Boiler Service Billericay
It is important each year to have your boiler serviced, but why?
A yearly boiler service will guarantee that the boiler is operating effectively and safely and will be efficient at maintaining the ideal temperature in your house. The likelihood of malfunctions will be reduced with regular maintenance, which will also increase the lifespan of your boiler. Energy efficiency is very important now and alongside your boiler service we would also advise you to consider having a power flush of your whole central heating system, in essence a power flush is simply a thorough, rigorous cleaning of your boiler and heating system with the goal of enhancing the water quality of your system by eliminating sludge, rust, and other unrelated particles of crud. If you have never had a power flush on your central heating system, we would advise it as it will improve energy efficiency especially if you have old cast iron radiators. We have a page on our website here that gives you more information on your central heating system.
What Does A Boiler Service Entail
A boiler service can involve many components. But collectively the check list below will aid in running your boiler efficiently throughout the year and give you an understanding of what takes place.
- Correct gas pressure and flow.
- Flue and combustion. …
- Electrical connections are clean and in good condition.
- Fans and other key components are working efficiently.
- Seals are intact.
- Electrodes are in a good condition.
- Safety devices are checked.
- Condensate trap and pipe is not blocked.
What Can You Do Throughout the Year To Keep Your Boiler Running Efficiently
Here at Technical Gas Ltd we always advise our customers on what they can be doing throughout the year to make sure their boiler and heating system are functioning at the optimum level of performance. This can include making sure you bleed the radiators at least once a year. Air often gets trapped within the radiators in your home leaving cold patches as a result. These air pockets prevent the radiator from heating up completely. Bleeding the radiators will let this air out. Radiator valves may occasionally have paint applied to them, making it quite challenging to modify them. If not, an engineer will be able to assist you. A little force and some WD40 might be enough to free it. But if you are unsure do contact us as the last thing you want to do is damage the radiator valve.
Balancing the radiators is also a good idea, you might need to balance the radiators if those furthest from the boiler are colder than those closer to it. Although balancing radiators is more difficult than bleeding them, it can improve the distribution of heat throughout the house. Our final tip would be to lag your pipes before the winter’s freezing conditions. You can purchase ready-to-use lagging from a DIY store, it is quite simple and inexpensive to complete, all you do with the lagging, which is effectively insulation is wrap it around your external pipes, especially if they are in an area such as the loft which if uninsulated will get very could in the peak winter months. If the lagging keeps the pipes from freezing, you might avoid the inconvenience and cost of a boiler breakdown at a time when you most need your warmth.