Annual boiler maintenance is a very important task that is best done during the warmer months of the year, but did you know that about 90% of us never have a boiler repaired?
Why is annual boiler maintenance important?
Pre-condensing boilers were not as critical to maintenance as they are today. The reason for this was that boilers back then didn't have as many internal parts as condensing boilers today, yes they were wrong but they were much easier and cheaper to repair, although it is always recommended by boiler manufacturers to have the boiler and every gas appliance serviced annually. You can also avail the benefits of boiler maintenance programs from online sources.
Now more than ever, it is important to have an annual boiler service and inspect the boiler to make sure it is functioning properly and most importantly SAFE.
During the annual boiler maintenance, one of the most important inspections is the chimney. It should be checked to ensure that all joints and gaskets are not leaking carbon monoxide or combustion products into the room where the boiler is located.
High efficiency or condensing boilers as they are known to work produce condensate which is acidic water as being acidic can corrode the chimney and when this happens the chimney will start releasing combustion products (carbon monoxide). ) which, as we all know, can be very life-threatening, this is one of the most important parts of the service.
All condensing boilers have a built-in condensate separator, which must be cleaned and checked for leaks, it is also part of the boiler flue gas system.