One of the main reasons why it is important to have your gas boiler serviced is because regular checks keep you and your family safe.
Carbon monoxide poisoning kills more than 40 people per year in the UK and this dangerous gas is odourless and colourless – so it could be in your home and you wouldn’t even know it. The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include confusion, nausea, dizziness, tiredness and difficulty breathing. An annual gas boiler check will identify any risk of a leak early on and reduce the chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in your home.
Another important reason is because a well maintained boiler will work so much more efficiently and save you a lot of money on your fuel bills. Also, when you have your boiler serviced regularly you will be able to identify potential faults such as noisy components and minor leaks that could lead to more expensive repairs in the future.
Of course, one of the most pressing reasons is because it’s required by law. If you are an owner of a rental property you must have all gas appliances checked every year. If you don’t, you risk serious consequences and even imprisonment.