Boilers are a very efficient way of keeping your home or business supplied with hot water. This hot water can then be used to heat radiators to keep homes or businesses warm. A boiler is made up of many different components which could fail without regular maintenance. By ensuring you get your boiler maintained with an annual boiler service you will lower the chances of costly repairs and seriously dangerous accidents.
Because boilers have a series of controls and mechanisms which together work at distributing the heat and hot water, faults with these controls can make your home feel too hot or two cold but also run up huge fuel bills. Ignition faults are quite common and sometimes the spark electrode or spark generator will need to be replaced. If the pilot light is not staying lit, this could possibly be the thermocouple or the t/c lead for short. Again this will need to be replaced. Dirt in the pilot can also cause the pilot light not igniting.
It goes without saying that all Cv ketel vervangen and heating systems should be serviced and checked regularly by a professional engineer. You might have the instruction manual to follow regarding maintenance or repairs but this is still not advisable. Any person that works on gas appliances such as boilers must be on the Gas Safe Register.
Many people find that having a boiler service is an unnecessary expense especially if it all appears to be working fine. You could liken it to having an MOT on a car. The reason we have MOT is to ensure the car is running as efficiently as possible and also safely. A gas boiler is potentially a lethal weapon just like a car, so it’s important that you service your boiler each year so you know your home and family are safe. One of the problems with boilers is that a tiny leak or carbon monoxide output is very dangerous and can kill whole families while they sleep. Luckily these incidents are rare, as are explosions, however if your boiler is serviced annually the likelihood of an accident is even smaller. Modern boilers are far safer than older models, but even so, any gas appliance needs to be regularly maintained to ensure they are working correctly and safely.
You should never take a chance with your life of the lives of those in your family. A boiler service only costs around £50 to £100 which is a tiny price to pay when you think what is at risk.