Those of us that work in the heating and plumbing industry will know that Christmas is always a busy time.
Central heating systems and plumbing problems don’t care that it’s Christmas Day, so there is no way to ensure that your system stops working at a more opportune or convenient time.
There are of course ways to try and reduce the chances of your boiler breaking down over Christmas. Regular servicing is recommended once a year for oil & gas boilers and it certainly pays to be vigilant and try and spot potential problems before they snowball and become something more serious.
If your central heating system does pack up around Christmas time it isn’t the end of the world. It is still possible to source parts as companies such as Direct Heating Supplies do still open over the festive period.
However delays are to be expected as depots are likely to be closed or operating at reduced hours. The best thing you can do is to try and remain patient and work out when the quickest time you can get your part is.
If you are really desperate for a particular part and really cannot wait, you may need to consider either collecting the part yourself or paying the cost of an express delivery service that can get you your item a lot faster.