Continuing with our seasonal property maintenance series, this week we consider what the winter weather does to your boiler. A boiler inspection is highly recommended as the weather gets colder, and more heating is needed in the home. Should your boiler break down during this time, it would be incredibly difficult to manage until it got fixed. Additionally, a broken boiler could be a cause of carbon monoxide poisoning. Due to the fact carbon monoxide is scentless, it can be difficult to detect, so it’s important to ensure your home is safe.
An inspection will check that the controls on the boiler are working properly, that there are no cracks or leaks, that the pressure is correct, and that no unsafe emissions are being released. The boiler will also be cleaned as a part of the service. Should your boiler fail the inspection, that means it’s time for a new one. If your boiler is over 15 years old, the chances are you’re ready for a new one, as most boilers from during this time are only around 75% efficient. A new high efficiency condensing boiler will have an approximate 90% efficiency, keeping your house warmer without extortionate heating bills.
As a landlord, it becomes all the more important to have an energy efficient property during winter, especially if you’re paying the bills. An efficient boiler means lower heating costs, and a warmer house means happy tenants. By holding the high-efficiency condensing grade as required by law, it is estimated you or your tenants could save up to a third on your heating bills, plus it helps the environment!
To learn more about Mistoria’s boiler installation services, click here. Alternatively, you can call us on 0800 500 3015 or contact us via our website to talk to us about any of our available renovation, furnishing or maintenance services – we’d be happy to help!