It's an undeniable fact that the boiler is at the very centre of the modern home. Life as we know it nowadays simply wouldn't be the same without a fully functional boiler. However, this fact often fades into the background as more fun "things" are brought to the forefront of most homeowner's minds, such as planning the next family holiday or changing the car. The importance of the boiler is only remembered when something goes wrong with it and your home's heating or supply of hot water is affected. How can you ensure that things don't go wrong with your boiler? This is a question that we are often asked and the truth is, in addition to a few basic maintenance tasks, your best form of defence against unwanted boiler breakdowns is having an annual service carried out by a trained heating professional. During this article we are going to run through some of the benefits of annual boiler checks.