There’s no denying that we’re more reliant on boilers than ever before, whether it’s just for heating or hot water the boiler really is the heart of your home, unfortunately most of us completely forget about them until they start to fail.
A well serviced boiler will:
- Save money on the cost of repairs.
- Often major and expensive breakdowns can be avoided if minor faults are rectified during an annual service.
- Reduce your gas bills.
- Part of an annual service is to make sure the boiler is running as efficiently as it was originally designed, we use expensive test equipment to ensure everything is as it should be.
- Give you years of service.
- Properly maintaining your boiler maximises it’s lifespan, with modern boilers lasting anywhere from 7 to 12 years it’s important to get the most out of your investment.
The Silent Killer
Unfortunately the symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning are very similar to those of Cold or Tiredness and are often confused. You can’t smell or taste Carbon Monoxide so it is really important that you have your gas appliances serviced at least once a year.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headaches, drowsiness, nausea, breathlessness and stomach pains.
If you think you may be experiencing Carbon Monoxide poisoning turn of all gas appliances and get to a well ventilated area as quickly as possible.
Call us immediately to carry out the necessary checks to ensure that your gas appliances are safe.
Landlords are required by law to ensure that all properties with gas appliances have current Gas Safety Certificates at all times.
Only qualified engineers registered with Gas Safe Register can perform the necessary checks and issue a CP12 Inspection Certificate.
- If you experience any of the following you should immediately have your gas appliance serviced.
- An irregular or yellow boiler flame
- Stains or smoke marks appearing on or near the appliance
- Hot water has limited flow or isn’t as hot as it should be
- Boiler refilling and/or overheating frequently
- Boiler fan makes loud noises
- The boiler pilot light goes out repeatedly
- The pressure drops
When your boiler is serviced, your engineer will:
Clean (if required):
Flue-ways, including the draught diverter and heat exchanger
Ignition components (these will also be adjusted)
Flame supervision components
Controls (these will also be lubricated)
Disturbed gas connections
Boiler seals and joints
For obvious signs of damage to the wiring
Flame supervision device operation
Open-flued boilers for spillage
Burner operating pressure to that on the data label/plate
Maximum and Minimum CO2 ratio inline with manufacturers specifications
Don’t leave it to chance, book a gas appliance service today.