If you’ve got an older central heating system, or you live in a larger property where the demands of hot water and central heating require a good reservoir of heated water, then the chances are you’ve got a regular boiler installed.
You may not need to get the latest version or a brand new boiler. In many cases perfectly good boilers are replaced when all they needed was a bit of attention. It is done at a cost that isn’t always justified, with money that could be spend more effectively on other things, so what can you do to make sure you don’t spend more than you need to?
It should be fairly obvious that regular wear and tear over the years will lead to boilers becoming troublesome and less efficient. You might not notice it at first, bur sooner or later you’ll feel a shake or hear a knock in the pipes or the fuel bills will have increased even without us using any more hot water. When these points become major ones, that’s when you need to replace the boiler. The trick is to find the faults and fix them before they become an issue.
The essential of keeping your boiler working in tip top condition and picking up problems almost before they occur, is making sure your boiler is serviced regularly. The best time to arrange this is between spring and autumn, when service engineers are quite and you aren’t relying on the system to be working.
Consider arranging a yearly service for your boiler right away. Regular servicing will save you money in the long run.
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