3 Boiler Maintenance Tips

If you’ve ever had a new boiler or central heating system installed, you’ll know that this can be a costly and arduous endeavour. This is regardless of your preferred fuel source or heating system, as you must always use skilled and certified engineers to undertake the work. 

Given the cost of buying and installing a new boiler, it makes sense that you should take steps to proactively maintain your existing unit. There are several options available to home-owners, including some that require expert assistance and others that can be completed in-house. 

We’ll cover some of these below whilst asking how they can help to keep your boiler in tip-top condition. 

1. Bleed your Radiators and Switch the Boiler Off 

If your boiler is providing insufficient heat or you’ve noticed cold patches on your radiators, you may have air trapped in the system. This can cause radiators to circulate hot water less effectively over time, resulting in less heat being emitted throughout the property. 

You can negate this issue by bleeding your radiators, however, as this releases the trapped air and enables the heating system to operate at its full potential once again.  

This is an incredibly quick and simple fix, and one that can be completed even without specific training or any accreditation! 

On an even simpler note, you should also consider keeping your boiler switched off during periods of warmer weather. This will minimise the wear and tear experienced by your boiler, whilst also reducing your energy bills considerably. 

2. Consider Annual Boiler Servicing 

If you’re concerned with safety as well as performance, we’d also recommend that you have your boiler serviced at least once per year. 

This type of formal boiler servicing will see an engineer visit your home annually to inspect your boiler, whilst highlighting any potential faults and repairing these to optimise the operational efficiency of the unit. 

You’ll need to ensure that a Gas Safe registered engineer undertakes the inspection, as this will ensure that the necessary checks are carried out safely and effectively. 

Annually servicing your boiler can also help to highlight any potential safety issues, which can be quickly tackled before they become hazardous. 

3. Carry Out a Power Flushing Service 

When working with a Gas Safe registered supplier, you may also want to ask them about carrying out a power flushing service.  

This specialist service involves the skilled removal of sludge, rust and debris from your radiators and the central heating system as a whole, helping them to function more efficiently during the winter months. 

Power flushing is a long-lasting service that’s only required once every five or 10 years, and it’s proven to improve the lifespan of your existing heating system. 

Work with Us to Maintain your Boiler Unit 

At LP Plumbing & Heating Ltd, we’re all too aware of how important boiler maintenance is to home-owners nationwide. 

As such, we’re ideally placed to inspect, service and maintain your boiler, whilst we’re also able to power flush your system as and when required. Make no mistake; we have years of experience in the plumbing and heating industry, whilst our Gas Safe registered team is ready and waiting to take your call! 

So, why not give us a call on 07534 907893, or drop us an email at lpheatingplumbing@gmail.com? We currently service customers in around Snodland, West Malling, Halling, Vigo and Aylesford, so feel free to get in touch to see how we can help you.