Our Boiler Maintenance Tips [2021]

A boiler failure is the last thing any of us wants to happen. Not only are they costly to fix, but coping with cold showers and shivering in the cold without heat is never a great experience for anyone.  

You will be glad to know that this can be avoided and our heating engineers have put together a list of our boiler maintenance tips to help you keep your boiler in great shape and prevent any chances of your boiler breaking down.

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Tips to maintain your boiler

Checking the boiler pressure

Monitoring your boiler's pressure to check whether it is too high or too low is a good way to make sure your central heating is working properly. It will be necessary to repressurise if the pressure is lower than it should be or bleeding will be required if the pressure is too high. The right pressure for a boiler should be between 1 and 1.5 bar. If you're not sure how to do this, contact a Gas Safe registered engineer who will gladly assist you through the process.

Keep it cleaned

It is good practice to keep the area around your boiler clean by dusting it. This is because it helps prevent dust from entering your boiler and from any debris to build up causing blockages. 

Try a powerflush 

Over time, sludge can accumulate in your central heating system, reducing its efficiency. Getting it professionally power flushed will remove the debris from the pipes and radiators, allowing you to obtain more heat for less money. 

Get it serviced

Giving your boiler an annual servicing helps it last longer and perform more efficiently, saving you money. It's essential to have your boiler serviced by a Gas Safe Registered engineer, who will not only examine the boiler's basic safety but also run performance tests and address any issues that arise.

Speak to a qualified engineer

Our heating engineers are available throughout Bolton, Bury and Burnley will be happy to help with any boiler maintenance questions you may have. Call our team on 07791 802791 or send us a quick message using our contact form and our team will get back to you.