Boiler & Appliance Servicing

Servicing for Appliances and Boilers

It is essential that gas appliances are serviced regularly. The manufacturers instructions will indicate the regularity at which an appliance should be serviced.

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In the absence of the manufacturers statement on servicing it is

Why should an appliance be serviced?

  1. 1. Gas Safety.
  2. 2. Efficient Operation Of The Appliance
  3. 3. Manufacturers Warranty.

It should be obvious to all that Gas safety is the most important. Without regular servicing some appliances can begin to perform incorrectly and the risk of Carbon Monoxide poisoning can increase dramatically.

An example of this would perhaps be a coal effect gas fire where the coals begin to break down causing impaired combustion. The detritus from the deteriorating coals getting onto the gas burner causing flame impingement.

Boiler & Appliance Servicing

Gas safety is the most important consideration (Please refer to the pages on this site found here Gas Safety Checks)

Efficiency is a concern to all of us. A very slight improvement in performance of an appliance can result I considerable savings when added up over a year.

Most modern boilers come with substantial parts and labour warranties. However, if the boiler is not serviced EVERY YEAR your warranty will be invalid.

Always make sure that the engineer is Gas Safe registered befor letting them service an applience or boiler.


Frequently asked questions

Boiler & Appliance Servicing

Regularly servicing your boiler can help to reduce the likelihood of costly repairs. A service can identify any potential problems with the boiler before they become major issues, and can help to ensure that the boiler is running efficiently. This can also help to prolong the lifespan of the boiler. However, it is not guaranteed that a service will prevent all repairs from being necessary.

Regularly servicing your appliances can help to ensure that they are running efficiently, which can help to save on gas consumption. A service can identify any issues with the appliance that may be causing it to use more gas than necessary, such as a faulty burner or poor ventilation. This can also help to prolong the lifespan of the appliance. However, it is not guaranteed that a service will save you gas consumption.

The length of time that a gas service will take can vary depending on the type of appliance that is being serviced and the complexity of the service. A basic service for a single appliance, such as a boiler, may take around 30 minutes to an hour to complete. A more complex service, such as a full gas safety check for multiple appliances, may take several hours to complete. MTS Heating should be able to give you an estimate of how long the service will take when you schedule the appointment.

Gas cookers, like other gas appliances, should be serviced regularly to ensure that they are working safely and efficiently. A service can identify any potential issues with the cooker, such as a faulty burner or poor ventilation, and can help to ensure that the cooker is operating correctly. It is recommended to have a gas cooker serviced at least once a year by a Gas Safe registered engineer. This service should include a visual inspection, cleaning of the appliance and all its parts, and the check of all safety devices like the thermocouple, pressure and gas valves, and flue.

A gas appliance service is a routine maintenance check that is carried out on a gas appliance to ensure that it is running efficiently and effectively. This can include cleaning of the appliance and its parts, checking that all safety devices are working properly and making any necessary adjustments or repairs to the appliance.
A gas safety check, also known as a Landlord Gas Safety Record (LGSR) or annual gas safety check, is a more comprehensive check that is carried out to ensure that a property's gas appliances and associated pipe work are safe to use. This check is typically required by law for landlords to conduct annually for their rental properties. A gas safety check includes a visual inspection of all gas appliances and pipe work, a check for gas tightness and proper ventilation, a check of all safety devices, and the operation of the appliance. The check will also include a record of the check, which is kept for 2 years, and given to the tenant.
In summary, a gas appliance service is a maintenance check, while a gas safety check is a legal requirement in the UK and it also includes a safety check.

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