How to Look After Your Commercial Boiler | PES Heating

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Before we get into any advice on looking after your commercial boiler, firstly, what constitutes as commercial boiler? A commercial boiler works in pretty much the same way a domestic boiler does. The main difference is that the output will be greater than 70kW, and often the pipework will be over 35mm in diameter.

Commercial boilers can be found in many settings but usually the settings are large in square footage and population such as schools, hotels, factories and warehouses. These environments require 24-hour usage and so it is essential that the boiler is kept up and running at all times. In order to make this possible regular commercial boiler servicing should be undertaken, this way issues can be identified before they have a chance to spiral into huge problems.

The Details of Commercial Boiler Servicing

The cost of commercial boiler servicing depends on a number of factors including the size of the boiler, the type, model, output and accessibility. But generally, you can expect to pay between £200-£300.
Most insurance companies will expect the boiler to be serviced every 12 months in order to maintain warranty validity. However, given their heavy use and the extent to which they are relied on to keep businesses and workplaces running you may want to consider commercial boiler servicing every 6 months to minimise the chances of breakdown.
A commercial boiler service will check all internal and external components of the unit. The engineer will ensure the boiler, the flue, and all relevant pipework are installed correctly, they will also look to ensure proper ventilation is in place as well as checking for any leaks or signs of corrosion.

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How to Tell if Your Boiler Needs Serviced

Outside of your annual, or biannual commercial boiler servicing appointment there are a couple of tell-tale signs you should keep an eye out for. Any leaks or changes in operation such as whirring, ticking or banging noises should be looked at as soon as possible. The system failing to heat the building, or water, is also an obvious sign there is a fault. Finally, any sudden increases in your gas bill can also be an indication that there is a problem with the boiler, as a broken boiler will use more fuel. If you notice any of these issues speak to a commercial boiler servicing professional as soon as possible to prevent the problem getting worse.

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