Like any other piece of equipment, your boiler needs to be regularly checked and serviced to ensure it is in the best working condition. By regularly servicing your boiler you can save yourself a lot of hassle and cost in the future. However, you should always ensure you get your boiler checked by a fully qualified gas engineer, as safety is an important factor when it comes to your boiler and heating system.
How Can Regular Servicing Save You Money?
By regularly servicing your boiler, any problems or signs of wear and tear can be repaired or replaced early on. Many people believe that by forgoing their annual service they will be saving themselves a lot of money as this is an unnecessary cost. However, by not carrying out your recommended annual boiler check, these small issues could go undetected for long periods of time, worsening until the repair may be a much more costly amount. In a worst case scenario, your boiler may be irreparable, and you may need to get it completely replaced, which can be extremely expensive.
Repair Or Replace?
If your boiler is more than 15 years old, you may want to consider replacing your boiler, especially if you have been having quite a few problems with it, or are finding it difficult to find replacement parts. Newer boilers are much more energy efficient, which means your energy bills will be much lower, saving you money in the long run.
With the energy savings at an average of £100 to £300 a year, you could be saving a lot of money with a newer and more efficient boiler. However, you do need to think of the initial cost of this as it will still take a few years to recover the initial cost. If this is something unaffordable to you at the moment, it may be more feasible to continue to get your regular service done and make smaller and less expensive repairs.
Whatever you decide, we here at Mirage Heating & Plumbing can help. For more information on our boiler services or installations, call us today on 0208 767 9922 to speak to a member of our team.