Why a Boiler Service is Important
Here are just a few reasons why you should get your boiler serviced each year:
A boiler service gives the engineer the opportunity to identify safety issues such as a carbon monoxide leak. Carbon monoxide is an odourless and colourless gas which can quickly cause brain damage and, in some cases, death. If you’re concerned that your boiler may not be working correctly, for example the flame is orange rather than blue, you should get in touch even if your annual service is not yet due.
Keep Heating Bills Low
As a boiler ages it can become less efficient which means it needs to use more fuel to heat your home which will cost you more money. An annual service will ensure all the components are in the best possible condition and deliver a higher level of efficiency for longer.
It could be easy to put off getting your boiler serviced in the hope of saving yourself a bit of money, but in the long run, a boiler service will help keep your energy bills down and also spot a potential fault before it happens, saving you from a boiler breakdown and a repair bill.
Your boiler will usually include a manufacturer’s warranty of between 1 – 12 years which means any faults that develop in that time will be repaired free of charge. However, this warranty is only valid as long as you get the boiler serviced.
What Happens During a Boiler Service?
Here are some of the practices your engineer may carry out during their visit:
Visual inspection – your engineer will check that the boiler still meets current standards and requirements and look for any corrosion or leaks. They will also visually check the flame in your boiler where possible, but will check combustion with a flue gas analyser.
Removal of the boiler casing – they will then check the components to ensure everything is working correctly and then clean the inside of the boiler. These checks should include the heat exchanger, burner, main injector and spark probe.
Flue check – the engineer will ensure there are no obstructions in the flue terminals and that the flue is safely fitted.
Gas pressure check – this will ensure your boiler is working at the correct gas pressure.
Boiler fired up – this allows the engineer to check for any working fault.
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