An annual boiler safety check and boiler service, carried out by a professional service engineer ensures that your boiler is functioning properly.
Boilers can function for several years without servicing but in general they will deteriorate and eventually perform inefficiently – costing you money.
Regular servicing of your boiler is important as it ensures that:
The boiler is working to the specifications designed by the boiler manufacturer.
Prolongs the life of the boiler
Reduces the risk of faults and expensive repairs down the line.
The efficiency of boilers, both oil and gas fired, deteriorates with use.
There are several reasons for this, the key ones being:
- Soot production from the combustion process coats the heat exchanger surfaces.
- The critical air-to-fuel combustion ratio changes due to gradual component wear.
A boiler service will remove any sooting and, by adjustment, will re-establish the best combustion conditions.
With rising fuel costs it important that, whilst optimising efficiency there are other benefits to having your boiler regularly serviced. By checking the safety controls, early failures can be detected and rectified in good time.
A variety of operational systems and components will be checked including:
- Gas/Oil leaks
- Boiler start-up performance
- Noises that give an early warning signal of pending component failures.
It should be noted that Carbon Monoxide poisoning can be fatal and is often caused by faulty or poorly maintained appliances. It is vital that you get your boiler and gas appliances inspected and serviced regularly to make sure they are working as safely.