What’s included in a boiler service
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A boiler service typically includes a comprehensive inspection and maintenance of the boiler system to ensure its optimal performance and safety. Here are the key components that are typically included in a boiler service:
1. Inspection: A qualified engineer will thoroughly inspect the boiler for any signs of wear, damage, or potential issues. This includes checking for leaks, corrosion, and blockages.
2. Efficiency check: The engineer will assess the boiler’s efficiency by measuring gas pressure and inspecting the burner. They will also the gas meter to evaluate the overall energy efficiency of the system.
3. Safety checks: Safety is a crucial aspect of boiler servicing. The engineer will inspect and test the boiler-fired safety controls, such as the pressure relief valve, expansion vessel and carbon monoxide alarm, to ensure they are functioning correctly.
4. Cleaning and maintenance: The engineer will clean various components of the boiler, including the burner, magnetic filter, condensate trap and flue so nothing is blocking it. They may also replace or clean filters to improve performance and prevent blockages.
5. Testing and adjustments: The gas engineer will conduct tests to ensure proper boiler operation, such as checking ignition, combustion, and the functioning of the boiler functions and various controls. Our engineer may also make necessary adjustments to optimize the boiler performance.
6. Boiler documentation: At the end of the service, the engineer will provide a service report detailing the work carried out, any identified issues, and recommendations for repairs or future maintenance. We will fill in the details in the boiler manual.
It’s important to note that the specific inclusions may vary depending on the service provider and the type of boiler. Regular maintenance and boiler servicing help maintain efficiency, prevent breakdowns, and ensure the safe operation of the system.
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Enhance Your Gas Boiler Performance for Savings and Comfort
Save Gas and Money: By taking steps to improve your gas boiler’s performance, you can achieve significant savings on your gas bills. A well-maintained gas boiler operates more efficiently, using less gas to provide the desired level of warmth in your home. This improved efficiency means less wasted energy and more money saved over time.
Boiler Warranty and Annual Service: Investing in a boiler service includes a warranty that offers additional financial security. Many warranties cover the cost of the gas boiler parts and repair, providing you with peace of mind in the event of any unexpected issues.
Enhance Home Comfort: A properly functioning gas boiler creates a cosy and comfortable environment within your home. As it efficiently distributes heat, you can enjoy consistent warmth throughout your living spaces.
Improved Air Quality: Optimizing your boiler performance can have a positive impact on your home’s air quality. Efficient heating systems help prevent the buildup of dust, mould, and allergens, resulting in cleaner and healthier indoor air.
What is an annual gas boiler service?
The boiler service is a yearly visit by a local gas engineer to identify any problems with your system. The gas boiler service can also help to check the whole boiler’s casing and central heating system performance. As well as homeowners being able to see what they need to do themselves in terms of maintenance and efficiency.
Our gas engineer performs a full gas safety check, inspection and maintenance service to ensure the gas appliance in your system always operates in the most efficient manner possible.
Why a Boiler Service is Important
The annual boiler servicing service is not mandatory but it is very essential to keep your own boiler running and in the best condition. The annual boiler service is also an excellent way to know what boiler repairs are needed and when they should be done.
A few reasons why you should have an annual boiler service include:
Checking for leaks
If the gas engineer finds small leaks in the early stage they will be easy to repair. Usually, the fault can be as small as a washer or seal replacement. But if you leave this leak to drip for a few more weeks, this can cause major damage.
Our gas engineer also checks the gas pressure check flue integrity, gas boilers, gas pipe and valves for leaks so we can take care of our customers. We also check the up-to-date gas safety certificate.
During the boiler service, our reliable gas engineer can identify gas safety issues that can cause major damage to your property or can be life-threatening.
Always make sure you are installing a carbon monoxide alarm close to the boiler!
Sometimes you can check yourself if it is time the need an annual boiler service. If the gas boiler flame is orange rather than blue it is time to call a gas engineer, who will visually inspect your boiler performance.
Prevent costly breakdowns
To prevent expensive repairs and breakdowns, you must have your boiler regularly serviced. In general, it is recommended that you book a boiler service annually.
If you service your boiler every year, you can avoid breakdowns which sometimes can cost you a fortune.
Keep the manufacturer’s warranty
After fitting the boiler this will come with a 5-12 year parts and labour warranty. As long as it was installed to the manufacturer’s requirements. Also, it is the manufacturer who requires that the boiler is power flushed after the installation, a magnetic filter will be installed and the annual boiler service will be carried out. If you follow all of these steps, you can have up to 10-year free repairs from the manufacturer.
What happens during a boiler service?
The gas engineer will carry out the mandatory boiler service checks. These check includes the boiler’s performance to ensure that it is running efficiently and meets safety standards, analysing the gas supply by regulations, and flushing out any debris or dust from the condensate pipes which may hinder the efficient operation of gas appliances in the system.
Usually, a typical boiler service checklist also includes extra checks:
1. Visual inspection
The engineer will take off the boiler casing, looking for any signs of damage or corrosion.
Watching the operation and pressure to detect any leaks.
The engineer will also inspect the boiler, electrical connections, valves, gauges, heat exchangers and wiring.
Your system has many controls. A combi boiler will normally have a room thermostat that is controlling the temperature in the rooms, and a programmer which tells the boiler when to heat up.
Our boiler engineers check if you have any problems with these controls and if they are set correctly.
3. Radiator conditions
The engineer will also check that all parts of the system are working correctly as they should such as circulating pumps and radiators. We use a thermal imaging camera to identify any debris in the heating system.
4. Flue safety check
Our engineers will check if the flue is installed and working properly and if any obstructions or blockages can avoid the gases to escape from the boiler. He/she will carry out a flue gas analysis
It is also important, that the flue gases can not enter back to the house, so the flue has to be at least 300mm away from any window or ventilation.
We also check the flue integrity, this means the air intake doesn’t have any holes inside and the air won’t mix with the gases.
Also, the flue needs to have a slope back to the boiler so the condensate pipe can leak back and won’t damage the boiler flue and pipe.
5. Boiler components cleaning
In the second year of the new boiler installation, it is mandatory to do a full boiler service. We call this a full boiler service. This oil boiler service means the heat exchanger will be cleaned, the seal will be changed on the burner and the ignition pins will be cleaned.
A short list of what safety checks we carry out
We will check many different components:
- Cleaning and inspecting the pilot burner
- FSD (flame sensing device correct operation, this has to fail safe if there will be no more flame in the boiler)
- Boiler full operation in heating and hot water mode
- We check the temperature sensors
- The minimum ventilation
- Boiler locations from burning materials
- Flue terminals and integrity check
- Cleaning the condensate trap
- Precharging the expansion vessel
- Checking the boiler pressure
- Wiring and connections
- Safety devices and seals
- Gas pressures
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Frequently asked questions about boiler service
1. How Long Does a Boiler Service Take?
It depends on the size and age of your system. On average a boiler service will take one and a half hours. The gas engineer will give you a boiler service report, at the end.
2. When should book a boiler service?
The service of gas-safe engineers is usually carried out annually. However, if you have any doubts about your boiler or gas safety certificate, it might be beneficial to book your annual service earlier with our professional gas engineer.
3. What Does a Boiler Service Cost?
It depends on where you live in the UK. A boiler service can cost you between £60-£120.
4. Why do you need to have your boiler serviced annually?
You need an annual service to maintain your boiler’s high efficiency and to save money of up to £300 on your energy bills by burning fewer gases. You will also maintain your boiler warranties.
5. Who can service your boiler?
Only a qualified engineer or a gas-safe registered engineer can service your boiler.
6. Do I need a boiler service?
A boiler service not only saves you a lot of money on your heating bills and maintaining the boiler’s warranty amount, but the gas engineer can point out major damages avoiding costly boiler breakdowns in the future.
7. What happens if you don’t service your boiler?
If you don’t take care of your boiler and don’t service it for one year, you will lose the warranty. Boiler parts are very expensive and it definitely worth an annual boiler service certificate to avoid expensive repairs.
8. Do I need to turn the boiler off before service?
Yes. If you can please turn off your boiler before the service. The engineer needs to take apart the boiler and if it’s hot, he/ she needs to wait till cools down.
9. How long does a boiler last?
A well-maintained boiler could last up to 15-20 years. Also, you have to check if the manufacturers are still manufacturing parts for your old boiler.
10. How often should you service your boiler?
You should have your front boiler serviced regularly each year.