It can be all too easy to forget about your annual boiler service, but regularly servicing your boiler will keep it in optimal condition, extend its life and keep it safe and compliant.
Firstly, it’s vital to make sure that the engineer carrying out your combi boiler service is fully qualified and authorised by the Gas Safe Register.
If you’re unsure, ask to check their ID card before they start work on your boiler.
So, what do you get for your money from a boiler service in Leeds? Here are some of the actions a competent engineer should carry out during their boiler service visit:
The engineer will initially check that your boiler and its associated pipework have been installed and positioned correctly.
They will assess whether it still meets current safety standards and regulations and look for any corrosion, limescale or leaks, and also visually check the flame in your combi boiler.
Removing the boiler casing
Next, your engineer will remove the boiler casing, inspecting its components to ensure that everything is working correctly.
These inspections should include the main injector, heat exchanger, electrical connections, spark probe, burner and the controls that regulate the flow of water and fuel.
Following this, they will then clean the inside of the combi boiler.
Please note, you should never remove the boiler case yourself as this should only be carried out by a Gas Safe-registered heating engineer.
Flue and combustion
The engineer will ensure both internally and externally that there are no obstructions in the flue terminals and that the flue is safely fitted.
They will analyse if the combi boiler is burning the right mixture of gas and air and that no dangerous emissions such as carbon monoxide are being discharged.
Gas pressure and flow check
The engineer will check the low water pressure control to ensure your boiler is working efficiently at the correct pressure.
Boiler fired up
The boiler will be turned on to allow the engineer to check for any working faults and assess its effectiveness and functionality.
How much does a boiler service cost?
A boiler service should cost between £70 and £90 for a one-off, but service plans are often more cost-efficient. As a rule of thumb, most combi boiler service visits should last around 30 minutes, and after it’s completed you should receive a full service report.
The engineer will inform you if your combi boiler does not meet safety legislation and regulations and should explain any repairs or maintenance work they need to carry out.
Are you looking for peace of mind when it comes to your boiler and heating system?
Woolfoot Heating offer a range of plans from servicing to full system maintenance, with reasonably-priced monthly payments. Find out more here.
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