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Tips to Keep Your Boiler Running Smoothly

As a homeowner in the UK, it’s important to be aware of the best ways to maintain your boiler. Proper maintenance can help keep your boiler running smoothly and prevent costly repairs down the road. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with some tips on how to properly maintain your boiler. Keep reading for more information!

Get the boiler serviced every year

One of the most important things you can do to maintain your boiler is to have it serviced every year. A yearly service will help ensure that your boiler is running smoothly and that all its components are in good working order. If you don’t have your boiler serviced on a regular basis, it can lead to costly repairs down the road.

If you’re not sure when your boiler was last serviced, be sure to check the manufacturer’s manual or contact a qualified technician. They should be able to tell you when your boiler needs to be serviced next and how often it should be done.

Check the boiler pressure

Another important thing you can do to maintain your boiler is to check the pressure regularly. If the pressure is too high or too low, it can cause the boiler to break down or malfunction.

Fortunately, checking the pressure is a quick and easy process. All you need is a pressure gauge and some basic knowledge on how to use it. Be sure to consult your boiler’s manufacturer’s manual for more information on how to check the pressure.

If you’re not comfortable checking the pressure yourself, be sure to contact a qualified technician for assistance.

Bleed the radiators

Bleeding radiators is a process that helps to remove air from the system. This is important because air can cause the radiator to not heat up properly, which can lead to decreased efficiency and higher energy bills.

Bleeding the radiators is a simple process that can be done by anyone. All you need is a radiator key and a bucket. Be sure to consult your boiler’s manufacturer’s manual for more information on how to bleed the radiators.

Balance the radiators

One common issue that can occur with heating systems is unbalanced radiators. This means that some of the radiators are getting more heat than others, which can lead to uneven heating throughout the house.

If you notice that some of your radiators are hotter than others, it’s important to take action to balance them. This can be done by either closing or opening the valves on the radiator. Be sure to consult your boiler’s manufacturer’s manual for more information on how to balance your radiators.

Check the boiler flame is blue

One of the most important things you can do to ensure that your boiler is running safely and efficiently is to check the flame. If the flame is yellow or orange, it could mean that there is something wrong with the boiler.

Fortunately, checking the flame is a quick and easy process. All you need is a mirror and a flashlight. Be sure to consult your boiler’s manufacturer’s manual for more information on how to check the flame.

Make sure the boiler is well ventilated

One important thing to remember when maintaining your boiler is to make sure it is well ventilated. If the boiler isn’t well ventilated, it can cause the parts to overheat and eventually break down.

Fortunately, ensuring that the boiler is well ventilated is a simple process. All you need to do is make sure there is plenty of space around the boiler and that there are no obstructions blocking the vents. Be sure to consult your boiler’s manufacturer’s manual for more information on how to ensure proper ventilation.

Make sure the flue is accessible

Remember when maintaining your boiler to make sure the flue is accessible. If the flue isn’t accessible, it can cause the boiler to overheat and eventually break down.

Fortunately, ensuring that the flue is accessible is a simple process. All you need to do is make sure there is enough space around the flue and that there are no obstructions blocking the vents. Be sure to consult your boiler’s manufacturer’s manual for more information on how to ensure proper ventilation.

Lag your pipes

One of the best ways to prevent your pipes from freezing in the winter is to lag them. Lagging your pipes is a simple process that can be done by anyone. All you need is some insulation and a few basic tools.

Be sure to consult your boiler’s manufacturer’s manual for more information on how to lag your pipes.

These are all simple steps that will help to keep your boiler running safely and efficiently all winter long. If you have any questions or need assistance with any of these tasks, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re always here to help our customers stay warm and comfortable in their homes. Have a happy and safe winter.