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Boiler Installation, Service and Maintenance-What You Need to Know About Boilers

Regardless of whether you currently have a gas boiler, back boiler, solid fuel or oil boiler, or condensing boiler, it is likely that it is costing you more money to run than it should.

The performance and efficiency of boilers deteriorate over time due to a number of factors including:

  • Air to fuel combustion ratio changes because of boiler component wear
  • The heat exchanger surfaces of the boiler being covered by soot which is generated in the combustion process.

good boiler service carried out by a competent, professional, experienced service engineer will prove to be a smart investment because efficiency will be improved greatly by addressing the two common problems outlined above.

A good boiler service will involve the removal of the offending soot, the re-calibration of your boiler to the optimum combustion conditions, and testing to ensure that it is performing to the manufacturer’s specifications.

A regular boiler service can also prevent costly repairs or replacement of parts in the future thereby prolonging the life of your boiler.

Typical checks will include checks for leaks of oil/gas, any funny noises, and start up performance.

You would be well advised to have your boiler serviced annually because of soot build up and drop in efficiency with a consequent costly rise in fuel consumption.

Boiler Installation

No matter how often or well you have your boiler serviced, inevitably it will reach the end of its useful life and give out on you. Even before then, if your boiler is more than 15 years old it will inevitably become inefficient to the point where it will make more sense to replace it.

Considering the installation of a new boiler may seem like an unnecessary headache but can prove to be a smart investment in the long run.

The operating efficiency increase that you will see from the installation of new boiler for one that is over 15 years old will deliver an increase in efficiency of over 20% which in turn will lead to a fuel saving of approximately 25%.

A 25% cut in your heating bills on an annual basis is not to be sniffed at and will soon ensure that the initial cost of a new boiler will be quickly repaid.

Apart altogether from the savings of fuel expense is the question of reliability. Any boiler over 15 years old will become increasingly unreliable and the danger is that it will quit at the worst possible time-in the middle of an Irish winter.

John’s plumbing provides a professional boiler service and installation service and has been doing so for over 25 years.

To discuss the benefits for your home and pocket of a boiler service or replacement please use this contact form and John will call you back promptly to arrange a chat at your convenience or you can call him directly on 087-2570230 or 01-2873370

Gas Boiler Servicing

A good gas boiler service should entail

  • Checking visually the flue ways and terminal                                     gas-boiler-service-Greystones
  • Checking the combustion air requirements
  • A check of the working pressure at the meter and appliance
  • Checking the gas rates for the appliance
  • A gas tightness test
  • Checking the standing pressures
  • Checking the pilot injectors and seals
  • Cleaning the fan and burner assembly
  • A flue flow test
  • A spillage test.