Why do I need to service my boiler?

 

Regular servicing can keep you and your family safe, save you money and keep your warranty valid. Read more on the benefits of a boiler service. 

Safety - all appliances that burn wood or fossil fuels (such as natural gas) could produce poisonous carbon monoxide (CO) if they are not working properly, so to keep your family safe, your Gas Safe registered engineer will check your boiler for CO.

Keep your warranty valid - our warranties require that your boiler is annually serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Failure to do so could invalidate your warranty, resulting in expensive repair bills, should your boiler break down.

Fewer breakdowns - as you would expect when you take your car for its MOT, when you have your boiler serviced, all the main components are checked for wear and tear, and replaced if necessary. That means that it is less likely to breakdown when you need it the most, particularly in the cold winter months.

Efficiency - a well-maintained and regularly serviced boiler will work more efficiently. This means you are using less fuel and reducing your energy bills.

What happens at a boiler service

 

An annual service will start with a visual check to ensure that the boiler and associated pipework is installed and positioned correctly. Your engineer will then check that your boiler is operating correctly and identify any initial problems. Then they will remove the boiler casing to look at its components. They will check the boiler is working safely and efficiently, and clean the components inside the boiler.

The engineer will check the following:

Correct gas pressure and flow                                                           *  Flue and combustion. A flue gas analyser will be used to make sure    the boiler is burning the right mixture of gas and air and that the flue    is not blocked                                                                                       *  Electrical connections are clean and in good condition                      *  Fans and other key components are working efficiently                    *  Seals are intact                                                                                  *  Electrodes are in a good condition                                                     *  Safety devices are checked                                                               *  Condensate trap and pipe is not blocked                                          *  Water and gas pipework

Our engineer should inform you if the boiler does not meet building and safety legislation and regulations during their checks. 

Book your annual service at a cost of £80.00 + VAT

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