The last thing you want at the end of a long, cold day is to come home and find out that your boiler has stopped working. We have put together these 5 top tips on how to keep your boiler performing at its best to help you to prevent any problems arising.
Have your boiler serviced annually
Having your boiler serviced annually can really help to improve your boiler’s performance which will keep its efficiency up and your fuel bill down. It will also allow the engineer to conduct all relevant checks to ensure that your boiler is in good, working condition.
Whatever the weather
Your boiler can seize up if you switch it off for long periods of time. This is why in the summer months you should always switch it on, even just for 15 minutes, every few weeks to keep the parts moving and to help keep your boiler clean.
Bleed your radiators
To some, this may seem like a very scary task, but it doesn’t have to be. Bleeding your radiators will help to remove any excess air from your system, improving the efficiency of your system and minimising the likelihood of cold spots. See our step by step guide on how to bleed a radiator.
Check the boiler pressure
If your boiler is losing/has lost pressure, you will be able to see this by checking the pressure gauge on the front of your boiler. You can top this pressure up by following a simple online how-to guide, or by referring to your boiler’s manual so that you can adjust the boiler pressure to be at the correct level for your product.
Keep it ventilated
If your boiler is hidden away in a cupboard and surrounded by bits and bobs, it’s more than likely isn’t receiving the air flow it needs to ‘breathe’. Ventilation is needed to maintain your boiler’s performance. Some come with strict ventilation policies which can be found in the boiler’s manual.