Heating engineers and plumbers all know it’s important to advise boiler work during the summer.
But why is this?
Continuing in our guest blog series, Glenn Layzell from Swale Heating tells us why it’s important to recommend boiler work to customers during the summer.
For most home owners, the summer is a time to enjoy the rare sunshine without the need to worry about things such as their central heating.
With money likely to be tight in most households with things like upcoming summer holidays to fund, it can naturally be tough to successfully persuade potential customers to dive into their bank accounts to spend money on their central heating system at this point in the calendar year.
However, as many installers are no doubt already all too aware, the summer is the perfect opportunity to do any planned work to an individual’s heating system.
Why is this?
Well the main reason is that the whole experience is a lot less stressful when the weather outside is nice.
When the sun is out, people’s heating systems are more likely to be switched off, removing the critical demand for a fully functioning central heating system. There will of course still be a disruption to the levels of hot water available in the property if you are repairing or installing a new boiler, however this is a lot more manageable in the summer. It is generally the cold outside conditions that play a part in heightening the importance of a central heating job more, especially for households with young children or elderly residents.
It can therefore be hugely beneficial for heating engineers to promote the benefits of doing any installation, repair or service work in the summer.
It is obviously not always possible, but if a homeowner can set aside some budget or afford to pay for any planned central heating work during the spring/summer months then it also leaves you as a heating engineer with more time to work on emergency repair and installation jobs that require more immediate attention during the colder weather months.
This can remove any potential disruptions during busy periods and will ultimately improve the customer service levels, something that will benefit everyone involved.
Planning, as with most things in life, can make things a lot easier in the long run and this certainly applies to heating system work. If you can get this point over to any potential customers then you will be able to benefit from happier customers, improved customer service as well as filling your calendar with jobs during the spring/summer months when work is more likely to be harder to come by.
As things stand, popular boiler manufacturers such as Worcester Bosch and Vaillant are offering extended warranty period of 5 years as standard (with greater warranty periods available for advanced installers) on popular boiler models. With Worcester’s offer due to end on 30th June, this can also act as an extra incentive for customers to get any new boiler installation work done and dusted.
Your customers can then lay back in the deck chairs while on holiday, safe in the knowledge that they can rely on their heating system when they need to later in the year.
About the author
Glenn Layzell works for Swale Heating who have over 40 years’ experience in providing great value new boiler installations and central heating repairs in Kent & Sussex.
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