Why is boiler maintenance important?

Having your boiler serviced on an annual basis is good practice. Not only can it save you money, but it can also reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and costly repairs of faulty boilers.Boiler Engineer Maintenance

Why service my Boiler?

It is important to get any boiler or gas appliance serviced regularly to ensure they are not only safe but efficient as well:
  • Having a regularly serviced boiler can reduce your annual fuel costs by up to 10%
  • Appliances that are not properly maintained can emit carbon monoxide, exposure to which can be fatal (even small amounts can cause lasting damage)
  • Any faults or problems with your boiler can be identified early on, reducing the chance of expensive repairs further down the line

Your Boiler Engineer

When having your boiler serviced, it is important to ensure your engineer is reliable and trustworthy. Ensure you engineer is fully qualified and OFTEC registered - to find an OFTEC registered engineer, click here to visit the OFTEC website.

Boiler Service Checklist

When undergoing a boiler service, you should expect your engineer to carry out the following:
  • Stripping down and cleaning the boiler heat exchanger
  • Cleaning the oil burner
  • Inspecting your boiler for wear and tear - this can prevent costly breakdowns
  • Renewing the nozzle and filter if needed
  • Re-assembly and testing to OFTEC requirements
  • Checking the condition of the oil tank to ensure it meets Environmental Law regulations
The autumn season can be quite busy for boiler services, as people switch their heating systems back on. When arranging your boiler service, the summer months may be a better option, especially since you will need to turn off your boiler an hour before the service, leaving you without heating for a short time.Don't risk your health or get caught out with a big bill; have your boiler serviced and maintained annually.