Boilers, they’re one of the things in life you don’t really think about until they stop working. there are plenty of things you can do to avoid a boiler breakdown and they all cost a lot less than repairing your existing boiler or buying a new one.
This article will help you understand some of the choices of toilet you have and which one might be the best fit for your new bathroom or toilet project.
In this article I’ll discuss:
- Insulate your pipes
- Run your heating for short intervals during the summer
- Monitor your boiler pressure
- Book a power flush
- Service your boiler annually
- Fit a magnetic filter to your system
- Fit a limescale reducer your system
1. Insulate your pipes
Insulating your pipes, especially ahead of the winter months can prevent boiler breakdowns. This is because the pipes that carry away condensation run outside homes. So naturally, during the winter months, these pipes can freeze and become blocked. The easiest way to avoid this is to get your pipes insulated this can be done with lagging bought from your local DIY store.
2. Run your heating for short intervals during the summer
If you want to be energy efficient and save money it makes sense to switch off your boiler during the summer months when its warmer and the heating is no longer needed. If you have a combi boiler you should switch it to hot water only.
Leaving your boiler out of action for several months can leave you with issues once the cold weather returns. It’s possible for the pumps and diverter valves to seize up meaning that when the weather eventually turns cold once more they could fail completely.
In order to avoid this be sure to run your heating for short intervals during the summer – for example, 15 minutes once a month.
3. Monitor your boiler pressure
Your boiler can’t run efficiently if the water pressure is low. The needle should be between 1 and 2 on the pressure dial on the front of your boiler.
The last 2 steps can dramatically improve the efficiency and lifespan of your boiler, but both require professional assistance.
4. Book a power flush
Over the years the pipes in your heating system will start to corrode which leads to a build-up of sludge affecting the efficiency of your boiler.
A power flush helps to keep things clean and running smoothly. This helps ensure your radiators heat up properly and continue to run efficiently.
Another benefit is that a power flush can also increase the lifespan of your homes heating system, helping to keep maintenance costs down whilst reducing the risk of future breakdown.
5. Service your boiler annually
An annual service helps make sure your boiler runs efficiently and helps to prevent costly repairs. You can book a one-off service with a Palace Plumbers engineer by calling 020 3880 5666.
A regular boiler service helps to ensure that the components of your home heating system remain in good working condition.