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How to keep your boiler in a good working condition

Nobody wants to have their boiler break down, especially as the year passes and we get closer to the colder months. However, did you know that by just giving your boiler proper care and attention and maintaining it in good working order, you may avoid a boiler failure or other defective issues? 

You could, believe it or not, boost efficiency and lifetime by doing so! In this blog post, we've compiled a list of the finest boiler maintenance techniques to keep your boiler in good working order. Give us a call on 07875 344794 if you'd like to get in touch with us as soon as possible about our boiler services.


Maintenance Recommendations for Boilers 

Here are a few boiler maintenance techniques to keep your boiler in good working order. Remember that this is only general maintenance advice, and if you believe your boiler requires the services of a professional gas safe heating engineer, you should engage one as soon as possible if your boiler is in critical need of repair.

Consider your options for power flushing

Power flushing may be exactly what your boiler and central heating system require. Heating engineers conduct this service, which can have long-term consequences for your central heating system. The procedure include clearing out the sludge, rust, and debris that have accumulated in the system. You can increase the lifetime, efficiency, and maybe save money on your energy bills by deleting this.  

Find out more about power flushing and contact us at Elements Heating Installations in Brackley, Northampton, Buckingham, Banbury, and Milton Keynes.

Turning off your boiler 

Of course, as the weather improves and the sun shines, we turn off the boilers because the warmth is no longer required for a long time. Also, if your boiler is a combinational boiler, all you have to do is switch off the heat while keeping the hot water running. However, you should try turning on your boiler for roughly 15 minutes every month during the summer to avoid problems as the weather begins to cool in the colder months of the year.

Lagging the Pipes  

The boiler's external condensate pipe can freeze when the temperature drops below zero during the colder months of the year. As a result, the boiler will cut out as a safety precaution. There are a few solutions to this problem; one is to melt the ice by pouring warm water over the pipe. Consider insulating the pipe ahead of time to avoid it from ever freezing when winter arrives. Finally, you might want to keep the heating on a low setting to avoid it freezing when it gets chilly.

More Maintenance Suggestions 

There are a few more maintenance suggestions worth mentioning, such as maintaining high pressure as boilers don't work correctly on low pressure and might lose pressure over time, causing them to run inefficiently. Another recommendation is to bleed the radiators to keep them in good working order, and to get the boiler serviced once a year.

To schedule a boiler repair or service in Banbury, please contact us. 

 If you'd rather have complete peace of mind, contact one of our Gas Safe licenced heating engineers. This means that they've been thoroughly trained and qualified to carry out gas work in a safe and competent manner. 

 Please call us right away to schedule an experienced and completely trained engineer! You can reach us by phone at 07875 344794 or by filling out the contact form on our website. 

Thank you for reading our blog, and we hope to hear from you soon.