A gas boiler service is an annual inspection carried out by a qualified and registered engineer to ensure that your heating system is functioning correctly. During the service, the engineer checks for things such as:
They will also clean and check the burner and heat exchanger for signs of corrosion or deposits that can reduce efficiency. They will test the expansion vessel to make sure it is at the correct pressure and they will ignite the boiler to listen for any unusual noises. They will also inspect the flue terminals and test to see if there are any leaks. In addition, they will check the baffling to ensure it is undamaged and in good condition, as well as checking for signs of soot buildup. The engineer will also take readings from the stack temperature gauge to determine if it is increasing; high stack temperatures may indicate that the boiler is losing heat due to the baffling being burned through, which can be very dangerous.
Having your boiler serviced each year can help you to avoid costly repairs and extend the life of your appliance. It can also help to keep you safe as a faulty or broken boiler that hasn’t been properly maintained could potentially release carbon monoxide, which is colourless and odourless so it is very difficult to detect and can be fatal.
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