Many people are a bit puzzled by boiler servicing. Puzzled about what it is, why it should be done, and what happens if it is not carried out regularly.
What Does A Boiler Service Involve?
Different companies vary in how thoroughly they service the boiler, we like to think that Gower Gas & Oil go the extra mile! Of course we perform a thorough check of any joints and mechanical boiler components, but we also take the annual cleaning of your boiler very seriously.
Using detergent wipes to clean the inside of your boiler back to the base metal and plastic, we remove any dust or deposits and leave your boiler immaculately clean. Maintaining your boiler’s cleanliness to this level can help prevent costly and time consuming maintenance later on.
A boiler is a little like a car, in the respect that it should be serviced each year to ensure it's in working order, but many people don't realise that a serviced boiler has increased efficiency, which means lower energy bills for you!
- Visual inspection of boiler and flue termination including flue route
- Working pressure of the boiler
- Gas rate or appliance burner pressure
- Cleaning of Flame sensing probe and spark electrode and ensure correct spark gap
- Inspection of pipes and components for leakage
- Checking appliance safety devices are working correctly
- Flue gas analyser reading to ensure boiler is working safely
- Removal of the burner and clean if required
- Inspection of seals and combustion
- Tightness test at the meter for any gas leaks
- Fill out service on benchmark if the manual is available
- Service document of the report
New Boiler Installation
Boiler can last a long time, but when they are over ten years old, they can waste a lot of valuable energy, in terms of cost and environmental impact. In fact, some older boilers only convert around 60% of fuel into heat.
We specialise in the installation of modern condensing boilers, using the latest technology available. Modern condensing boilers improve efficiency to over 90% which could save you up to 30% per year on your home heating bills, which represents a big saving over the lifetime of your boiler.
If you have a temperamental heating system, have hot water in the header tank, if it makes noises, you have cold radiators, or need to continually bleed them then our experts can help.
It doesn't necessarily mean a whole new system is required, there are many reasons for any central heating system to degrade and we will advise on the best way to get your heating back to its maximum potential quickly.
For further information or if you need an estimate please contact us.
Over time some heating systems may experience poor circulation resulting in lukewarm radiators, poor hot water, increased noise and sludge build up.
By 'power flushing' your heating system, the sludge and built up residue will be removed via inline magnetic filtration, it will make your system work more efficiently. The cost of 'power flushing' starts from around £300 plus VAT (Please note that power flushes will not remove blockages) depending on the type of system you own.