Boiler repairs peak in freezing February

We may be ploughing through winter, and there’s definitely light at the end of the tunnel, but don’t rest on your laurels just yet – the worst could be yet to come!

According to research this released by Direct Line for Business, February is traditionally the month which brings the highest level of boiler repair claims, with boilers going on the blink just as winter really bites.

The data states that claims rise by 163% compared to the typical monthly average, and 2016 saw a kike of 27% compared to 2015.

With the average repair costing in the region of £1,200, a broken boiler is no laughing matter, and landlords are being urged to do all they can to maintain their systems to prevent having to deal with the dreaded ‘we’ve got no heating or hot water’ phone call this month.

Being caught out without heating in the winter can be particularly unpleasant, so landlords should make sure their properties have fully serviced boilers to help ensure their tenants don’t have heating issues. Landlords are legally responsible for securing a safety certificate for gas appliances each year and they also need to ensure the heating and hot water systems are maintained and functioning properly.

Christina Dimitrov, Business Manager at Direct Line for Business

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