Why is a boiler service important?:
At Heatcraft, we would strongly recommend that your boiler is serviced each year for the following reasons:
A boiler service gives the engineer the opportunity to identify safety issues such as a carbon monoxide leak. Carbon monoxide is an odourless and colourless gas which can quickly cause brain damage and, in some cases, death. If you’re concerned that your boiler may not be working correctly, for example the flame is orange rather than blue, you should get in touch with a Gas Safe engineer even if your annual service is not yet due.
It could be easy to put off getting your boiler serviced in the hope of saving yourself a bit of money, but in the long run, a boiler service will help keep your energy bills down and also spot a potential fault before it happens, saving you from a boiler breakdown and a hefty repair bill.
Your boiler will usually include a manufacturer’s warranty of between 1 – 15 years which means any faults that develop in that time will be repaired free of charge. However, this warranty is only valid as long as you get the boiler serviced by a Gas Safe engineer every year.
What Happens During a Boiler Service?
Here are some of the practices our engineers may carry out during their visit:
Visual inspection – your engineer will check that the boiler still meets current standards and requirements and look for any corrosion or leaks. They will also visually check the flame in your boiler.
Removal of the boiler casing – they will then check the components to ensure everything is working correctly and then clean the inside of the boiler. These checks should include the heat exchanger, burner, main injector and spark probe.
Flue check – the engineer will ensure there are no obstructions in the flue terminals and that the flue is safely fitted.
Gas pressure check – this will ensure your boiler is working at the correct pressure.
Boiler fired up – this allows the engineer to check for any working faults.
How to arrange…
To book a boiler service, you can now do this in 2 ways:
1) Pay for your Boiler service online
You can now purchase a standard boiler service online through our website. After placing your order we’ll then contact you to discuss this further and book an appointment for one of our engineers to come round. Click here for more information
2) Call us to book your boiler service
Ring our sales team on our freephone number: 02089891320 – We will be happy to discuss your requirements