Boilers are one of the most expensive appliances you can buy for your home and are vital in the running of it too. Hot water, heating, showers and baths – they all rely on a fully functioning, happy boiler to work. So let us help you keep it in tip top condition by sharing our boiler maintenance top tips.
Book a service
You should have your boiler serviced every year by a registered Gas Safe engineer. It doesn’t matter if you think it’s working OK, for the safety of you and those around you it is vital that you have it serviced once a year. You can often combine it with your annual gas safety check to save money.
You should routinely check your boilers for any signs of ware and tare. Black soot, unusual noises, leaks and cracks are all signs that you have a faulty boiler. Your flame should be blue – if it looks yellow or is smoking you should call your engineer ASAP. Make sure that you also check your flues and vents for any blockages.
Keep your Boiler Ventilated
Make sure to not surround your boiler with clutter. To operate properly your boiler must be properly ventilated and as easy as possible to access.
Check the Pressure
Over time your boiler will lose pressure and can affect its performance. Make sure to regulate the pressure when needed – your operation manual should be able to instruct you on this.
Make sure to turn your heating on for 10 – 15 minutes once a month during the summer months to keep your boiler in check.
It is also important that you have a carbon monoxide alarm installed in your home. If you are a tenant it is your landlords responsibility to ensure that you have one installed.