The Importance of Gas Boiler Inspections
Boiler servicing is easily overlooked, but it could be the key to picking up on issues before they become problems. Here we cover some of the main reasons why you should keep up with regular boiler checks.
- Getting your boiler serviced regularly will ensure it’s running efficiently and also help to keep it running safely. A faulty boiler can be incredibly dangerous with 250 hospitalisations a year resulting from non-fire-related carbon monoxide poisoning between 2001 and 2010 in England & Wales.
- Small problems can escalate into big ones if left unattended. By ensuring your boiler is running properly, you can save money on future repairs.
- Servicing is, of course, another home expense, but it could save you money too. During your service, your engineer will carry out a host of checks to make sure your boiler is working efficiently. This will, in turn, save you money over time, as a more efficient boiler costs less to run.
McLennan Compliance also carry out gas tightness tests as part of the annual gas service, in order to examine the gas pressure inside a property’s pipe work. This important check is a key part of a thorough gas safe test and will ensure that there aren’t any gas leaks in the system.
An engineer will carry out a number of checks and tests to see whether the gas is burning correctly and the boiler is securely fitted as well as properly connected to the pipework.