Taking Care of your Boiler

The last thing you need is your boiler breaking down. Not only is this expensive, but a cold shower is no fun. However, you can easily prevent a breakdown by taking care of your boiler. In this post, we share our top boiler maintenance tips.

Annual Servicing

To ensure your boiler runs smoothly and efficiently, arrange an annual servicing with a certified professional. The technician will carry out a range of maintenance task to keep your boiler running smoothly and efficiently. He will also detect any problems with your boiler and carry out the necessary repairs and replacements.

Regular Cleaning

It’s important to clean your boiler regularly. Only a clean boiler will work efficiently. For best results be sure to hire a professional. Cleaning a boiler is not only dangerous but it is not really user-friendly form the inside.

Check Water Quality

The quality of the water in your building will directly affect the performance of your boiler. If the water is clear and free of debris, your boiler will function properly. However, if the water quality is poor, it will affect the boiler’s performance. Check the gauge for any signs of a dirty boiler. If you find any problems, be sure to contact a professional right away for assistance.

Insulate your Pipes

Frozen pipes are a common problem that engineers face in the winter months. Frozen pipes are not only inconvenient but they can burst. The common signs of frozen pipes include gurgling noise, no hot water and an error code on display.

Wrap your pipes in insulation to prevent them from freezing.

Bleed the Radiators

With time, air can find its way into the system, which can cause air bubbles in the radiator. This can affect the boilers efficiency. Bleeding the radiator is the easiest way to release the trapped air. This ensures that the system is running smoothly and efficiently.

Check the Boiler Pressure

The boiler should be set at the right pressure to ensure you get hot water. Be sure to check the pressure gauge to ensure its working at the correct level. This is generally between 1 and 2 bar. If the pressure is too high or too low you can adjust it yourself.

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