Why It’s Crucial to Service Your Boiler

Published: 15/11/2017
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Boiler servicing is too often overlooked by homeowners who think that once their hydronic system is installed, they can forget about having to maintain it unless something goes wrong. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, boilers need to be serviced every 1-2 years by an accredited hydronic specialist to ensure optimum performance. Even if you think your boiler is working perfectly fine, here are some key reasons why an annual service is absolutely crucial.

A regular service prolongs the lifetime of the boiler

A regular service is a preventative measure that causes minimal disruption to the system. It’s crucial for maintaining the lifetime of the boiler, plus it ensures it’s compliant with its warranty.

Small problems are rectified before they come big issues  

A boiler service assesses the pressure of the system, checks for leaks and water quality, and can assist in identifying small problems before they become larger ones. After all, an annual service is far more affordable than paying for replacement parts or repairs.

Energy bills are kept in check

With a regular service, your accredited specialist can check that the system isn’t using unnecessary energy. A well-maintained boiler can run at its optimum efficiency, which means you won’t have to face exorbitant running costs for an inefficient system.

While Hunt Heating supplies and recommends Italian-made Immergas boilers with market-leading manufacturer’s warranties, a regular service is the best way to maintain their efficiency and keep energy bills down. It’s a good idea to organise a service well before the winter months set in so that you can enjoy a comfortable hydronic system as soon as the temperature drops.

Every few years, you should also arrange for a power flush for your system, which removes sludge build-up. Sludge build-up not only decreases the efficiency of a system’s components, but it can also cause damage, leading to costly repairs.

To arrange a service for your boiler, or to find a local accredited hydronic specialist, get in touch with us today.