SAVE MONEY ON A SUMMER BOILER SERVICE
The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) recommend that homeowners get their boiler serviced or upgraded during the summer months when heating engineers are far less busy – and prices are lower.
3 June 2015 – It’s summer and who thinks about getting their boiler serviced? But it’s well known that boilers that are not regularly serviced are more prone to fail, and if yours has broken down in the middle of the winter you will know that there are few things more miserable than being in a house or flat with no hot water and no heating. Yet, in winter heating engineers are rushed off their feet – dealing with these breakdowns and repairs – so getting one to come out “instantly” while you shiver with cold is not always possible and it can take days before they can fit you in. This is just one reason why the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) recommend getting your boiler serviced or upgraded during the summer months when heating engineers are far less busy – and prices are lower.
B&ES spokesman, Mark Oakes, advises, “Clearly heating engineers are far less busy during the summer months so it’s a good time to call in a registered heating engineer, and you can normally expect to pay around 20% less for a boiler service.
“Not only are regularly serviced boilers far less prone to break down but they will also operate more efficiently and, with prevailing high energy prices, a well maintained boiler will use less fuel, saving on your energy bills.
“Of even more importance still is the safety implications of a boiler that has not been regularly serviced, or at least checked by a qualified engineer for some time; around 40 people in the UK still needlessly die every year from preventable carbon monoxide poisoning caused by defective domestic gas appliances and poorly ventilated systems. And thousands more are admitted to A&E with suspected CO poisoning.
“So why not take advantage of lower summer prices and heating engineers that are more readily available by getting your heating system serviced in the summer months.”
All B&ES companies providing services to homeowners are TrustMark members and all B&ES members that undertake gas work are also Gas Safe registered. For more information about the TrustMark scheme visit: http://www.trustmark.org.uk.
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Notes to editors
Since its formation in 1904, B&ES, the Building & Engineering Services Association (formerly the HVCA) has represented the interests of companies engaged in a wide range of building and engineering services including domestic heating and renewable technologies.
B&ES members are subject to regular, third-party inspection and assessment of their technical competence and commercial capability, carried out by an independent certification body at least every three years.
B&ES members who undertake gas installations are registered with Gas Safe – the gas safety watchdog body – and are also members of TrustMark, the Government-endorsed scheme designed to direct customers towards reliable tradespeople.