Shocking survey reveals the UK fails its boilers every day

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The UK’s lack of knowledge on heating systems highlights dangers ahead of upcoming Gas Safety Week and winter months …

Worcester Bosch reveals the lack of regular maintenance and servicing by much of the nation with their boilers. The alarming survey reveals that half of the nation has never asked for the service history of a boiler upon moving into a new house, with 18% believing that servicing is unnecessary until a boiler breaks down.

Ahead of the upcoming Gas Safety Week, Worcester Bosch highlights that this could be a huge mistake as many Brits that have recently moved to a new house could have a boiler that has not been serviced for well over the recommended time of one year and some perhaps never. The survey also reveals that over 10% of the population have never had their boiler serviced, and a further 20% haven’t had their boiler serviced for over 12 months.

As we approach the beginning of the colder months and the most common time for boilers to break down, the lack of understanding in boiler maintenance has concerned Worcester Bosch. Often, a boiler’s warranty is voided if it is not serviced at least once a year, meaning that a significant number of UK homes may have lost this opportunity.

This could cause problems for much of the population, particularly millennials, of whom over a third said they would wait for their boiler to break down before servicing it. This fails to consider that when a boiler breaks down, the home is left without any hot water or heating until the boiler is fixed.

It’s clear that the UK population don’t realise the risks of ignoring their boiler, with one fifth of men and nearly one sixth of women in the nation believing that their money could be spent better elsewhere.

 

Shocking survey reveals the UK fails its boilers every day

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