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How often should I have my boiler and heating system serviced?

1st Jan, 2022 | Boiler, Gas Safety, Heating

How often do you MOT your car? When do you check your tires and fuel levels? Do you regularly check your amounts of water and oil?

If you do all these to take care of your car, do you also do the same for your heating system, gas appliances and boiler?

Taking good care of these is just as important as taking care of your car; and yet we don’t always think of it that way. Sometimes we think of boiler servicing and checking heating systems as a chore that takes away more of our hard-earned money – rather than something we need to do to make sure we stay safe and warm.

Here at Warner’s, we know how important these things are and that’s why we offer services to our clients that will help ensure their systems are running efficiently and safely. We also keep track of the dates for you, so when life gets in the way you won’t miss these annual services to keep your family safe.

 

Boiler Safety Check and Strip Down Servicing:

Boilers are just one element that should be serviced annually within your home, and one of the most important aspects of your heating system too – which is why it is imperative they are always in good working order, for both safety and efficiency. A boiler service includes; checking there are no leaks in your boiler that could lead to the production of carbon monoxide.

When we complete a service on your boiler, our engineer checks and does the following:

Correct gas pressure

Flue and combustion. A flue gas analyzer will be used to make sure the boiler is burning the right mixture of gas and air and that the flue is not blocked

Electrical connections are clean and in good condition

Fans and other key components are working efficiently

Seals are intact

Electrodes are in a good condition

Safety devices are checked

Condensate trap and pipe is not blocked

Water and gas pipework

 

Gas Fire & Hob Services:

We all know gas is no joking matter, and the reality is we need to have our gas fires serviced every year to ensure that there are no gas leaks and combustion remains complete. Incomplete combustion can occur within your gas fire when the coals are not correctly replaced, or problems occur that limit the flow of oxygen that allows for complete combustion to take place. When this does not happen, carbon monoxide is produced rather than carbon dioxide and water, which is a very dangerous and toxic gas that poses a risk to health. Because of this we will always ask for any manufacturer’s instructions and the data badge of your gas fire so we can ensure we have all the information we need to ensure coals are positioned correctly and all pipework allowing for gas flow to the fire is intact. Ultimately, the potential impacts of not having your gas fire checked are frightening and there is no way to sugar coat this unfortunately. However, that’s why our team take gas fire services very seriously and will always ensure that your safety is paramount within their gas work.

We also offer gas hob servicing to ensure that every year you can be assured by our gas safe engineers that your hob is in good working order. Gas hobs are one of the most dangerous of gas burning appliance as they are flueless. This means there is not flue like on a boiler, or chimney with a gas fire for the products of combustion to dissipate. Gas hobs are quite often overlooked by people and we feel it is important to educate our clients.