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How To Avoid Boiler Breakdowns In Winter

 October 2, 2014  /  Comments Off on How To Avoid Boiler Breakdowns In Winter

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With the winter months fast approaching it is important to make sure that you have no problems at all with your heating system. The last thing that you want is for your boiler to fail or for your heating to not be working at its maximum capacity when you will need it the most.

In this article I’m going to provide you with some hints and tips that will help you to make sure everything is in working order and steps to take to ensure that you are not left out in the cold.

Check your Heating on a Regular Basis

Turning on your heating in the summer is not something that anyone really considers, however, it is very helpful to know that everything is working as it should be. I’m not suggesting that you should leave your heating on for hours at a time whilst the sun is blazing outside, but turning it on for a few minutes just to make sure that everything is functioning properly will give you peace of mind and could potentially highlight any problems in a timely fashion so that you are not left panicking when you really need your heating to work.

How To Avoid Boiler Breakdowns In Winter

Check Your Boiler Pressure

This is something that is very quick to do and if there is a problem, it is generally very easy to resolve without having to call out a professional and paying for their time. The instruction manual that you received when you purchased your boiler will detail the steps that you need to take if there is a problem with the pressure and you will find that it will only take five minutes to complete the steps.

Bleed Your Radiators

One of the most common things that will prevent the radiators from working as well as they should do is small pockets of air trapped within the system. Making sure that you bleed your radiators on a regular basis can release these pockets of air and ensure that the radiator functions properly and work in the most economical way possible.

Consider Boiler Servicing

If you are unsure about whether or not your boiler and heating system is functioning properly, then it is well worth employing a professional to come and service your boiler and rule out any problems. It is easy enough to find a company that offers boiler servicing just by searching on Google with phrases such as ‘boiler servicing London’ you will just need to replace London with the area where you are based. This simple search will bring up many companies for you to get quotes from.

Checking Your Pipes

If you think that your heating system isn’t working properly, then it is worth checking any pipes you have access to and seeing if you can find any damage or leaks that could be causing issues.

Again, if this is something that you are unsure about then it is always best to call in a professional to take a look on your behalf.

These simple steps will help you to avoid having a boiler breakdown at the worst possible time and will highlight problems early so that you can get them fixed before the cold weather really takes hold.

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  • Published: 3 years ago on October 2, 2014
  • Last Modified: October 6, 2014 @ 6:41 am
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