The annual boiler service is a very important job that is best done in the warmer months of the year, but did you know around 90% of us never have the boiler serviced.
The boiler for some reason seems to get forgotten until something happens, you go to have a shower and find you have no hot water. Then you start to panic trying to find someone to repair the boiler.
So why is the annual boiler service important?
11 years ago the high efficiency-condensing boiler became compulsory in the United Kingdom.
With the boilers before condensing it was not as important to have them serviced as it is now. The reason is that the boilers then did not have so many parts inside as they do in today's condensing boilers, yes they went wrong but were a lot easier and cheaper to repair, although it has always been a recommendation by the boilermakers to have the boiler and any gas appliance serviced annually.
It's more important now than ever before to have an annual boiler service and the boiler checked over to make sure it is performing as should be, and most important that it's SAFE.
With an annual boiler service, one of the most important checks is the flue pipe, this has to be checked to make sure all joints and seals are not leaking carbon monoxide or products of combustion into the room the boiler is located in.