How does a boiler work?


A boiler truly is the heart of a property. It’s main purpose is to provide heat and water that’s pumped around your home. It’s responsible for transferring heat to water, so when you turn a tap, warm water pours out.

What are the key components of a boiler?

Although the concept of a boiler sounds relativity simple, there are a number of key components within a boiler that need to be functioning correctly with one another.

If any one of these components fails, you’ll have to get a boiler engineer to visit your property right away. Your local engineer.

Key components of a boiler include:

  • A Gas Burner: This is a vital component that generates the heat to keep your home warm.
  • Exhaust Pipe: The exhaust pipe is responsible for removing traces of carbon monoxide that is usually a by-product that’s produced by a gas boiler.
  • Heat Exchanger: This a device within a boiler that transfer the heat between a solid object and fluid.
  • Control Screen: Depending on the boiler design and model, this is a functional screen or dial that controls the gas heating system.

You can find out more about the inside of a boiler by clicking here.

The Importance of Servicing a Boiler

Just like a car, a boiler can only perform as good as it’s looked after and maintained. Having your boiler regularly serviced makes sure that everything is running as it should and prevents any nasty surprises during times where you need a boiler most.

Servicing your boiler on a yearly basis not only reduces the chances of it breaking down, it prolongs its life. A boiler engineer will make sure the system is clean and that it produces the power it should be.