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Our Boiler Tips For The Winter

1. Have your boiler serviced

Ensuring you have had your annual service on your boiler is essential for keeping your boiler working efficiently as possible. Not only does your service make sure your boiler’s manufacture warranty is still valid, but also gives you reassurance that your boiler is functioning the way it should be and giving you the optimum heat output.

During the servicing process, a Gas Safe registered engineer will check all components of your boiler and make sure they are all working correctly. They will clean all parts and if anything is too warn they will replace it.

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2. Check your boiler pressure

Having a low boiler pressure can have an impact on your boiler’s efficiency, so a quick check of your pressure can potentially save you a lot of money. This is a very quick, easy process and will give you an idea of what state your heating is in.

Take a look at your boiler gauge and if it is in a red zone, it means the pressure is either too high or too low. This will result in your heating and hot water being cut off. There is no need to worry as this usually means your pressure will just need topping up. However, if this is a regular occurrence then there may be something else going on, such as a leaky radiator or needing a new boiler all together.

3. Bleed your radiators

Bleeding your radiators can help ensure that the heating in your home is working efficiently. This process helps to squeeze trapped air out of the radiator and replaces it with circulating water that is able to heat up. A way to tell if your radiators have trapped air in them is feeling for cold patches. If there are colder parts towards the top of the radiator then it will need bleeding.

Once your have bled your radiators, you may need to add more water to the system as the pressure may have dropped.

4. Time for an update?

If your boiler has stood the test of time then it may be wise to think about replacing it, especially as old boilers can be vulnerable during the winter period. Old boilers are less efficient and more costly than newer models, making the decision to replace your boiler more cost effective. Low efficiency results in higher heating bills with less heat output in your home. All new boilers are now condensing, meaning they use less energy to heat your home.

If you would like more information about boiler replacements from George Kitchen, please get in contact with us. You can find all of our contact details here:


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