What day will your boiler break down?

With the cold weather now upon us, your boiler is doing more work than it has in awhile. When your boiler will break down has always been a mystery, but a new survey conducted by EDF Energy may help predict what day it will happen.

With the four most common break down days falling in December, customers will be picking up the phones to get some help and gas engineers across the country are going to be busy fixing boilers.

Not one to question research, we did a quick survey in the office, with most people thinking it was Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or Boxing day. But the study brought a bit of clarity to our train of thought. The survey showed the four most common days for a boiler to malfunction being the 1st, 22nd, 8th and the 15th of December.

Getting your boiler fixed, especially during the holidays can be difficult, with those who were surveyed stating they had to wait a whole working week before their boiler was fixed, so being prepared can save you from the cold.

Something as simple as an annual boiler service can help catch issues before they arise by ensuring your system is running correctly before heavy use occurs.

In the age of finding how to fix everything on-line and with money tight during the holiday season, a lot of people turn to the internet to diagnose the problem and then try a DIY fix. As it is a gas appliance, this can be extremely dangerous, is often illegal and cause more damage to your boiler. When in doubt, always call a Gas Safe Registered engineer. And if you are in South West London call 020 7350 2511 to get one of our engineers out make sure you and your family are warm and safe this holiday season.

1 Mirror Your boiler is most likely to break down on this date according to new research Accessed online 2 December http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/your-boiler-most-likely-break-6916702

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