Boilers are like the motor of your home. They not only protect your family from the elements, they are needed to keep everything within your house at a temperature that it can function properly. But like anything, boilers can fail at the most inopportune moments due to faulty parts, pumps, or electrical components.
Boilers are recommended to be serviced on an annual basis to ensure they are working properly but it is often one of those things that we notice gets overlooked for many of our customers. Whether you’re simply busy with the chaos of everyday life or not really convinced that a service is necessary, we have put together this list of the top five reasons you might want to call your plumber and schedule an annual boiler service.
To make it easier to schedule your annual boiler service, Warrior Plumbing and Heating has bundled up our most popular (and most crucial) cool weather services to save you hundreds of dollars. We are offering a water heater inspection, sump pump inspection, and boiler service for a low price of just $350. Typically, these services cost upwards of $500 – $600.
To take advantage of this price through November 30th, simply fill out our contact us form or call us at 443-967-3736. Keep in mind, this offer excludes high-efficiency water heaters & boilers. We’d be happy to give you a fair price on a high-efficiency bundle, however.
*Additional $100 Charge for Steam Boiler Service
Top Five Reasons to Schedule an Annual Boiler Service
One of the most important reasons for a boiler service is that it helps to keep you and your family safe. Your boiler is a fuel-burning appliance that can release carbon monoxide, which is also known as the “Invisible Killer”. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that is tasteless, colorless, and odorless which means it is hard to detect its presence and makes people unaware when they are being poisoned.
Preventative and regular boiler maintenance allows a trusted professional to identify any issues before the worst occurs. Servicing your boiler can give you peace of mind that you and your loved ones are safe, or highlight any need for repairs before faults cause any serious damage to your health.
Catch Faults Early
While boiler issues could occur at any time, they often become more noticeable as the cooler winter months approach us. Chances are, if you are not a trained professional, you will not know about a problem until you come to turn your boiler on and it won’t ignite leaving your home without heat or hot water. During a boiler service, a professional plumber will be able to identify any faults and address them early on before they become major, costly issues.
Stay Under Warranty
If your boiler is under a warranty guarantee, it is common that the manufacturer will require you to have an annual service to keep the warranty valid. If you do not service your boiler for more than 12 months, this may void your warranty and will likely make you liable to pay the full repair costs involved with the boiler if there are any faults. Be sure to check the conditions of the warranty on your boiler. If it does require an annual service, make sure you book one in on time so that you are not liable for any future repair expenses.
One argument that we see against boiler service is that it costs money – and people often think that it’ll be a waste. This is not the case though. As part of your boiler service, a professional Warrior plumber will carry out all necessary checks to ensure that your boiler is running efficiently, which can actually save you money over time.
While the age and model of your boiler will ultimately determine how energy efficient it is, improving your boiler’s efficiency will mean that it will use less energy to run and subsequently keep your energy bills lower long term.
Replacing a boiler can also be costly, so you will want to ensure you get the most out of your boiler. Maintaining a healthy, efficient boiler with regular servicing can help prolong the life of your boiler. Remember the average lifespan of a boiler is between 10 and 15 years, but with careful maintenance and regular servicing, it can reach this age and beyond.
Know The Law
Are you a landlord or a renter? The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations (Installation and Use) Law places legal duties on landlords to ensure the safety of gas fittings and appliances in rental properties. Landlords must maintain the safety of: gas appliances, pipework leading to gas appliances, and flues from gas appliances. Landlords are legally required under these regulations to renew their gas safety certificate after an annual inspection of all systems every year.
With the hustle and bustle of everyday living, it makes it really convenient to conduct a gas safety check at the same time as a boiler service. As a landlord or a renter, this means that you know the boiler is working well and poses minimal risk to your tenants’ if a landlord or your own health if a renter. A boiler service is a proactive approach towards reducing the chance of faults and detecting issues early on, before they become costly long term problems.
Need a Baltimore Area Plumbing Professional? Call Warrior Plumbing & Heating
Do you need to schedule your annual boiler service with a Baltimore area plumbing professional? We’re here to help! Simply fill out our contact us form or call us at 443-967-3736.