Boiler servicing checklist
Annual boiler servicing is an integral part of boiler and home heating maintenance to ensure it is working safely and proficiently.
Additionally it is a condition of the boiler warranty, so you will need to ensure your boiler is serviced on an annual basis to assure warranty is valid.
Service work should be completed by a Gas Safe registered engineer. This means that they are qualified to perform the work on your product. You should check them out on the Gas Safe register websites.
The following checks need to be made within a service:
Step 1 – Protecting your household
Your heating engineer will use protective sheeting and show covers to protect your home during the service.
Step 2 – Visual check
The annual service will then be started with a visual check to be certain that the boiler, related pipework and flue are installed and placed adequately, both internally and externally. The general operation of the boiler is then observed and a check for correct ventilation is also carried out if needed.
Step 3 – Checking it’s functioning properly
The engineer will remove the boiler casing to take a look at its parts. They will confirm the boiler is working properly and efficiently. A good service will include checking:
# Suitable gas pressure and flow
# Flue and combustion. A flue gas analyser (where appropriate) will be used to ensure that the boiler is burning up the correct mixture of gas and air.
# Electrical connections are clean and in excellent condition
# Fans along with other key components are operating properly
# Seals are whole
# Electrodes are in a good condition
# Safety devices are tested
# Condensate trap and pipe isn’t blocked
They’ll also clean inside the boiler where necessary and inspect the water and gas pipework to make sure things are operating correctly.
Step 4 – Safety checks
The engineer will carry out a number of safety checks in accordance with gas regulation (GSIUR 1998) to provide further peace of mind.