TOP WINTER MAINTENANCE TIP
4) Get the boiler checked
You should ideally get your boiler serviced every 12 months anyway, but it is even more important to get it looked out before the cold weather sets in. This is because as everyone starts to switch on their central heating, the surge in gas consumption can lead to a big increase in boiler breakdowns. Not only that but a poorly maintained boiler wastes more energy, costs more, and it also runs the risk of leaking carbon monoxide.
It might also be worth while considering changing your old boiler to a new condensing unit, which could potentially help save in the region of £200 a year (according to the Energy Saving Trust).