Having an annual boiler service is definitely a must. The three main reasons for this is reliability, efficiency and safety.
Not only is it a safety check, it also inspects the condition and performance of your appliances, to make sure that you are getting the most out of them and that they are working to the highest standard.
It is also in the terms and conditions of boiler guarantees to have a yearly service carried out. So this is a must to keep your guarantee valid.
How it works
An engineer will firstly visually check that the boiler and flue are correctly internally and externally installed, then the general operation of the boiler is observed.
These checks include:
- Correct gas pressure
- Flue and combustion
- Electrical connections
- Seals are intact
- Safety devices
- Condenser traps and pipes
At the conclusion of the service, you will receive a boiler service maintenance checklist that should be filed away with all paper regarding your boiler.
It is also very important that all benchmark paperwork is completed and given to you once a new boiler is installed in your property. This will include make, model and the serial number of your appliances, along with building reference number.
You should also receive a Gas Safe certificate as proof of registration.