GAS SAFETY WEEK: The truth about Brits and their boilers

GAS SAFETY WEEK: The truth about Brits and their boilers

Worcester Bosch has uncovered some alarming truths among homeowners and tenants when it comes to boiler maintenance – something which has deteriorated during lockdown.

Almost a third of boilers were overdue on checks, with lockdown measures delaying these further, given the restrictions on people entering houses. A significant 24% of those surveyed also admitted that they were unaware that their boilers should be checked every 12 months.

On top of that, one in five of those renting said they were unaware if their landlord had had a gas safety check undertaken on their boilers – even though it’s a legal requirement.

The company also found that a quarter of Brits believed a boiler would only last up to five years.

Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Communication and Product Management at Worcester Bosch, commented: “Our findings are alarming, however sadly not too surprising. Heating appliances such as boilers are regularly overlooked by homeowners, even though if not properly maintained they can cause a number of issues.

“Having your boiler regularly serviced can ensure it is running efficiently and safely, as well as avoiding unavoidable – and sometimes costly – issues later down the line.”

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