Friday, 9 September 2016

Stay on top of your boiler servicing schedule

Running a boiler without regular servicing makes about as much sense as driving your car without its MOT, writes UK boiler manufacturer Baxi’s Jon Phillips.

At first glance, drawing a comparison between your boiler and the family hatchback might seem unlikely.Yet when it comes to servicing, the similarities are obvious.That annual check-up of your motor ultimately ensures it operates efficiently and safely, and will continue to do so for months and years to come – and that‘s exactly why you should have the same approach when it comes to servicing your boiler. One of the best reasons for staying on top of your servicing schedule is that manufacturer warranties, which are designed to protect homeowners from expensive repairs, often require the buyer to commit to the annual servicing of their boiler.

Manufacturers are keen for you to do this for good reason.

When your engineer visits, they will be able to ensure that your boiler is running at peak performance, which will ultimately save you money on your energy bills. Estimates suggest that you can save as much as 10% by regularly servicing your boiler1.

They will also prevent the boiler from incurring unnecessary stresses and strains that could cause damage in the future, and clear out any debris that could affect the efficiency of the system.They’ll be checking to make sure that the seals, gaskets or heat exchanger aren’t showing any signs of wear and tear. In rare cases, a fault with your boiler can cause it to release poisonous carbon monoxide (CO) gasses, which cannot be detected through taste, scent or sight and pose a deadly risk to people living in the home. This check will ensure everything is in top running order, and will ultimately help to keep you and your family safe.

It is also for this reason that it’s important that the engineer who carries out your service or any maintenance is Gas Safe registered. All Baxi engineers are manufacturer trained and carry Gas Safe accreditation, so you’ll know they’ve been trained to the highest level before coming into your home.

You should also make sure that you use only approved, genuine parts from the manufacturer to ensure that your boiler continues to serve your family well for years to come.Remember, it’s always important to look after your boiler – because if you do your boiler will look after you.

To find a quality heating engineer in your local area, simply search via the APHC website at


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