How Often Should I Service My Boiler?

How Often Should I Service My Boiler?

Your boiler is an integral part of your home and is the reason you stay warm throughout the winter months. It’s never a good idea to neglect any part of your home, but a boiler is particularly important, so regular maintenance and service is important.

What Boiler Servicing Consists Of

When you have your boiler serviced, the technician will come to your home to check the equipment. They will:

Clean: The heat exchanger and other areas of the boiler can become dirty, so these will be cleaned correctly to ensure they stay in working order. The vents may also need cleaning and the air inlet should be cleared of any obstructions.

Check for corrosion: Over time, parts of the boiler can become worn or corroded. This is also true for the venting system and pipes. The technician will check all of these areas to ensure they are in good condition.

Test controls: Your boiler has a number of controls and will need to be tested and checked to ensure that both operating and safety controls are functional. The technician will also ensure the control settings are working and properly set.

Inspect everything: From wiring to connections, every part of the boiler will be checked for wear and tear, leaks, or other issues.

Clear the burner assembly: To ensure everything works well, the flame sensors will be cleaned and tested, along with the rest of the burner assembly and the ignitor.

Flush the system: Your boiler should be flushed at least once or twice a year. This is something that may be done while the technician is looking at the boiler and will ensure the system is ready to work throughout the winter.

When to Service Your Boiler

You will want to ensure that everything is working well with your boiler before you really need it. This means you should arrange for a maintenance visit before the colder months start. In mid-autumn, your boiler needs to be serviced. This will ensure it works well for the cold and is ready to heat your home.

Of course, if you notice any problems with the boiler, you should call for maintenance, as well, but in general, you can simply service it once a year and everything should work well until the coming year.

Keeping your boiler maintained is important if you don’t want sudden problems in the coldest weather. Ensure you have an inspection done annually and get the boiler serviced to keep it working perfectly.

Need someone to do your boiler servicing? Contact West London Gas today.

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