When it comes to maintaining your boiler it is important to remember that this is one of the more important household maintenance jobs, and is definitely not one to be forgotten.
A maintained boiler is a safe boiler.
Maintaining your boiler, asides from the obvious reasons surrounding saving money and efficiency, is essential as a poorly maintained boiler can be a deadly one. Carbon monoxide poisoning is lethal and approximately thirty people per year in the UK have perished due to a leak from their gas appliance. As well as being deadly, slow exposure to the gas can cause lasting neurological damage.
Carbon Monoxide is an invisible, tasteless and odourless gas so is hard to detect which is why making sure maintaining your boiler is a top priority should not be put off. A boiler that is regularly checked and repaired is much less likely to have any carbon monoxide leaks and to make sure that your home is doubly protected, a British Gas engineer will advise you to have a Carbon Monoxide detector fitted.
A maintained boiler will save money on energy bills.
As well as the important safety reasons for maintaining your boiler, maintenance will save you money on your energy bills. The more efficient an appliance is, the less power it needs to fulfil the task at hand. By ensuring your boiler and other gas appliances are in top repair and are checked periodically to make sure that no faults have occurred you can be sure that the appliance is only using the minimum amount of energy.
The key benefit of becoming more energy efficient is that the less energy you use, the less you have to pay for. It stands to reason therefore that by ensuring that you have cover in place which makes maintaining your boiler easy and hassle free, that you are not only saving money but gaining peace of mind.