But clever customers pay as much attention to their home comfort during the warmer weeks of the year as they do in the dead of winter.
If you’re aware you soon need to replace your old boiler then summer is undoubtedly the best time to do it, and here is why.
Many homeowners wait until they need their central heating system and boiler most, before deciding to replace it.
Others ignore the problem until it is too late, waiting for their failing boiler to break down first. Inevitably they find themselves without a way to heat their home during sub-zero nights and chilly days.
And as sure as night does follow day we will hear them tell us, “we should have done this during the summer” and they’re right for these seven reasons:
1. Fix the roof while the sun is shining
It’s an old adage but it has stood the test of time for a reason. You wouldn’t want to delay fixing a hole in your roof until it was raining, so why would you wait until the climate is cold to put your central heating system in order? It doesn’t make sense to wait to replace a faulty boiler when it’s freezing cold. It’s better to do it beofre the bad weather arrives. Those who get their new boiler in summer are prepared for the worst eventuality which can happen to their heating during the winter.
2. It ruins Christmas
The most common time for a boiler breakdowns in winter is at Christmas, usually just as all the family arrive for their celebrations. Knocking the thermostat up a couple of degrees, heating extra bedrooms, keeping the house warm 24 hours a day puts sudden pressure on a boiler. New boilers cope, old ones typically curl up and die – leaving everyone to swap gifts and watch Xmas telly in a cold house. It won’t be easy to find a new boiler or repair man before the New Year either.
3. Wait less time
For the simple reason most people postpone replacing their boiler until winter, everyone who does waits longer for the installation of their appliance to commence. It’s a simple question of supply and demand. Engineers are busier in the winter. Customers who book their boiler installation in summer typically find the job completed in a much shorter timeframe. When Cosy Abodes takes a call between May and October we usually begin the work required within seven days.
4. Stay warm
Many customers forget the heating and hot water have to go off while we replace a boiler. While Cosy Abodes Boiler Installation usually requires only one day to replace a boiler, the job occasionally stretches to two and leaves homes without heat and hot water for longer than is comfortable. Those clients of ours who exchange their boiler during the summer don’t suffer the discomfort and ordeal of battling the cold in their own homes while we work. Most barely register a change to their day-to-day life.
5. Make better decisions
Choosing to replace your boiler in summer gives you much more time to make the best choices for you. Given the expense it feels wise to take time to choose a new boiler, identify the best place for its installation in your home, and maybe even select a few new radiators. But the pressure is on in winter. Every cold day counts. Decisions are more likely to be rushed then. In summer you can make those decisions at your leisure, so each one is the right one for you.
6. Less stress
The worry and occasional panic our customers suffer when buying a new boiler in the wintertime is in stark contrast to those who get the job done so calmly during the summer months. There is a great deal of stress and pressure to rectify the situation when a boiler decides to pack in and give up in January, because no family likes to come home to, sleep and get up in a freezing cold house. Best to save yourself the distress and displeasure of it all by installing a new boiler with great ease in the summer.
7. Peace of mind
Once the job is done you can breeze into winter with a nice feeling of smug satisfaction that there won’t be any trouble ahead. It’s one less thing on your mind and it’s been done under full control and with great planning. The alternative is to put it off and worry that your old boiler will make it through the winter and won’t breakdown when you need it most, and they often do when you turn them on for the first time after a long summer of little or no use.