A boiler service and safety inspection should be carried out each year by aGas Safe qualified professional. When the service engineer carries out the boiler service they should ensure that your boiler is operating safely and efficiently.
Having a regular boiler service carried out is important as it ensures that the boiler is working to the requirements set out by your boiler manufacturer. It will help extend the lifetime of the boiler system as well as reducing faults occurring and stop the need for expensive boiler repairs in the future.
The efficiency of gas-fired boilers deteriorates with use over a period of time. There are several reasons for this, the key ones being:
Soot is produced causing a build up on your heat exchanger
The air-to-fuel combustion ratio alters due to wear and tear of components and parts within the boiler system
Having aboiler service carried out will help remove and soot build up in your boiler by cleaning and adjusting boiler components. In the days of high fuel cost operating efficiency is a priority so, there are other important factors about having a boiler serviced carried out:
Checking of all safety controls to ensure any faults are rectified early
All components and parts within the boiler will be inspected and cleaned
Making sure there are no gas or water leaks
Check the boiler efficiency is up to standards
Make sure there is no signs of carbon monoxide spillage
Boilers just like cars can operate for years without being serviced but usually with high fuel consumption, undermined reliability and even safety implications. Having a boiler service carried out will also save money on the cost of future boiler repairs by eliminating problems early.