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Signs your commercial boiler needs a check-up

Britain is currently the world’s third-largest boiler market. With over 26 million boilers installed across the country, those with a power rating of 70 kilowatts are considered “Commercial boilers”.

In the next sections, we’ll take a look at the best practices for maintaining these heating solutions and some telltale signs that a check-up might be in order.

What is a commercial boiler’s lifespan?

If correctly maintained, a commercial boiler can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. Unfortunately, a common error of property owners is to act complacently when a boiler is functioning fine and disregard the requirement of regular maintenance.

Even if the slightest damage is undetected, it can cause bigger problems that may impact operations and put people in danger. A regular boiler service can substantially reduce such risk.

How often should a commercial boiler be serviced?

It’s recommended that a commercial boiler be serviced annually. Experiencing heavy use, commercial boilers are particularly prone to wear and tear. Additionally, most insurance providers require that boilers onsite are serviced every 12 months to maintain a valid warranty. Boilers should be serviced by a qualified engineer who will issue documentation after each service, so companies can prove to their insurer it has been checked.

Warning signs of a faulty boiler

There are numerous signs that a commercial boiler needs examining. If the premises remain cold while the boiler is active, a check-up is required. If onsite radiators and pipes are warming up to the same temperature at the same time. The boiler is likely to be the problem. Additionally, any unusual noises should not be ignored like, clunking, ticking, or whirring. All of these sounds can be indicative of an issue.

Another sign of boiler problems can be higher fuel bills. When operating inefficiently, boilers use more gas, giving companies consistently more costly utility bills.

Expert boiler services

If you require a commercial boiler service or a new model installed, we can help. Our trained team at Brooktech Maintenance have the skills, experience, and certification to conduct any work or maintenance you need handling. Contact today for a free quotation.

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