It’s funny but for the most part we don’t tend to give our boilers a second thought until there’s a problem. Unless something goes wrong, like our water fails to heat up or our radiators stay hot no matter how we adjust the thermostat, we rarely think about our boilers and what they actually do.
When a boiler breaks down, it quickly becomes apparent how crucial they are to our homes – without them, we can really struggle to cope. None of us want to end up without a boiler in place, do we? That’s why it’s so important that our boilers aren’t an after thought and that we take boiler maintenance seriously.
Bearing that in mind, below are some tips and pieces of advice about the best ways that we can take better care of our boilers. Read on for everything that you need to know.
Run simple boiler tests
There’s no harm in running some simple boiler checks. Boiler experts actually recommend that you take the time to check your boiler over at least once a year, to ensure that any problems are caught as early as possible.
The good news is that running some simple boiler checks is not difficult – it’s simply a case of doing a few inspections. Start by looking at the boiler, does it all look in good working order? Does the boiler sound right or is it making more noise than normal? You can tell a lot about the ‘health’ of a boiler simply by looking and listening.
Another simple way to check how your boiler is working is to turn on your radiators and take the time to check that each one is functioning properly.
Care for your radiators
When it comes to taking care of your boiler, taking care of your radiators is just as important. You may have noticed that some of your radiators heat up faster than others, get hotter than others, or don’t work at all.
This is a sign that your radiators might need to be bled – over time air builds up in the radiator, which can cause a malfunction in regards to how well they work. To remove the excess air and restore function, you need to bleed your radiators.
Have your boiler serviced
Alongside doing your own boiler checks, it’s also important to ensure that you have your boiler annually serviced. A standard boiler check will inspect the boiler, run some tests, and clean any parts that require it – this is a crucial check that could, potentially extend the life of your boiler, improving its efficiency.
A boiler check can show any problems, which means that should you need boiler repair Leeds – or anywhere else in the UK – you will know sooner rather than later. Obviously, the sooner a problem is caught, the better, as this usually means that it’s easier and cheaper to fix.
Replace your boiler (if needed)
If you’ve noticed that your boiler is not running as it should do and is making a lot of noise, it may be that your boiler is in need of replacement. While not cheap to replace, boilers will eventually breakdown, and when this happens will require replacement.
Boilers can work wonderfully for a couple of decades if well taken care of, but eventually they will begin to break down, and when this happens it’s essential that you take advantage of boiler installation Leeds and have your boiler replaced, to ensure that your home is safe and also that you have access to hot water and heating, as and when you need it.
There you have it, everything that you need to know about taking care of your boiler.