Why you should get your boiler serviced in SUMMER
With the sun making more of an appearance, most of us won't be thinking about our boilers very much.
But experts say getting a boiler serviced over the summer, rather than leaving it until the winter months, could help households save money.
By getting ahead you could avoid having to shell out for an emergency service during winter, when your boiler is once again running full whack.
These call-outs can cost upwards of 400, according to figures from the tradesperson directory, Checkatrade.
In comparison, the average cost of a service for a gas boiler is around 80.An annual service is usually a condition of a boiler's warranty.
Ben Gallizi, energy expert as Uswitch.comcomments: 'While your boiler isn't often top of mind during the summer, it could be a good time to consider getting it serviced.
'Having your boiler serviced at least once a year will help to ensure it's safe and working to its maximum efficiency. Leaving any issues undiscovered could become dangerous.
'Thinking ahead and getting your boiler serviced over the summer means you'll eliminate any issues before the winter, when you'll be relying on it most.'