To guarantee your boiler’s efficiency and longevity there are several things you can do to help ensure you have hot water and heating year round.

Get an annual boiler service

Once a year your boiler should be serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Your boiler will be inspected to check that it complies with regulations, and will be tested, cleaned and repaired – should any faults be uncovered.

Helping to prevent it from becoming slow, uneconomical and dangerous, an annual boiler service is recommended to ensure your boiler remains gas safe.

Fire up your boiler regularly

To ensure your boiler remains in good condition it should be turned on regularly. By firing it up for 10 minutes once a month you’ll ensure that all the parts are moving correctly and that the pump remains clear, helping to minimise the chances of a breakdown.

Understand the risks of carbon monoxide

To protect yourself against carbon monoxide poisoning, install an audible carbon monoxide alarm that meets British or European Standards. Warning you if there’s a leak, it’s important to understand the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and to seek medical assistance immediately.

Know what to do if there’s a gas leak

If you suspect a gas leak you should contact the National Gas Emergency Service immediately by calling 0800 111 999.