The boiler is a major component of your central heating system, which does need regular care and attention in order to perform at optimum levels. Your central heating system should be serviced annually, which will ensure that you always have heat and hot water, and with that in mind, here are some of the things that the heating engineer would look at when servicing your boiler.
- The Burner – The burner is a critical element of the boiler, and the heating engineer would be looking for a blue flame, which shows a lean burn, and if your boiler has seen better days, there is affordable boiler replacement in Teignmouth from a leading local company.
- The Thermostat – It is very important that the thermostat is accurate, and if it isn’t, this could result in burning much more fuel than you need. In some cases, the heating engineer would recommend replacing the thermostat, which would result in a reduction in fuel consumption.
- The Flue – This is the escape route for the toxic fumes and the engineer would check that the flue is firmly affixed and free from obstruction.
- Corrosion – Corrosion is a very real risk and the engineer would closely inspect all joints, looking for either gas or water leaks, or any signs of corrosion. It is critical that the heating engineer is registered as ‘gas safe’ which means he is qualified to work on gas powered systems.
The ideal time to have your central heating serviced is during the autumn months, before the cold winter arrives, and if there are any issues, they can be addressed there and then.