Thousand of boilers will need repaired this winter, and hundreds more will cease to work and will need replacement. Boilers generally fail due to lack of maintenance and basic attention, caused by people enjoying a nice warm summer here in the UK. People always forget how well their trusty boiler looked after them in the cold winter months, that by the time the end of summer comes around, their boiler could be in need of some TLC. We wanted to investigate how the services of a lead generation agency could help to keep people’s boilers going through winter by connecting them with the right people with the right advice.
What is a Lead Generation Agency?
A lead generation agency is a third-party company that works to fill the gap between customers and services. They usually consist of telemarketing teams and email marketers that generate interest for their clients in order to drive them more business their way. In the case of boiler companies, lead generation companies can be extremely valuable and can help keep customers connected with the right services for them.
Why Do Boilers Fail?
There are quite a few ways in which a boiler can fail prematurely. As mentioned, a lot of the time these failures happen right at the end of summer, exactly the time when most Brits need their boiler the most. Before we get into the main reasons why boilers fail, it should be noted that if everyone did a little more in terms of basic upkeep on their boiler, then there would be much fewer failures and call outs needed. Things like checking the pressure on the boiler, checking for air in the system, checking for leaks etc can all be performed by anyone at home in relative safety. As always, if you have any doubts as to what you are doing when it comes to boiler upkeep, you should consult a professional.
The Main Reasons Boilers Fail – Condensate Pipes
The first reason boilers can fail is due to frozen condensate pipes. Almost all boilers give off small amounts of waste gas that condense into water and is drained to the outside of the house by a condensate pipe. In winter these pipes will very often freeze and block the pipe with frozen water.
A thermostat regulates the boiler by calling for heat when it needs it depending on the ambient temperature in the room. If the thermostat is faulty, it will either continuously call for heat from the boiler, meaning that the boiler is being overworked, or it will not call for enough heat and the room will never heat up.
Kettling refers to the build up of limescale and sludge in the boiler system. This usually happens in areas of hard water, which increases the build-up of deposits within the system. This can very often be diagnosed by loud alarming noises coming from your boiler or pipes. This can be very costly if left unchecked, so we recommend you contact an expert as soon as possible.