As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, the team from local heating experts, Walker, has joined with Lothian Life to offer one lucky Edinburgh* residentÂ a free gas boiler service this winter.
It is important to have your boiler checked once a year by aÂ Gas Safe Registered engineer, like the ones from Walker, to ensure that it’s running smoothly and safely. Servicing your boiler could save you money on larger repair bills and can extend the life of your boiler.
The Walker team of qualified, directly employed engineers are committed to keeping residents warm and have other tips and advice this winter:
1. Install a new boiler – Installing a new boiler can often feel like a big expense but can save you up to Â£305 a year in running costs! The latest boilers are a lot more energy efficient than older models. Check the age of the boiler and if it is Energy Saving Trust recommended. Boilers have energy ratings, much in the same way as homes.
2. Fit a carbon monoxide detector – Every year approximately 50 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning associated with domestic gas appliances, due mainly to these appliances not having been properly installed or maintained. As well as following the tips above, install a carbon monoxide alarm.
3. Look at available grants – The Energy Company Obligation was introduced to help reduce the amount of energy we use and help those living in fuel poverty. At Walker we advise customers on whether they may be eligible for a grant, which could include a new boiler. We are just a phone call away.
4. Bleed your radiators – If your radiators are colder at the top than they are at the bottom, then your radiators may have trapped air inside them thatâ€™s stopping the heat from circulating properly. Bleeding the radiators releases the air, allowing the radiator to run more efficiently and ensuring you and your family stay warmer this winter.
Whether you would like a no obligation quote for a new boiler, to discuss a boiler service or understand which grants you may be eligible for, please contact one of the team at Walker. The Walker team has been looking after local residents for over 18 years.
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For your chance to win a free gas boiler service from a Gas Safe Registered engineer, please complete your details** and send them to email@example.com. The prize draw closes at 09:00am on Wednesday 3rd December 2014.
*Please see the terms and conditions for a full list of eligible Edinburgh postcodes.
**By providing your contact details you agree that the Promoter and/or selected partners (including but not limited to HomeServe Alliance Limited) and/ or Lothian Life may use your details to keep you informed of products, services and offers that they consider may be of interest to you.