Preparing your home for winter

These 5 simple steps can help you to prepare your home and boiler for winter so that you don’t get left in the cold!

  1. Book a boiler service

It is important to get your boiler serviced annually to ensure proper functionality. We offer boiler servicing at a rate of £80. If you have not yet had your boiler serviced this year and would like an appointment, or if you would like to find out more information, please contact us on 01772 364374 or 01138314013.

  1. Bleed your radiators

By bleeding your radiators, you can ensure that your central heating operates efficiently. In doing so, you can let out air which may have been trapped inside your radiator. Trapped air inside your radiator may cause cold spots, reducing the radiator’s efficiency. Use our step by step guide to learn how.

  1. Insulate your pipes

Standing water in your pipes can easily freeze in the winter months. If your boiler’s external condensate pipe freezes it can cause your boiler to stop working. In order to prevent this, you should keep your pipes insulated and keep your heating on constantly at a low level as a minimum.

  1. Check your system

Before the cold weather sets in, it is good practice to turn on your central heating system for a few hours one evening in order to test that everything is working as it should.

Regular maintenance will also help to ensure that your central heating system is working as it should, and will help to prevent costly repairs.

  1. Get a Carbon Monoxide detector

Your boiler will be working its hardest over winter. Older boilers might not stand up to the demand being placed on them and leak carbon monoxide. This gas is odourless and extremely toxic. It’s important to have a carbon monoxide detector near your boiler just in case it happens. Making sure the previous tips will also help prevent catastrophe.

To speak to one of our team regarding what we can do to help you with servicing and maintenance, please call us on 01772 364374