If you use a gas boiler to heat your home and hot water, it is important to provide boiler service every year. I have listed 7 reasons below.
1 On the 1st, the most important thing is safety. The combustion products produced by all gas boilers are dispersed in the chimney of the connected boiler. During the annual maintenance of the boiler, check the chimney and check for product spillage. We all know how dangerous carbon monoxide is, you can’t smell it or see it, but it can threaten your life, so boiler chimneys are a very important part of boiler service.
2 During the annual maintenance of the boiler, engineers use a gas analyzer for combustion testing to gain insight into how the boiler burns gas and compare it to the boiler’s specifications. Boiler manufacturers can do this if they need to adjust. Most gas boilers are now designed to be very efficient and save energy costs, but unmaintained gas boilers will eventually increase your operating costs and may cost more. boiler.
3 Many boilers today are efficient condensing boilers and producing condensate. This condensate is acidic and, if possible, must be evacuated to the internal drain or the external drain must be cooled. Inside the boiler, there is a condensate collector, just like you are under the kitchen sink, there is always water, and the trap must be cleaned and inspected. The reason you should check the condensate collector and piping is that it is part of the boiler stack; if there is a small amount of leakage in the condensate collector or piping, a carbon monoxide leak may occur in the room where the boiler is located.
4 Many of today’s high efficiency boilers operate at high pressures. This means that the entire heating and hot water system is under pressure, called a sealing system. The system is filled with approximately 1.2 bar of water through a water supply network. If you need to reload system pressure periodically, there is a problem. Continued to increase pressure is not good for the boiler. Part of the service of the boiler is to check if the pressure drops and find out the cause.
5 Each pressurized and sealed heating system is equipped with an expansion vessel. Most boilers are installed indoors and some are installed near the boiler. So what is the expansion tank? What did it do? When you look at a gas boiler, depending on the make and model, you will see a long, flat gray or red water tank, which may also be located at the rear of the boiler. The water expands each time the boiler begins to heat or concentrate heat. As the water warms, it begins to swell, which is where the expansion container begins to work and absorbs expansion. Glass is like a big sponge that occupies an expansion. It is pressurized at the factory and adjusted to the correct pressure of the boiler. Over time, the ship will deflate and must be restarted. This is another very important element of boiler service. If the expansion tank does not work, the pressure in the boiler will continue to drop. If it does not restart, you may need to replace the boiler.
6 A number of other tests have been carried out, including verifying the correct size of the boiler supply, ventilation (if any), and verifying compliance. Typically, boiler control can detect hidden faults and work as expected.
7 If your gas boiler has a warranty, you must perform an annual boiler inspection to make it effective. Only a licensed gas engineered with a safety gas and registered boiler can perform this service. When your boiler comes with a reference book, this book contains a maintenance history section that must be completed, signed and dated during maintenance.