CHECK/SERVICE YOUR BOILER With the fantastic weather the summer has brought us in 2018, it’s fair to say not many of us will have been using our heating systems. This is a great time to make sure things are still running smoothly before the cold weather kicks in. Boilers should be serviced annually but even if it’s not quite due one there’s no harm in booking one in preparation for winter. Any serious problems with a boiler could lead to a replacement so it’s best to get things checked early.
INSULATE CONDENSATE PIPES If your condensate draining pipe is on the outside of your home, make sure it has been insulated. If temperatures drop below freezing, the water inside the condensate pipe can freeze and cause a blockage which will then lead to a boiler breakdown. Pipe insulation will minimise heat loss and keep the water above freezing point.
GAS CHECK Gas checks are recommended annually for the safety of everyone living in your home. Make sure this is carried out by a Gas safe registered engineer. It is also important to have a working carbon monoxide detector in place.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE It’s important when having any kind of work done to your central heating system that it is carried out by a qualified and experienced engineer. This will not only give you peace of mind but also ensure you wont have any unexpected breakdowns.