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Central heating service and maintenance: DIY

Monday 27 May 2019

Your central heating boiler. It is the beating heart of your home and is there for you 24 hours a day. As long as it works, it may escape your attention. It is then easy to put off any maintenance costs for a while. It just works, doesn't it? Invisible wear and tear lies in wait. If the heart of your central heating boiler stops beating, you are suddenly left in the cold. No hot shower, no heating, and always at a time that is completely inconvenient. For instance, when it is -10 degrees Celsius outside, or when you are in a hurry to leave.

Reasons for boiler maintenance

Having your central heating boiler checked and maintained is important to prevent problems. Once every two years is advisable, but the manufacturer of your boiler may prescribe otherwise. Moreover, boiler maintenance is also a question of safety. You are responsible for maintaining your boiler, whether you are a tenant or a buyer. Most building and fire insurances also impose maintenance requirements. So schedule your boiler maintenance appointment with one of our men today.

1. Safety

Safety first, right? If you do not maintain your boiler properly, there is a risk of short-circuiting due to invisible wear and tear. The risk of carbon monoxide emissions is also considerably greater if you do not maintain your boiler regularly. Carbon monoxide is also known as 'the silent killer'. It is a gas we cannot smell, taste or see. It can render you unconscious or even kill you. You can see why this is no laughing matter. Carbon monoxide is released during gas combustion when there is too little oxygen present. During a maintenance visit, the professional looks closely for any leaks. This reduces the chance of a dangerous situation and malfunctions.

2. Saving money and energy

The most frequent faults are caused by a dirty air pressure switch and ventilator. The costs of this are high. To make sure your home stays nice and warm, the device will work harder, consuming more energy. You can prevent this by having regular maintenance carried out by a professional. During maintenance, the central heating boiler is optimally adjusted. As a result, you will use less energy, which ultimately saves you money. Katsjing!

3. Your boiler lasts longer

Just like your car, your boiler will last longer if you maintain it properly. On average, a boiler lasts 12 to 15 years.

What you can do to keep yourself warm:

There are a number of things you can do yourself to keep your boiler running like a (Thalys) train between maintenance intervals. Don't know where to start? We've got your back! If you follow the step-by-step plans below, you can hardly go wrong. Don't you dare to do it yourself, or do you notice that the steps below do not lead to the desired result? Then call in the help of a heating installer.