3 tips to keep your boiler in top condition
Your boiler is the lifeblood of a property, so when something goes wrong you really notice. From cold showers to freezing rooms, a broken-down boiler is nothing but bad news for your property. Thankfully, there are a few ways that you can prevent this from happening and ensure that your boiler enjoys a long lifespan. In this article, we are going to outline some tips to keep your boiler in top condition.
Regular boiler servicing
To make sure that your boiler is working as intended, you should arrange for a boiler service regularly. Normally, we recommend an annual boiler service because this is a good length of time to catch any irregularities or developing issues. Boiler services can keep your boiler running more efficiently for longer, which can save you a lot of stress and money.
You should always use a Gas Safe Registered Engineer, like Brooktech, to perform your boiler service as they have the tools to check all aspects of your boiler. Their work maintains the basic safety of your boiler, but they can also perform repair work for any issues that have been found.
Pipe insulation, also known as pipe lagging, is a great way to protect your boiler from damage. We recommend fitting pipe insulation before the cold winter months put too much strain on your central heating. Fitting pipe insulation is really simple too, and there are pre-made pipe lagging options available at most DIY outlets at affordable prices.
Switch your boiler off during the summer
Many people believe that a boiler should always remain on, however it is a good idea to switch your boiler off when the weather is warm and you don’t need it. If you have a combi-boiler, you should switch the settings to hot water only. We would recommend switching your boiler on once a month for about 15 minutes to ensure it is functioning correctly.
These are just a few tips that can help your get the most out of your boiler. If you have any questions about your boiler or require a boiler service, contact our team today at Brooktech Maintenance.