What Does A Boiler Service Involve?

Although not legally required unless in a rented property, it is highly recommended to have a boiler service to ensure the safe operation of your heating system. Maintaining your heating system in working condition not only helps you save money but also extends its lifespan. A maintained boiler can last up to 15 years.

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During a boiler service professionals will assess the safety of your boiler. They will also identify any issues that may arise in the future and provide solutions if needed. Several tests will be conducted by the gas engineer to ensure that all components are functioning properly. For Boiler Service Cheltenham, contact hprservicesltd.com/cheltenham-boilers/boiler-service-cheltenham/

The examination starts with checking the safety devices of the boiler such as the pressure relief valve to ensure there are no leaks. Then they will switch on the boiler, observe its performance closely to detect any faults. If any problems are found they will discuss them with you. Explain options for resolving them and all the results of the boiler service will be shared with you.

Afterwards, the engineer will inspect both heating controls and electrical components.

The heating system experts will verify the fuse rating and use specialised equipment to test the isolation of your heating system. They will then remove the casing of the boiler to closely examine its components, including the heat exchanger and burner. If necessary they will clean these parts following the manufacturer’s instructions, as well as ensure their functioning, such as checking spark gap accuracy and flame rectification probe operation. They will also assess the gas rate (the amount of gas used by the boiler), conduct a flue gas analysis and a boiler tightness test to prevent any gas leaks.

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Next they will move on to inspecting the hot water cylinder examining its insulation levels for effectiveness and ensuring there are no leaks. They will also check that the expansion vessel maintains pressure. Gas rates for the boiler will be tested at three points to analyse pressure levels and confirm that it operates at the working pressure.

Lastly, they will measure water flow from each radiator in order to verify that your heating system reaches temperature. The engineer will also ensure that the bleed valves on your radiators are open and working properly while also checking for any air in your heating system. Additionally they will assess the dilution level of the boiler’s inhibitor and may suggest a top up based on the manufacturers recommendations.