Just as any piece of mechanical equipment in your home, a boiler can break down, especially if it isn’t regularly maintained. Taking care of your boiler and having it serviced every year can prevent inconvenient breakdowns. Here are three tips for helping maintain your home’s boiler.
Turn on During Off-Season
To keep your boiler ready for when the weather turns cold, you should turn it on once a month while it’s not in use. After it is switched on, let it run for 10 to 15 minutes, listen for any unusual noises, and check the airflow to make sure it is working correctly. If you notice any problems, contact plumbers in FY4 to fix the boiler so that it is ready for the cold winter months.
Regularly Check Pressure
To help a boiler operate correctly, it needs to maintain its proper pressure. Boilers lose pressure over time so they should be checked on a regular basis. The owner’s manual for your boiler’s model should give you instructions for checking and balancing the boiler’s pressure.
Even if everything seems fine when you run your boiler, it should be serviced every year. Contact a plumbing company to make an appointment for a Gas Safe engineer to service your boiler to make sure that it is ready to heat your home during the cold fall and winter months.
By taking care of your boiler, you won’t need to worry about emergency outages during the colder months of the year.