In the summer months you might not necessarily be thinking about how much it costs to heat your home or how well it performs, but it is something you definitely need to think about. An inefficient boiler not only produces less heat around your home but also significantly increase your household bills.
The good news though, is that there are plenty of steps you can take to increase your boilers efficiency and ensure you get the most from your central heating system.
One of the most beneficial ways to ensure that your boiler is as energy efficient as possible is by getting an annual boiler service. At Woolfoot we can arrange for a Gas Safe-registered engineer to come to your property once a year so they can check your boiler is working perfectly. A gas boiler service will ensure that your boiler is in a good working condition and that every component is working as it should, which should helps to keep your boiler performing at its maximum capacity for the next year.
Plus, an annual boiler service helps to protect you and your family from harmful carbon monoxide poisoning.
Top up the Pressure
A pressure drop will really hinder your boiler’s efficiency but it’s easy to correct. Check the gauge on your boiler, it should typically read around 1.5 bar if the pressure is healthy. If it doesn’t, it’s time to top up your boiler pressure.
It’s always best to check your boiler manual and follow the given instructions, but most of the time this is a simple job you can do even if you have no previous boiler knowledge.
Turn the Heating on
Just like a car that hasn’t started for a while, your boiler can seize up if it’s left off for prolonged periods, leading to potentially expensive breakdowns. To avoid this problem, it is important to turn your heating on regularly, evening during the warmer summer months. Just 15 minutes is enough to get your boiler ticking over and stop it from seizing up. There’s nothing worse than turning your heating on once it gets cold to find out that it won’t work.
If you have an old, inefficient boiler in your home, it could be time for a change to ensure maximum efficiency. A new boiler may seem like a scary venture, but it really isn’t as daunting as you expect. As accredited installers of Worcester Bosch boilers we can help you get a new boiler, which is easier and more cost effective than you may realise. Talk to our team today to find out how we can help you! Contact us today or call 0330 113 8555 to talk to our friendly team today!