What should a boiler service entail?
28 Jun 2019 Lisa Smith
It is really important for your safety (and your warranty in the case of newer boilers) that you have your boiler serviced annually by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer. Here are Luke’s tips about what your engineer should be doing and what a proper boiler service should include:
* Removal of the boiler casing to check all of the main boiler components. This should involve taking these components out to clean them and check if they need replacing.
* Use of a Flue Gas Analyser to ensure that the burner is combusting efficiently and properly.
* The inside of the boiler casing should be thoroughly cleaned to remove any dust/debris build up.
* Any components that require replacement should be replaced as soon as possible and the boiler should only be used if it is still safe to do so.
* The engineer should ensure that there are no detectable Gas leaks
* The casing should be put back on properly so that it is correctly sealed.
* If your engineer deems your boiler to be unsafe they must decommission it immediately.
* Make sure you get a service report or your engineer fills out your service booklet. They should also send you a reminder when it’s nearly time for next years service!
* ALWAYS use a Gas Safe Registered engineer. Ask to see their card!
A standard boiler service with Luke is only £65 and includes a Gas Safety Certificate, as well as an email reminder every subsequent year when your service is due.
To make an appointment for a service you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01473 353636.