Do Static Caravan Boilers Need a Service Every Year?
Static caravans are extremely popular in the UK and are a great way for family and freinds to get together and enjoy some quality time with one another. But, like anything else, they require regular maintenance and servicing to ensure your investment is protected.
So, does a static caravan need a boiler service every year? The simple answer is yes! Read on to find out why.
Why Is Regular Servicing Important?
Regular servicing of caravan boilers is essential for keeping them in good condition and ensuring they remain safe to use. It can help identify any potential problems before they become serious, saving you money in the long run.
Servicing and maintaining caravan boilers helps give you a piece of mind knowing that they have been regularly checked for correct operation and also helps maintain the value of your caravan if you ever decide to sell it.
What Does A Service Involve?
A service typically involves checking all the major components of caravan boilers, checking safety devices work properly, checking for any leaks inside the boiler and to ensure that the boiler is burning efficiently. These are only some of the checks that are made during a boiler service.
When hiring a local gas safe registered engineer, ask him what checks will be done during the service and how long it will take. A proper service should take at least 40 minutes depending on what needs done. If the heat exchanger needs cleaned, it will take a little longer to do this, probably around an hour.
If you are renting out your static caravan, you will require a gas safety certificate, which will be provided by the gas engineer that does the service. The service must be completed by a Gas Safe registered enginer. To find a Gas Safe registered engineer in your area click here.
How Often Should You Service Your Caravan Boilers?
It’s recommended that you have your caravan boilers serviced at least once a year by a Gas Safe registered engineer. The engineer will check to ensure that all parts are in good working order and that any potential problems are identified early on before they become more serious (and expensive) issues down the line.
If your static caravan is rented out, you must have it serviced every 12 months by law. Once the gas safe registeed engineer completes the boiler service, you will be provided with a safety certificate which you will need to have presented in a visible location inside the caravan.
How Much Are Caravan Boilers?
Caravan boilers vary in price, however, to give you an idea of the cost here are a few different options:
Cheaper brand with only a 2 or 3 year warranty would cost around 1800GBP
Middle range combi boiler with a 5 year warranty would cost around 2000 to 2200GBP
Top of the range combi boiler with a 10 year warranty would set you back around 2500 to 2800GBP.
Not all maufacturers offer their models in lpg, you will need to do some research on this before you decide which make and model you choose. If you need some advice on this, please feel free to contact us here.
If you need a quote for a new caravan boiler, click here.
In conclusion, yes, caravans do need to be serviced every year if you are renting it out. Otherwise it is optional but we strongly recommend that you do not neglect having a service done.
By choosing to have regular servicing done, you are investing in your caravan and will prolong the lifespan of the boiler. Servicing the boiler can help identify any potential problems before they become serious, saving you money in the long run and helping maintain the value of your caravan should you ever decide to sell it.
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