A gas boiler service ensures that your system is running at its maximum efficiency levels and ensures that no fuel (and, therefore, money) is wasted unnecessarily when operating your gas boiler. The service will highlight any issues you many have with your boilers efficiently or output. This could help with costly gas boiler repairs.
The check list on an annual gas boiler service
It is important to know under Irish Law it is a criminal offense for anyone that is not certified as a RGI (Registered Gas Installer) to work on your gas boiler boiler or gas line. All our staff at DeWAR Gas Service are directly employed and registered gas installers.
Below you will find a complete gas boiler service checklist which outlines everything that you should expect/demand from your gas contractor when they are carrying out an annual gas boiler service for your heating system.
• Make sure the gas boiler’s location is suitable.
• Check that the gas boiler is properly ventilated.
• Look for visible damage on the gas boiler.
Check the following:
• Check the flue’s location and condition.
• Check for spillages around the flue.
• Check the condensate drainage system (this only applies to high efficiency condensing boilers)
• Check that the gas boiler has suitable clearance from any flammable materials.
• Check the main burner and clean it where necessary.
• Check the main burner operation and adjust if need be (the manufacturer’s specifications should be checked when doing this).
• Check the pilot burner and its cables. They should also be cleaned if necessary.
• Check the heat exchanger and clean where necessary.
• Check the flue’s effectiveness while running the gas boiler.
• Check to make sure that a 3-amp fuse is properly connected.
• Check for electrical isolation.
• Check electrical wiring for damage.
• Check that electrical wiring is properly connected to the gas boiler.
• Check to ensure that the gas boiler’s thermostat is functioning correctly.
• Check the system’s pressure levels (the manufacturer’s specifications should be checked when doing this).
• Check the expansion vessel and charge it (if necessary).
• Check that the flue guard is fitted properly.
• Check boiler controls (where applicable). These include zone valves, time clock, and the thermostat.
Once all checks are completed, a combustion efficiency test should be carried out.
After the gas boiler service is completed a Declaration of Conformance Certificate 3 is issued by the registered gas installer.
if you would like your boiler serviced you could book it online or by calling us on 015143344 anytime. We are service all areas of Dublin 24 hours a day.
What is Involved in a Gas Boiler Service ? – First of all we strongly recommend a yearly Gas Boiler Service for your system because it is in the interest of your Gas safety and Greater Energy Efficiency because we know that people sometimes put off the decision. A gas boiler that isn’t working efficiently will waste a small fortune on heating bills.
What do They do in a Gas Boiler Service ? – The engineer will remove the gas boiler casing to look at its components. They will check the gas boiler is working safely and efficiently. A good service includes checking:
A Gas Boiler Service will take about 30 minutes to 45 minutes if it is done properly. If urgent gas boiler repairs are required then the check may take longer.
DeWAR Gas Service are offering a special price of €69 for a Gas Boiler Service, saving you €10 off the standard price of €89, when you book and pay online.
|Job||Normal Price||Online Price|
|Gas Boiler Service||€89||€79||Book Online|
|Gas Boiler Service & Carbon Monoxide Alarm||€129||€109||Book Online|
|Gas Boiler Service & Rebalance Radiators||€170||€130||Book Online|
*Please Note, if your gas boiler is not working correctly then we are not able to service it, therefore you will need to book a Gas Boiler Repair.
The price of a gas boiler service does not include the cost of repairs, although if the gas engineer is able to carry out simple repairs at the same time as the service if they have the required parts to hand. The gas engineer will advise you on the cost of any repairs that need to be carried out, and will likely arrange another appointment to complete them.
A boiler service is very important, a well-maintained boiler can last up to 15 years and while an annual boiler service will help to ensure the best possible lifespan of your central heating system, the older your boiler gets the harder it will be working to heat your home.
A boiler in need of replacement is unlikely to be energy efficient or cost effective, but more importantly, it could be a danger to you and your family.
Serious boiler problems can lead to more than a lack of heat. A serious concern is carbon monoxide poisoning that can be fatal if it goes unnoticed. If any of these signs are manifesting themselves, have a registered RGII technician (Gas Boilers) or a registered OFTEC technician (Oil Boilers) out to have a look at your boiler.
Regular servicing is very important. So if you have not serviced the boiler in more than a year, don’t wait for the serious signs to consider getting it serviced. Your boiler is subject to wear and tear and regular maintenance is necessary to ensure your heating system is efficient.
A pilot light that will not stay lit is a sign that it is not functioning properly. The pilot light is the ignition source for the boiler; if it does not stay lit then the burners for the boiler cannot be turned on.
Also if the pilot light burns a yellow flame, this could be a sign of carbon monoxide and you should call a registered technician straight away.
If your boiler is making an unusual noise, it won’t take long to spot it. Your boiler heating up is one of those sounds that will fade into the background; that is until something is not working properly.
There could be a number of faults that are the cause of any strange or loud noises that are not typical with the boiler, this will be often due to wear and tear of the pump and fan.
It is important to have it checked at the earliest opportunity by a registered technician.
One of the signs that your boiler needs a service is that a strange smell coming from it. This happens when there is a gas or oil leak in your boiler. Leaks can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning if unchecked.
If you notice dark marks on the boiler casing, you should contact a registered technician immediately.
If your home feels cold even with the heating switched on, then the boiler could be at fault. It is important that an accredited plumber or RGII registered technician (Gas Boilers) investigates the reason why your home is not heating up as it should be. Assuming that all of your radiators are in good working order in which case a power flush might be needed on the heating system but if the radiators are working then the boiler will need to be checked.
An annual boiler service is important to keep your boiler well-maintained and to ensure the best possible lifespan of the boiler.
If you are looking for a gas boiler service or an oil boiler service contact us today.
To ensure a long life for your gas boiler and natural gas appliances, it is important to have them serviced regularly. Appliance manufacturers recommend that all appliances should be serviced annually.
An annual boiler safety checks and gas boiler service are carried out by a professional RGI service engineer ensures that your boiler is functioning properly. Regular servicing of your boiler is important as it ensures that the boiler is working to the specifications designed by the boiler manufacturer. This will help prolong the life of the boiler as well as reduce the risk of faults and expensive repairs down the line.
Gas boiler services can only be carried out by an RGI (registered Gas Installer) who represents the RGII (Registered Gas Installers Ireland).
The Service Engineer will complete 19 detailed checks and tests when carrying out a boiler service. All Visual Checks and Tests Applied are in accordance with Irish Standards 813:2002 as laid down by the National Standards Authority of Ireland for Domestic Gas Installations.
Here you will find a complete gas boiler service checklist which outlines everything that you should expect/demand from your gas contractor when they are servicing your gas boiler.
Annual Gas Boiler Service Checklist.
Save money on repairs.
Full-blown boiler problems can often develop from minor faults. An annual service will increase the chance that these are picked up on and fixed before they become a problem, saving you money and future gas boiler repairs.
Reduce your heating costs.
The engineer who undertakes your annual boiler service will make sure that it is running as efficiently as possible. This will go a long way towards making sure that you minimise your heating bills.
Carbon monoxide can kill.
Boilers that aren’t properly installed, maintained or ventilated can produce carbon monoxide. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headaches, drowsiness, nausea, breathlessness and stomach pains. Signs are hard to spot and can be confused with tiredness or a cold. Unfortunately, this silent killer can’t be seen or smelt, so it really is important to make sure your boiler is serviced at least once a year.
If you’re a landlord, it’s the law.
Landlords have a responsibility under Statutory Instrument SI.534 of 2008 Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2008 to ensure that the gas installation in the house or apartment shall be maintained in good repair and safe working order. The Technical Guidance Document in relation to this Regulation states that a current Declaration of Conformance certificate for an IS.813 Annex E inspection issued by a Registered Gas Installer for the gas installation in the house or apartment will prove compliance with the regulations.