Friday, 3rd April, 2015
One of the simplest steps to reducing energy bills and increasing energy efficiency seems to get ignored – maintenance.
There is currently no legal requirement in the UK to have household boilers serviced on an annual basis, albeit for businesses it is often an insurance or operational necessity.
Long term benefits of regular heating maintenance far outweigh the cost of servicing. For example having a regularly serviced boiler or air conditioning can reduce your annual fuel costs by up to 10%, therefore ensuring they are not only safe, but efficient as well. It also means that any faults or problems with your equipment can be identified early on, reducing the chance of expensive repairs further down the line.
As well as reducing energy bills and increasing efficiency, there is also a level of safety guaranteed with regular maintenance. In the case of your boiler being poorly maintained or not regularly serviced, it can produce carbon monoxide gas. This dangerous substance is very harmful and can even lead to fatalities. In the case of air conditioning and ventilation filters and fans can become so saturated with dust and grease which renders the equipment almost unusable.
The importance of ongoing maintenance is paramount, and without it even brand new boilers, air conditioning and electrical equipment will start to deteriorate as soon as they’re installed. Every building will benefit from preventative maintenance in order to ensure its long term efficiency.
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