Boilers can be costly and are a key purchase for your home. When purchasing a boiler, you want to get the best deal. Have you ever thought about the warranty and how that may help extend the life of your new boiler? These days boiler Manufacturers know that customers are looking for the most efficient boilers. These companies are offering longer and longer warranties for customer’s peace of mind. Especially if the installers are accredited manufacturer installers (which most of our engineers are) this means they can offer longer and longer warranties to customers.
A magnetic filtration unit will normally be fitted within your central heating system. Its jobs is to collect the sludge circulating in your system before it does any real damage to your boiler-and this is the last thing you want on a very cold day!
Powerflushes are quick effective ways to clean your central heating system. They are carried out in order to benefit your system in many ways. Powerflushes are carried out under very high pressure. They remove a large percent of sludge (build-up of iron oxide), rust and lime scale.
It is highly recommended that you get your boiler serviced every year. A lot of people question why we should even bother with a boiler service and what would happen if they were to not have one that year. Although it may seem like a lot of money for something that may be working fine, in the long run it could save you a lot more!
In a brave new move by the government to try and save lives, hopefully from October 2015 all landlords will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties. Also to check or repair alarms that are already on site are in good working order.
Important advice for consumers who have flues which are concealed within ceiling spaces etc
Some properties, mainly flats and apartments, have been built with boiler flues which cannot be inspected because they are hidden behind walls or ceilings. The boiler flues that this information relates to are connected to room-sealed fan assisted boilers only. If you live in one of these homes then please read on for more information so you know what to do.
Gas Safe registered engineers need to be able to see the flue − which take fumes away from the boiler − as part of essential safety checks whenever the boiler is worked on. A flue in poor condition, combined with a room-sealed boiler that is not working properly, could put you and your family in danger from carbon monoxide poisoning, which can cause death or serious injury.