Have you ever asked yourself why you need to arrange a Worcester Bosch service every year?
It’s coming up to that time of year again… but wait a minute, the boiler seems fine. Couldn’t you just save a bit of money and arrange it next year instead? I mean, what’s the worst that could happen?
The answer is, more than you think. We hear the above from customers all the time, but actually, not servicing your boiler every year could be a costly mistake that can put you and your family’s lives in danger.
Don’t believe me? Below are five reasons to arrange an annual service for your Worcester Bosch boiler.
1. Keep your boiler under warranty
One of the most obvious reasons to arrange an annual service for your boiler is that it’s mandatory in order for your boiler to remain covered under warranty. Worcester Bosch warranties (or guarantees) can last up to 10 years, which could potentially save you a lot on repairs if anything happens to go wrong.
Luckily, if you have recently missed your Worcester Bosch’s annual service, there may be a way to fix this, as an accredited Worcester Bosch engineer can potentially help. To find one, try the Gas Safe register.
2. Ultimate peace of mind
Another no-brainer here; owning and operating a faulty boiler could mean you’re putting the lives of yourself and your family in danger. According to statistics from the UK government, around 4,000 people end up in A&E with carbon monoxide poisoning every year. Around 50 of them (adults and children) die.
So, suddenly having your boiler serviced every year doesn’t seem so bad, does it? A qualified Gas Safe registered engineer will be able to check there are no faults or leaks with your boiler, so you can be safe in the knowledge that the silent killer won’t strike in your home.
3. Lower your fuel bills
If your boiler isn’t regularly serviced, there’s a chance it might not be running as efficiently as it could be, therefore costing you more in energy bills than is necessary. A certified gas engineer will be able to check everything is running as effectively as possible, which will also lower your carbon footprint.
4. Prolong the life of your boiler
As boilers get older, their components start to fail and break down over time. But did you know that having your boiler regularly serviced and maintained can actually help to prolong the life of your boiler? If you don’t, you could be shelling out for a new boiler years before you really have to.
5. Keep your insurance policy valid
Finally, most home insurance policies state it is mandatory for you to ensure your boiler is safe for use in your home. Getting your Worcester Bosch serviced annually will help you meet the insurance requirements on your policy – but to be on the safe side, always check with your provider.
Never want to forget again?
Don’t want to run the risk of forgetting to arrange your annual service? Arranging your boiler’s service is your responsibility, but there is a way you can ensure you never forget again, whilst keeping hold of your Worcester Bosch boiler’s 5, 8 or 10-year warranty.
All you have to do is set up a monthly direct debit or standing order with your preferred company, to cover the cost of your boiler’s annual service. We’ve recently started offering this to our customers, which allows them to pay £90 spread over 12 months at £7.50 per month.
This means the responsibility to carry out your Worcester Bosch service automatically falls to your chosen company as part of your ongoing payment plan, and they’ll get in touch when it’s time to service your boiler.
TIP: The next time you get a new boiler installed (or have it serviced with a new company) always check your they will contact you when a year is up. There’s no point in getting a 10-year guarantee and losing it because of a forgetful mistake.
I hope you’ve found this blog useful when it comes to understanding why it’s so important to arrange your Worcester Bosch service on an annual basis. Don’t you think these reasons are good enough to ensure your boiler is serviced by accredited engineers?
If you have any questions, or need help with any other matter concerning your boiler, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly – or alternatively, leave a comment below.