A heating engineer will need to be hired to perform boiler service and will involve them in performing various tests and inspections in and around the unit. The heating engineer must have the appropriate registration for the type of boiler he is working on, this means that the gas boiler must be checked by a Gas Safe engineer and the oil boilers by an OFTEC engineer.
Arranging an annual maintenance for your Vaillant boiler could help extend its life, which could heat your home for up to 15 years.
A boiler service helps keep the unit running efficiently and safely, as well as informing an engineer of any potential problems before they get worse.
All Vaillant boilers are gas fired, which means that a Gas Safe engineer will need to be hired for maintenance. You can find a list of registered engineers on the Gas Safe Register website and you should always ask to see their Gas Safe ID card when they come for Vaillant Boiler Service.
From start to finish, complete boiler maintenance should take no less than 30 minutes. Depending on the type of boiler and if the engineer encounters a fault, their service may be longer.
Why Vaillent Boiler service is important
Technology develop by the manufactures is mostly unique, complex and also sophisticated. With very complex sequences and components, boilers have become an area of expertise. Ideally, operators should be familiar with these devices and have extensive experience in order to effectively diagnose and correct the most common faults.
Boiler service is an opportunity to let you know about potential safety issues, such as a carbon monoxide leak. As a colorless and odorless gas, carbon monoxide can go unnoticed and cause serious health problems. If you have any doubts about the operation of your boiler, especially if you notice that the flame is orange or yellow in color; do not hesitate to contact a Gas Safe engineer. Don’t wait until the scheduled date of your next service.
What is a gas boiler service?
The boiler is one of the most essential appliances in a home, but also one of the most forgotten. Boilers need regular servicing and maintenance to keep performing at their best, but many homeowners neglect their heating systems until they eventually fail.
In fact, the lack of service during the summer months means that every winter thousands of homeowners find themselves without heating or hot water. However, these problems can be avoided by taking care of the boiler and arranging for regular boiler service. The engineer will display the complete list of boiler components and make any necessary adjustments, replacements and cleaning.
Boiler maintenance checklist
Once you have verified the Gas Safe Engineer’s ID and are happy that they are competent enough to begin service, they will perform standard checks. Here’s everything to look for:
A visual inspection of the boiler, checking for signs of corrosion or leakage, as well as a blue pilot light.
Disassembly of the housing so that they can inspect and clean the parts: heat exchanger, burner, main injector, safety devices and spark probe.
Check that the smoke terminals are not blocked and that they are correctly installed. They must also make sure that the gaskets, the water and gas pipes are not damaged.
They should take readings of the pressure and gas flow settings, making sure they are at the correct level.
To complete the service, the engineer must put the boiler into service so that he can check for malfunctions and problems with the temperature controls.
After the service, the engineer will leave you a service report, highlighting everything he has done. Make sure to verify that they have done all of the above. If you are not sure about something they have done, feel free to ask questions, they will be happy to help.
Why it is important?
Like the maintenance of a vehicle, a boiler must be serviced regularly and preferably once a year. However, many choose to avoid paying for the service due to the short term cost. However, small issues that could have been found and fixed turn into much bigger problems over time and cost hundreds of dollars to fix.
It’s also worth noting that homeowners can save money by keeping their boiler system running as efficiently as possible and lowering their energy bills, while extending the life of their system by a few years. In addition, boilers are often installed with warranties of 5-10 years, but the warranties of these manufacturers depend on the service and maintenance of the boiler, at least once a year.