Boilers are costly to repair and much more expensive to replace, therefore it is a good idea to help keep your boiler in tip-top condition. Frequent boiler maintenance doesn’t only help you save money in the long run but may also save your life because a defective boiler can be fatal. Keep in mind that a well maintained boiler is much more efficient, helping to cut your energy bills. Thankfully, boiler maintenance isn’t especially difficult, particularly if you stick to these useful tips.
Service Once A Year
A boiler needs to be serviced annually by a Gas Safety Registered engineer, regardless of whether it appears to be in working order. The engineer will most likely examine each of the parts and clean the components. Mid-September is an excellent time to arrange the service, so that you can be confident your boiler can take the stress of the cold winter months.
Bleed All Your Radiators
When your radiators are cooler at the bottom as opposed to the top, this means that air is trapped in the system. You must therefore discharge the air by bleeding the radiators. When you don’t, the system will not work correctly, placing an additional strain on your boiler and will end up costing you money.
Turn On The Heating
Your Boiler can seize up if it’s not used on a regular basis. Specialists therefore advise that you switch on the heating for 10 to 15 minutes every now and then throughout the summer, in order to keep your boiler ticking over.
Check The Blue Flame
The flame inside your boiler ought to be a solid, clear blue. When it looks smoky or yellow, there may be a problem and you need to contact a plumber straight away to arrange a boiler maintenance service.
Other Warning Signs
Cracks, leaks, clunky sounds or dark, sooty marks all indicate you’ve got a problem. Check your boiler frequently and search for these warning signs. The quicker you identify and fix a fault, the better. Additionally, it’s a good idea to make sure that any outer vents, airbricks and flues are clear and not blocked.
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