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Boiler service and maintaining your gas boiler

Why is boiler maintenance so important?

An annual boiler safety-check and boiler service will ensure that your boiler is functioning properly. You’ll also be assured that your boiler is working to the high standards set by the boiler manufacturer. This service should be carried out by a qualified and experienced service technician. At Electric Ireland, we recommend that all gas boilers are serviced by a Registered Gas Installer (RGI).

What are the benefits of an annual, professional boiler service?

This will help prolong the life of the boiler as well as reduce the risk of faults and expensive repairs down the line. With use, the efficiency of boilers deteriorates. Regular boiler maintenance will keep your boiler operating safely and efficiently. .

Servicing your boiler will also remove any soot build-up and will re-establish the best working conditions. By checking the safety controls, early failures can be detected and fixed in good time.

A variety of operational systems and components should be checked on a regular basis. These include:

  • Gas leaks
  • Boiler start-up performance
  • Noises that give an early warning signal of component failures.

You can find a Registered Gas Installer in your area by logging onto the RGII website.

Please note that Registered Gas Installers (RGIs) are independent contractors. They are not regulated or approved by Electric Ireland. Electric Ireland at all times recommends customers to contact at least three RGIs to compare cost, quality and service issues before entering into any contract. Electric Ireland is not liable in any circumstance for any loss or damage caused by the actions of RGIs sourced from this website.

For full details on SEAI grants visit www.seai.ie.

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