Boilers and heating systems are important facets of your home. They are an indispensable appliance during winter or cold season. Because of this, it would be wise of you to have your boiler system in tiptop shape to avoid unnecessary and costly boiler repairs. More importantly, having a well-running and functional boiler will help in reducing monthly water heating bill which can be costly. Here are some things that you can do to keep your heater in excellent condition all year through.
Annual maintenance check
A heating system should be checked at least once in every year by a gas engineer even if there are no issues on your unit and the entire system. The engineer will clean the several components of the boilerand check the service parts. Set a schedule for maintenance check before the winter season to ensure that your heating system is in good condition and ready for the cold season. Hire an engineer who is listed on the Gas Safe Register.
Condition the heater
Even during summer, it is important to use your boiler every now and then for at least 10 to 15 minutes.This will keep your heater well-conditioned which will result to reducing monthly water heating bill during winter. Unused boilers for long periods can malfunction and seize up.
Regularly check the pressure
One of the most important components of a boiler is its pressure. The pressure can weaken over time and will affect the performance of the boiler. Check the pressure gauge regularly and top it up as needed. If unsure how to adjust the pressure gauge, you can refer to the user’s manual or you may consult a qualified boiler engineer on how to adjust the pressure gauge.
Look out for warning signs
You will know that your boiler is in trouble because it would normally give out warning signs. The usual signs include clunking sound in the appliance. Find out if there are leaks, cracks or if the unit is emitting soot. When you see signs of boiler issue, have it checked by a qualified technician to keep the unit in perfect condition and help you in reducing monthly water heating bill especially during winter.