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Should you be thinking about changing your boiler this summer?

It’s understandable that when the weather’s warm and sunny, the last thing you’ll be thinking about is your boiler and how reliable it is. However, summer is arguably the best time to have your heating system repaired, serviced or replaced. Here’s why…

You can stay warm

It’s common for boilers to fail in the winter months, particularly when they’re turned on after a period of inactivity. This can mean that boiler engineers are at their busiest during this time, attending emergency callouts for those left without heating and hot water amidst plummeting temperatures.

As you can imagine, having a boiler breakdown in the height of winter is not an enjoyable experience and something that you’ll want resolving as soon as possible. However, finding an emergency plumber might be a struggle due to high demand.

Reduced waiting time

If you do need your boiler sorting in the summer, it’s likely that you’ll be able to get the job done sooner, thanks to the lower amount of boiler problems encountered at this time of year. If you do have to wait to get your boiler repaired, serviced, or replaced in the summer, the warmer weather can make a wait more bearable too.

You're able to spot the problem easily

When a boiler isn’t being used, it’s easy to tell when something’s wrong, such as identifying a blockage in the system. Therefore, it can make sense to have your boiler problems fixed during the warmer weather when you aren’t using it and can manage without a boiler while it’s getting fixed or replaced.

You'll have the time to pick the right company

When it’s not urgent to get your boiler back up and running, you can take your time choosing the right plumbing and heating engineer for you. You can also take time deciding which boiler is best for your needs. It can also be a good time to schedule a boiler service because if issues are found, it means you’re able to take your time picking the best people to get the job done.

You can feel confident during the winter

When you get your boiler replaced in the summer, it means the chances of suffering a boiler breakdown during winter are slim. This offers peace of mind in knowing that your home or business will stay toasty even when it’s freezing outside. In addition, a new boiler can actually save you money in the long run because it’s often far more efficient which can reduce your winter heating bills too.

Remember, you should only employ a Gas Safe registered engineer to work on your boiler or central heating system to ensure it is safe and working efficiently.


If you need to upgrade or service your boiler this summer, contact WRP Group on 01772 347327.

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