The proper servicing of your boiler should be one of your priorities if you do not want to be stuck with a problem at a most inappropriate (and inconvenient) time. If you make it a point to have your boiler serviced at least once a year, you don’t have to worry about any problems or issues that may crop up.
The importance of having your boiler regularly serviced cannot be denied – servicing not only increases and enhances the efficiency of your boiler (which can lead to a reduction in your energy bill as well); it also gives you peace of mind knowing that you and your brood are safe.
When should your boiler be serviced?
The good news is that boiler servicing need not take too much of your time and attention. All you need to do is schedule a yearly servicing for your boiler, and this should be enough. The ideal time to have your boiler serviced is usually during the autumn, before winter. If you may have noticed, more people have their boiler serviced during the winter, and this could cause delays for you and interruptions in your own schedule. It is more worthwhile to have your boiler looked at in advance of everyone else so you do not have to deal with the technician or engineer’s busy schedule or unavailability.
Also, if your boiler breaks down during the winter, this could be a complete hassle for everyone. So having the right foresight is important. If you want, you can even have your boiler serviced during the summer so you have plenty of time to deal with any issues that may come up.
What to expect when having your boiler serviced
First of all, when choosing a boiler specialist, make sure they are adequately qualified – which means that they need to have the right accreditation and are Gas Safe registered as well, such as ajmplumbingandheating.com. It would also be in your best interest to choose a boiler service right in the area where you live or do business in. The services of a local specialist are preferred over one who has to travel a long distance, so you can easily contact them if you have additional questions or concerns and you can also ask for local references to determine the quality of their service. If you are in Gloucester, for instance, it is better to look for a boiler and heating Gloucester service rather than a service from another area altogether. By doing this, you are assured of a more personalised service as well.
When the time for inspection comes, the engineer will inspect all the controls of your boiler just to make sure that each separate control or component is in good working order. Their inspection will also include a thorough check of your boiler for any leaks or signs of corrosion.
Apart from a surface and parts inspection, the specialist should also pay particular attention to the casing of your boiler. This casing should be completely removed so that its major parts and components can be checked as well.
Additionally, the specialist should do a check of the pressure of the gas just to make sure that your boiler is running at the right pressure. The engineer should also perform a particular test for the flue to determine whether your boiler is releasing any unsafe emissions.
Cleaning is also an important part of any boiler servicing, and the different parts of your boiler should be cleaned. Once the parts are cleaned, the casing of the boiler should be placed back and sealed, and the engineer should provide you with a checklist which includes all the proper information you need regarding your boiler’s safety.
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