Although your boiler won’t be in use as much during the Summer months and might not be at the forefront of your mind, it can be the ideal time to get it checked out to ensure that everything is ticking over as it should be. Here are a few reasons why it is better to be safe during Summer, than sorry when Winter arrives, just around the corner
It might be on its last legs
Although your boiler might seem to be working fine, it could be on the verge of a breakdown without you releasing and it’s much better to find this out during the Summer. It might be subtle things such as your radiators not emitting as much heat, problems with the hot taps and strange smells around the home that could indicate there might be something wrong. Read our blog post with more information of how to spot the main warning signs.
There’s still time to get the problem resolved
If there is an issue with your boiler, it is much better to become aware of it during the Summer when the weather is milder and your central heating is less of a necessity. Plus you still have time to get the issue resolved and it won’t feel like as much of an emergency. The last thing you want is to be without heating and hot water during minus temperatures.
Replace before the temperature drops
In the unfortunate scenario that your boiler will need replacing due to an irreparable fault, you will still have time to get the situation resolved while the weather is mild. It will give you more time to organise a replacement and will mean you won’t need to make any rushed decisions or overpay for a new boiler.
Less demand in engineers
As you can imagine, the busiest time of year for Gas Safe engineers and plumbers is during the Winter months, when people experience more problems around the home due to the weather conditions. This can cause delays in getting someone to your property to sort out the problem, meaning you could be without heating or water for longer than expected. Getting your service or health check out of the way during Summer will give you peace of mind.
You won’t get caught cold
Most importantly you are less likely to run into any problems during the Winter months, if everything has been checked in the Summer and is in full working order. If you have had assurance from a Gas Safe engineer then you won’t need to worry about any unexpected occurrences that could leave you out in the cold.