Many of us take our boiler for granted. With the simple touch of a button, or by programming a timer, we can have heating and hot water on demand, every day. Although this is an essential appliance, we don’t tend to pay attention to it until something goes wrong. A boiler breakdown can suddenly leave you without heating and hot water, with most breakdowns occurring during the cold winter months.
At Virtue Heating & Plumbing Ltd, our heating engineers have over 80 years’ experience carrying out a range of services for customers across Horley. As specialists in boiler repairs and boiler replacements, as well as underfloor heating and central heating repairs, we know everything there is to know about keeping your home warm.
And to us, few things are as important as regular boiler servicing.
We recommend you book in with Gas Safe registered or OFTEC installers for servicing, once every 12 months. This will keep your boiler operating at its best, for as long as possible.
Some of the many benefits of annual boiler servicing by heating engineers like us include:
Less Risk of Breakdowns
Whether you rely on radiators or underfloor heating to heat your home in Horley, nobody wants to be without efficient central heating, at any time of the year. Especially during the winter. Although you can always call us for emergency boiler repairs and central heating repairs, why wait until something goes wrong? Servicing your boiler enables us to detect minor issues before they develop into something more serious.
If you leave the problem for too long, it may damage your boiler beyond repair. In which case, you will probably require a boiler replacement.
Breakdowns in Horley tend to occur during the winter because many of us leave our boilers idle over the summer, then rely heavily on them as the weather turns. This can put extra strain on your system and may lead to a breakdown.
Our heating engineers, therefore, recommend you service your boiler over the summer or during autumn, to ensure everything is working at its best, in time for winter.
Keeping Your Family Safe
A faulty boiler can be a dangerous thing. Broken or weak components can cause an explosion or a fire, and may also lead to carbon monoxide gas leaks, which is highly poisonous. Whether installing underfloor heating or carrying out central heating repairs around Horley, our heating engineers have the necessary training and skill to install and repair a wide range of heating appliances in a safe, professional manner.
As such, we recognise the importance of a healthy, functioning boiler.
If we don’t believe boiler repairs will fix the issue, we will recommend that you look at getting a boiler replacement.
Some boilers, such as Vaillant products, come with a guarantee that save you from the cost of boiler repairs caused by issues like breakdowns. However, manufacturers usually stipulate that failing to get your boiler serviced regularly may invalidate your warranty.
The same may apply to central heating repairs and underfloor heating systems.
Without a valid warranty, some of our customers in Horley may find that a boiler replacement is more cost-effective than paying for extensive repairs.
If you want to reduce the risk of invalidating your warranty and suffering a boiler breakdown or gas leak, then book in with Virtue Heating & Plumbing Ltd for annual servicing.
At this point, we would also like to remind you that we have heat pump engineers working in the Surrey area who can transform the way you heat your home. We supply and install air-source heat pumps which use the warmth in outside air as a renewable source of energy. This lowers the impact of your carbon footprint and makes your property more sustainable.
We can fit air-to-water or air-to-air heat pumps based on your current heating setup and what you wish to achieve.