Boiler maintenance is crucial to make sure that it keeps running efficiently. If you’re not familiar with the equipment, then you should call a professional. However, there are a few things you can do around your property that will help keep your boiler in peak condition. Each winter, the first thing you should do is bundle up your boiler. Nobody wants to see the pipes burst from the cold.
Boiler breakdowns are not something we plan for. Unfortunately, it can happen from time to time. Here is a list of common boiler problems that easily detect and – if spotted early on – have the potential to limit money and energy waste, prevent a boiler breakdown, or even save your life.
Schedule a Service
Ensure your boiler is running efficiently and safely by scheduling a service. With the right maintenance, you can be sure that if there are underlying issues with your appliance. They will be brought to the attention of a professional. Make sure you don’t miss out on hot water during this time as well! Just remember to get another annual service before twelve months have passed, so nothing slips away from memory.
Turn Your Boiler On Often
If you usually leave your heating off for longer periods of time, it’s a good idea to turn it on at least once or twice every month. This will prevent the build-up of dust and other debris which can cause corrosion in pipes and boiler breakdowns. By doing this regularly you’ll also have the opportunity to detect any problems with your boiler before summer comes when regular usage need-it’s better not to realise there are issues until winter!
Turn Your Heating Up
You should gradually turn your heat up, one degree at a time until you reach a temperature that feels right for you. When it is too cold or hot in the house, please contact us and we will be happy to help! Our recommended temperatures are 18-21 degrees. Remember to get another annual service before twelve months have elapsed, so nothing fades from memory.
If you notice the heat is getting uneven. It could be because there trapped air bubbles in your radiators. To get rid of any stuck air and avoid those nasty call-out fees. We recommend bleeding radiators annually to remove any trapped air bubbles. With our handy radiator key and a little knowledge of how to bleed them yourself, they will run in the most efficient possible state. We recommend a bleeding radiator every year to remove any trapped air bubbles.
Ideally, the pressure should be between 1 and 2 on this gauge. Anything below that amount considers low pressure. Which can mean damage to your boiler or less energy efficiency than usual.
Gas leaks are something to be mindful of. They can cause considerable damage, so it’s best to call a professional before somebody is harmed. Gas leaks happen as a result of corrosion, wear and tear, or installation mistakes during the use of our boilers frequently.
Carbon Monoxide Leak
Common signs that indicate a carbon monoxide leak in your home include no heat coming from your boiler or appliances being dark staining on them (if you’re like me with windows). If you think there is a problem with the mains circuit of the water supply where most of our homes fit. Then switch off power straight away and evacuate the premises immediately before calling an emergency engineer.
The most important things to do are to make sure your boiler is in good shape, and make sure you have a plan in place in case something goes wrong. Don’t be worried if you do have to hire someone to perform maintenance on your boiler service. In fact, it’s probably a good idea to call a professional at least once a year. You should be able to find one through your local chamber of commerce or even online.