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How to avoid a boiler breakdown

How to avoid a boiler breakdown

At Woolfoot Heating we provide an emergency boiler breakdown service, which makes breakdowns as stress-free and hassle-free as possible. However, we want to try and ensure that your boiler never reaches this point. With a little bit of TLC your boiler should stay in great shape for many years, so here’s some great hints and tips that are all low-cost and affordable ways to keep your boiler working perfectly, every day of the year.

Arrange annual gas boiler services

One of the most beneficial ways to prevent your boiler breaking down by getting an annual service. At Woolfoot Heating we can arrange for our Gas Safe-registered engineers to come to your home once a year to check your boiler is in perfect working order. 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 significantly reduce the chance of your boiler breaking down in the future. Plus, protect you and your family from harmful carbon monoxide poisoning.

Insulate your pipes

The best way to keep on top of pipes during the winter is to protect them with a foam layer (called lagging) which will help to prevent them from freezing and bursting. This helps to keep the frost away from outside pipes, as the warmth of the pipe combined with frost can allow pipes to burst. Pipe insulation – available at almost every DIY and home improvement store – will stop your pipes from seizing up when the thermostat drops below zero.

Your gas boiler’s condensate pipes are at particular risk of freezing during the winter, and when these freeze, a boiler breakdown is almost inevitable. Pipe insulation won’t only protect your boiler – it will also protect your wallet, as it will improve the efficiency of your central heating system. Because this home improvement is so cheap, and because it can save you money, it should pay for itself in a couple of years.

Know your boiler

Knowing how your boiler works will give you advanced warning of any faults or problems. The water pressure should typically at a similar bar constantly and should not significantly alter. If you notice that the water pressure on your boiler is wrong, it is important to ask for advice sooner rather than later.

You should also know what to do when your pilot light goes yellow or if your pilot light blows out.

Don’t be afraid to call out the experts!

One of the key ways to avoid a boiler break down and beyond is get help sooner rather than later. When you’re worried that your boiler isn’t working properly, you should call our boiler breakdown service immediately. Waiting until the whole system goes defunct is unnecessary and can actually be dangerous to the boiler.

If you think that it might be time to get your boiler serviced or think there’s an issue, contact Woolfoot Heating today and see how we can help.

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