Boilers receive a lot of wear and tear throughout the year, making it prone to small faults.
Having regular services can help prevent these small faults becoming larger, more expensive, breakdowns. Servicing may be something that you overlook, however choosing to go without could become more costly in the future.
New analysis by landlord insurer Direct Line for Business reveals that February is the peak month for boiler repair claims, up 163% compared to other months. With the average malfunctioning boiler costing £1,200 to fix, it can be a true money saver in the long run to keep your services up to date.
One of the main causes of boiler breakdowns is the is not keeping the heating ticking over, sudden cold temperatures can freeze your boilers external condensate pipe which could cause your boiler to stop working. Insulating pipes can help, or try keeping the heating on low when it is very cold. However this is no replacement for getting your boiler regularly checked by a professional heating engineer, as they will be able to notice issues that could happen in the future, saving you money and the inconvenience of a future breakdown.
If you are a Landlord, there is no reason to forget about the boilers you have in your properties, Centra-Heat offer a free Landlord certificate with every boiler repair or servicing they complete.
Centra-Heat are a local company in the West Midlands who are specialists in servicing and repairing boilers. They are service agents for brands such as Worcester Bosch, Ariston, Heatline and Stanley, but can service most makes of boilers.