A Guide to Boiler Servicing
Regular servicing of a boiler ensures the safe and efficient operation of a boiler. It involves a visit from an engineer who will perform a series of safety checks on the boiler that will make sure of its efficiency. The engineer is also certified to check whether a homeowner requires a new boiler installation or not.
Why Boiler Servicing is Important?
A worn-out boiler uses more fuel to heat a home. It increases heating bills. Regular servicing ensures the optimal condition of the components and delivers efficient services.
Annual boiler servicing allows the engineer to thoroughly check each part of a boiler and identify the issues if there are any. The most common issue in a boiler is a carbon monoxide leak. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that can cause brain damage that can even be fatal. It might not be possible for you to identify the issue in a boiler but the color of flame can help in detecting leakage problems at times. Blue flame denotes a properly working boiler. Orange flame denotes an underlying issue in a boiler.
Persistent problems can lead to a boiler breakdown. Regular servicing retains the condition of a boiler.
Boilers come with a warranty period. Manufacturers offer free of charge repairs during this warranty period. However, it is only applicable when you annually service the boiler by a Gas Safe Engineer.
What Involves Boiler Servicing?
Only a qualified engineer can carry out validated boiler servicing. A Gas Safe registered engineer can service a gas boiler. An OFTEC engineer should service an oil boiler.
A boiler servicing process involves:
- Visual Inspection
- Removal of a boiler casing
- Flue Check
- Gas Pressure Check
- Boiler Firing up
These are the important steps of a boiler inspection that an engineer carries out. You might need a customized inspection if the situation requires it.
How Long Does It Take to Service a Boiler?
A generic servicing procedure might take around 30 minutes but it varies depending on the model and brand of the boiler.
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