A Winter Of Two Halfs


I hope you had a great Christmas and a happy New Year. December is always a bit of an odd month for us as most of our office team and engineers take a 10 day break so it’s always a bit of a mad rush to get everything done before the festivities. As you can imagine, customers don’t want us working in their homes during these times as well.

We have noticed in the last 3 – 4 years that our busiest time of the year tends to be in January, February & March. This is when we really see the temperatures drop drastically. Our winter month’s either side of Christmas tend to be quite different. From mid October through to mid December we tend to find that most boiler & heating repairs relate to issues around their heating systems not being used for 4 – 5 months.  When they’re eventually started up and the cob webs are cleared, anything that was on it’s last legs from last winter then tends to then fail at that point.

When January comes around, boilers and heating systems start to be used almost constantly though out the day and evening. This puts a lot of stress on the parts and this is where you then find that they fail and break.