There are very good reasons why the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors Ireland (APHCI) are pushing for stricter regulation. Many homeowners don’t realise how important a regular gas boiler service in Dublin is. It’s estimated there are currently over 100’000 illegal boilers installed in homes in Ireland, which is putting homeowners and tenants at risk.
In addition to the potential lethal threat of ignoring your gas boiler service in Dublin, there are also many other advantages. Below we’ll share all the information you need to ensure you and your family stay safe, warm, and a little wealthier.
Make sure your family stays safe
Having a regular gas boiler service in Dublin helps to ensure everything is working as it should be. This dramatically reduces the chances of something going wrong, such as a gas leak or carbon monoxide poisoning. A gas boiler service also checks every component in your boiler, reducing the risk of a fire or explosion due to a lack of maintenance. Rented properties should already have a carbon monoxide alarm fitted, but it’s also a good idea for private residential homes too. Carbon monoxide has no noticeable smell, making it a quick and silent killer.
The peace of mind you gain by having a regular gas boiler service in Dublin is priceless. The potential consequences of pushing your luck to save a few euros are too great. Ignoring it has the potential to be a lethal mistake.
A gas boiler service in Dublin saves you money
While we all like to save a few euros, and it can be tempting to put things off when money is tight, it’s false economy to ignore your gas boiler service in Dublin. Regular maintenance improves the efficiency and reliability of your boiler, saving you money on your energy bills. It also means a qualified engineer will spot any potential problems early and deal with them before they evolve into bigger problems, which saves you money over the longer term.
Some boilers are still under the manufacturers warranty. Not having your gas boiler service in Dublin at the recommended intervals can invalidate your warranty, leaving you to pick up the bill. If there’s ever a problem that causes damage to other parts of your home, some insurance companies will try to avoid paying out if you haven’t maintained your boiler properly.
Create a comfortable home
As summer ends and the colder months are just around the corner, now is the perfect time to ensure your gas boiler and heating system are all in good shape before the harsher months start. The coming winter months put far more strain on your boiler as you’ll use it more frequently and at higher temperatures. The colder weather also makes winter the worst time to have any sort of breakdown.
Knowing your gas boiler will keep you and your family nice and cosy gives you added peace of mind for the coming winter months.
It’s not just money you’re saving
While a regular gas boiler service in Dublin will help ensure your boiler runs efficiently, saving you money on your utility bills, the more efficiently it works the less fuel it will use, and subsequently, the smaller your carbon footprint will be. This means a regular gas boiler service in Dublin isn’t just good for your bank balance, but for the planet as well.
Do you need a new gas boiler?
There comes a point, of course, where even the best maintained boilers become less efficient to a point where it’s worth considering a replacement. You can find a guide to help you make a decision on the Sustainable Energy Association of Ireland (SEAI) website. As a rough guide, they suggest you should start to consider swapping most standard household boilers once they are over about fifteen years old.
This fifteen-year mark is the tipping point where most boilers become so inefficient it becomes cost effective to have a new one installed. Even if you’re old boiler is working well, the newer technology that’s developed over this period can save you approximately twenty five percent on your heating bill. The fact it will also be more reliable and safer is an added bonus.
Use accredited professionals for your gas boiler service
You want to have confidence in the work carried out. Ensuring the company you use to perform your gas boiler service in Dublin is properly trained and accredited will guarantee you have peace of mind. Accreditation means you know their workmanship is to a minimum level of competency. It’s also illegal for someone who isn’t registered as a gas installer to service or repair your boiler.
Make a note of the due date
It can be easy for things to slip our minds when everything is working as it should. It can be a good idea to set a reminder in your phone or mark the date on your calendar to help you remember. It can also be a good idea to book your gas boiler service in Dublin well in advance to avoid getting caught out at busier times of year.
Choose professionals that put your safety first
All the engineers at Gas Safe Engineering are trained and experienced professionals. We work to very high standards, ensuring your family’s safety and the quality of the work. Using us guarantees complete peace of mind for all plumbing and heating work. You’ll know there are competent professionals providing the best possible service.
Our customer support team are a friendly bunch and always happy to help. They’ll deal with any enquiry you have efficiently. Gas Safe Engineering are also members of several trade organisations, including the Register of Gas Installers of Ireland. If you need a gas boiler service, or simply have a query you’d like help with, then don’t hesitate to call us on 01 969 5219, or e-mail us on email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help.