Homeowners 'should get boiler contracts'

Saturday, 10 November 2012

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People who are worried about the costs of getting their boiler checked ahead of the winter months should speak to professionals from a reputable firm, it has been advised.

Chris McLain, head of home energy services for utility company EON, stressed that contracts have fixed prices, making sure that contents insurance holders pay the same amount every month.

Getting an annual boiler check is a very important part of property maintenance and he noted that if such work should be carried out as early as possible so that there is time to fix it before temperatures plummet dramatically.

When an engineer does come out to check the boiler, residents could ensure that they demonstrate the safe things they can do with it, including pushing reset buttons, adjusting thermostats, checking time clocks and pressurising the system.

Such work will allow homeowners to gain an understanding of how their system operates.

"The best thing to do is be prepared. Make sure it is working properly. Ideally get an annual service maintenance inspection and check during the summer months as well," Mr McLain recommended.

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