve noticed a drop in temperature around the home when in previous colder months the atmosphere has been comfortable, this is also an indication to contact your professional heating engineer.
Other checks you can do
There are also some other helpful checks you can do to determine whether your boiler is in need of a service. Little things like how much fuel is being used can all come down to the fact that it is, in fact, ready for a boiler service. Other useful inspections also involve checking the water in the boiler to ensure it doesn’t reach a level that is unsuitable for use. Additionally, the pressure and temperature of the boiler can also be checked. Ultimately, however, it is vital to remember that boilers are gas appliances, they are pretty complicated and so if you’re unsure about anything, don’t be afraid to get in touch with your professional heating engineer.
Boiler servicing with Direct Heating
It’s at this time of year when the temperature starts to drop that any problems with your central heating boiler will quickly become apparent. By having an annual service, this will help to keep your boiler working efficiently and at full capacity. It will also help to protect you and those who live with you from carbon monoxide poisoning.
To book in your boiler service with our professional heating team, simply call our service helpline on 0113 212 8077. With, AM and PM appointments available and even helpful annual reminders, your boiler is in safe hands this winter with Direct Heating Installations.