How Boiler Servicing Can Save on Energy Costs

Almost every household in the UK is dreading the colder weather and the rise in their energy bills.

There are things you can do yourself to reduce your consumption and keep your costs down.

Having your boiler regularly serviced ensures your boiler is running at full efficiency to keep you warm and save you money.

It also helps to prevent any unexpected breakdowns and another bill for you to pay.

Energy Costs in Macclesfield

Cheshire East has the highest annual bills for October to Dec of this year. The average household energy bill is £3,811, which is £1,700 more than the summer period. It’s also a massive jump from last winter where the average bill was £1,354. That’s an increase of over £2,000.

This is a huge increase for some, with some areas seeing a higher cap based on the cost of transporting the energy to them.

While the cost of home heating oil has reduced slightly from earlier in the year, it will still cost you between £934 and £1,416 for 1000 litres of oil in Macclesfield.

It’s no wonder so many of us are dreading colder weather.

How boiler servicing can help you keep costs down

There are still some things you can do to keep your energy costs lower.

Getting your boiler serviced on a regular basis has many advantages. Whether you have an oil boiler or a gas boiler, the benefits include:

  • Making sure your boiler is working efficiently to ensure heat isn’t wasted and neither is your money.
  • Boiler servicing helps to prevent wear and tear, so your boiler will last longer and give you better value for money.
  • Unexpected breakdowns are less likely to happen if you regularly service your boiler to ensure any repairs can be done before it breaks.
  • Servicing your boiler ensures it is safe for your family as boilers can suffer gas leaks which can harm you.
  • Your warranty may specify that you need to service your boiler once a year for your warranty to be valid and cover the cost of boiler repairs.

How much is boiler servicing in Macclesfield?

The average price of a boiler service in Macclesfield is over £82, with some ranging up to £140.

At Add Heat we charge £75 plus VAT which is one of the most competitive and affordable prices in Macclesfield.

We are also able to do same day callouts because we understand how important heating is and we don’t want anyone to sit in a cold house this winter.

How often does my boiler need serviced?

Your boiler should be serviced once a year. The engineer will leave a sticker on your boiler to say when it was last serviced. This helps as a reminder to ensure this is done every year.

Is boiler service a legal requirement?

For households, a boiler service is not a legal requirement, but it is highly advised to ensure the safety of your home.

Landlords are legally required to have an annual boiler service carried out to ensure the safety of their tenants. If you do not do this, you could face a fine.

Boiler servicing should be carried out by an accredited and Gas Safe heating engineer to ensure it is done properly.

Help with your heating in Macclesfield

If you are worried about the cost of your heating, there are some grants available to help with heating costs in Macclesfield.

Cheshire East Council offer grants for heating repairs, renewable heating, and insulation. In order to qualify for this grant, your household income must be less than £31,00 with savings less than £23,250.

Or you must have an illness or need heating repairs in order to come home from hospital.

Grants are available for up to 75% of the cost of the work (up to £2,000).

You can apply for the Winter Household Fund or the Affordable Warmth Grant through the Cheshire East council website.

Help with boiler costs

If you do not qualify for any grants to help with your heating expenses, there are other ways to help you afford heating repairs when you need them.

At Addheat we offer boiler finance to spread the costs of a new boiler installation over several years. A small monthly payment is needed which ensures you’re able to always have heating, no matter what your circumstances.

There are a couple of boiler finance options available to suit you and ensure no one will be without heating.

Tips on saving energy

Apart from help with the cost of boiler repairs, there are other things you can do to save energy in your home.

  1. The first is, of course, to service your boiler.
  2. Use a smart monitor to see where you are using the most energy and try to cut it down.
  3. Bleed your radiators to ensure they are working at their optimal capacity.
  4. Turn off any electrical items when they’re not needed.
  5. Insulate your hot water tank.
  6. Invest in a new boiler if yours is more than 15 years old. The older your boiler, the less efficient it will be, and the more money it will waste.

While some of these will require an upfront cost, they will save you money in the long-term.

Plumbing and heating Macclesfield

If you want a boiler service in Macclesfield, make sure the company is Gas Safe Registered and OFTEC Registered.

This is an industry standard that requires ongoing training. The engineers have to keep up to date with the latest regulations which ensures they carry out your boiler service to the best of their ability.

At Add Heat, we are both Gas Safe and OFTEC Registered and accredited to work with several big boiler brands.

We install over 500 boilers a year and work with all types of boilers including combi boilers, system boilers, oil boilers, and gas boilers.

To book your boiler service before the cold weather hits, contact us today.

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