Even though the long, cold dark winter days are a distant memory, remember your boiler still needs a little care in the summer months too. It’s the perfect time to get your boiler checked in preparation for the upcoming winter months as the days turn colder and the nights get darker. But why should you get your boiler checked in the summer? Here are just a few reasons:

The Boiler is Inactive

During the summer months the boiler is rarely used other than for hot water. Even though your boiler is dormant for most of the summer it will have been working hard over the winter months and as you aren’t using your boiler it would be easier for a gas engineer to identify any issues such as build up in the system. A health check is important before you switch it back on and if it does need any work it’s less disruptive to have it carried out in the summer when it’s not used as often than it is in the middle of winter.


When the boiler is given a health check in the months when it’s not used as often, minor issues can be identified quickly and resolved before it snowballs into a bigger problem. In the worst case scenario and your boiler has reached the end of its working life, there’s plenty of time to get a replacement before the weather turns cold.

Faster Call Out Times

During the winter months the demand for gas engineers is at its highest so it can be difficult to schedule in your annual boiler check. Booking in the summer when there’s less demand means that it’s easier to get an appointment on a day and time that works well for you.

Peace of Mind

Once you have had your summer boiler health check you can go into the winter months with greater peace of mind that your boiler is ready for the long winter ahead. Taking good care of your boiler will prolong its life and keep you warm during the winter when the weather turns cold.

Good boiler maintenance will only save you money over the long term because the cost of a regular service is much less than it would be for a repair or replacement part if it breaks down. It will also keep you warm and cosy when it matters the most, so you don’t have to worry about an expensive boiler breakdown in the middle of winter. If you require assistance with this, don’t hesitate to contact Albino Builders ltd today.