Why you should have your boiler serviced
Having your biomass boiler serviced properly is important for several reasons:
Safety: A properly serviced biomass boiler is less likely to experience issues that could pose a safety risk, such as a fire or carbon monoxide leak. Regular servicing can help identify potential safety issues and address them before they become a problem.
Efficiency: A well-serviced biomass boiler will operate more efficiently, which can save you money on fuel costs. This is because servicing can identify and address issues such as dirty or blocked components, which can reduce the efficiency of the boiler.
Longevity: Regular servicing can help extend the lifespan of your biomass boiler. This is because servicing can identify and address issues that could cause long-term damage to the boiler, such as corrosion or leaks.
Warranty: Many biomass boiler manufacturers require that the boiler is serviced regularly in order for the warranty to remain valid. This means that failure to service the boiler could invalidate the warranty, leaving you with no protection in the event of a fault.
Compliance: If you receive payments from the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), you are required to have your biomass boiler serviced at least once a year by a qualified engineer. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the loss of your RHI payments.
Overall, having your biomass boiler serviced properly is important for safety, efficiency, longevity, compliance and to ensure that you continue to receive any government incentives you are entitled to.
Biomass MaintenanceThis scheme run by HETAS recognises competent maintenance businesses and individuals that can carry out manufacturers’ required appliance maintenance and raise the importance of burning the correct fuel. Engineers registered on the scheme will be able to meet the requirements placed on commercial (non-domestic) recipients of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to prove their appliance is properly maintained.