In Scotland, we generally take our central heating for granted and the expectation is that our homes will be warm when we wake up and when we return from work in the evenings. Our gas boiler is working very hard in the background and gas boilers operate so silently that the only way that you know that it’s running is when you see the red light. People even have them installed in the kitchen behind a door for convenience. However, if you don’t have it serviced on a regular basis, one morning, you will wake up to or arrive home at a cold home.
A boiler needs to be serviced at least once a year by a heating engineer in Edinburgh to keep it efficient and safe. There are a number of things that your local heating engineer can perform to make sure that your gas boiler is running at its optimum.
- The flue needs to be cleaned regularly to stop dangerous chemicals and gases building up like carbon monoxide. This is an odourless element and can be very dangerous for you and your family members.
- During the service, your heating engineer is looking for issues with your boiler with regards to worn parts and it’s better to catch them now and make the repair. If you wait, it may cost you a new boiler.
- Ensuring that the boiler is burning the right mixture of gas and air for optimum heat will save you money in terms of your fuel bill. If the boiler doesn’t have to work as hard, then it saves you fuel.
If you haven’t done it in a while, get your boiler serviced today and ensure the safety and longevity of your heating source.