Tips for boiler maintenance.
Regular Servicing Ensures That:
- The boiler is burning correctly
- The products of combustion are safely diluted and dispersed
- Increased efficiency
- Boiler is corrently flued
- Boiler has correct ventilation
A qualified professional will ensure that your boiler is in top operating condition and ensure against catastrophic failures that can occur if proper maintenance is not performed.
Safety Tips for Boilers
Exterior Shell and/or Insulation: Look for indications of over-heating.
Leaks: Look for water on the floor
Flue Gas Leaks: Look for black dust (soot) around sheet metal joints
Controls: Look for open panels, covers and signs of rewiring on floor or bottom of panels.
Safety Devices: Test all operating controls and safety devices for proper operation
Electrical: Ensure that covers are installed on over-limit switches, temperature sensors, controls
Safety Valves: Ensure that safety valve is installed with full-sized discharge piping
Fuel Sources: Check for the ability to shut off the fuel source to the vessel.
Gages: Make sure temperature and pressure gages are operational and are properly located.
Hazards: Remove all fire hazards from the boiler room, do not use the boiler room for storage
Air Openings: Check combustion air openings for obstruction
Proper Piping: Check for proper supports and allowance for expansion and contraction
The Risks Faced When Boilers are Not Serviced Regularly
Faulty central heating systems, gas appliance and fires, blocked flues and chimneys can result in Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
24% not are of the need to have boilers checked regularly.
6.7 million households in UK are running wasteful boilers.
50% carbon monoxide incidents occur in the homes.
10% more energy used by a non-serviced boiler.
- Never had their boilers serviced
- Not aware that boilers have to be serviced regularly
- Boilers not serviced in the past two to three years
- No annual boiler safety check
Risks of non-serviced boiler
- Operating less effectively
- Breaking down
- Exposure to carbon monoxide fumes
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Confusion / Memory Loss
- Nausea / Vomiting
- Abnormal Reflexes
- Difficulty in coordinating
- Difficulty in breathing
- Chest pain
- Cerebral Edema
- Convulsions / Seizures