Whether buying or selling, it’s always nice to leave a bit of information behind for the next lot of people who will be taking up residence in your old property – and it’s actually quite important to provide information relating to your boiler if you can.
If selling up and moving on, you should make sure you have a copy of the central heating system’s last service report. Be aware as well that if it’s been ages since your boiler was last looked at, the buyers could request that you have it serviced again. You’d be wise to arrange for this as soon as you can – and remember that all new boilers should come with a Gas/ Safe/Corgi installation certificate.
When buying a house, you would be wise to give the central heating system a very good look indeed to see if it’s in good condition or will need replacing not long after you’ve moved in. If a property comes with more than two bathrooms, you’ll need to make sure there’s something more powerful in place than a combination boiler. Don’t be afraid to turn the shower on to see what the water pressure is like either – and always ask important questions like how old the boiler is.
Look out for warning signs around the boiler such as smoke-damaged or stained areas as this can be a sign of a carbon monoxide leak. Always check the Energy Performance Certificate, which will give you an idea of what the energy use and typical costs are for the house as well.
If you need any help with boiler service or repair, get in touch with us here at Home Services Assistance today. We can help ensure your boiler system works perfectly and really stands the test of time.