Radiators Not Heating Up? Here’s What You Can Do

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If you’ve been feeling a bit chilly lately, even with the heating turned up, and your radiators aren’t quite doing their job, it might be a good idea to bleed or flush them. As the UK winter approaches, our radiators become essential companions, but if they’re not pulling their weight, this blog post is here to guide you. We’ll explore common issues and handy tips forradiators not warming up to bring back that cosy warmth to your home.


Radiator Cold at the Top?

One of the possible reasons for a radiator not heating up is that there is air trapped inside it. Air can block the flow of hot water to the top of the radiator, making it feel cold or lukewarm. This can happen when the central heating system is refilled or when there is a leak in the pipework. To fix this issue, you need to bleed your radiator, which means releasing the trapped air from the bleed valve.


Bleeding Radiators Top to Bottom

Bleeding your radiators is a simple and effective way to improve their performance and efficiency. However, you need to follow the right order and sequence to ensure that you remove all the air from your heating system. The general rule is to start from the lowest radiator in your home and work your way up to the highest one. This is because air tends to rise to the top of the system, so you need to release it from the bottom first. You also need to start from the radiator that is furthest away from the boiler and move towards the closest one. This is because the boiler pumps the water to the radiators, so you need to release the air from the end of the circuit first.
To bleed your radiator, you will need a radiator key, a cloth, and a container to catch any water that might drip.

1. Turn on your heating system and identify which radiators need bleeding by feeling the top and bottom of them. If the top is cold or much colder than the bottom, it means there is air trapped inside.
2. Turn off your heating system and wait for the radiators to cool down.
3. Locate the bleed valve on the radiator that is lowest and furthest from the boiler. It is usually a small metal square inside a round nut on the side of the radiator.
4. Get your cloth to hand, and place the container on the floor below the bleed valve to catch any water that might drip.
5. Fit the radiator key to the valve and turn it anti-clockwise until you hear a hiss of air. Keep turning or wait until water starts to come out, then close the valve by turning it clockwise.
6. Repeat the process for the next radiator that is higher and closer to the boiler, until you have bled all the radiators in your home.
7. Check the pressure of your heating system and top it up if needed – usually between 1-2 bars.
8. Turn on your heating system and enjoy your warm and cosy home.

Read our blog If you still have issues with boiler pressure dropping or if you’re having further issues with cold radiators it might be time to call your local heating engineers for a service/repair.


Radiator Hot at the Top and Cold at the Bottom

Another possible reason why your radiator is colder at the bottom is that there is sludge build-up at the bottom of it – doesn’t sound good, does it?

Sludge is a mixture of rust, dirt, and impurities that can accumulate inside your radiators over time. It can block the flow of hot water to the bottom of the radiator, making it feel cold or unevenly heated. This can happen when the water in your heating system is:

a) not treated with an inhibiter or serviced.
b) when the radiators are old and corroded.
c) you don’t have a magnetic filter fitter – learn more about this by reading our blog

To fix this issue, you need to flush your radiator, which means removing the sludge from the inside of it. While this is not difficult, it does take some time and effort and might be better reserved for a heating engineer who can powerflush your entire system more effectively.

To flush your radiator, you will need a correctly sized spanner, a hosepipe, and a container to catch the dirty water.

1. First, you need to turn off your heating system and isolate the radiator by closing the valves on both ends of it – one side usually has a small white cap on it, remove the cap.
2. Then, you need to loosen the nuts that connect the radiator to the pipework and carefully detach the radiator from the wall.
3. Next, you need to take the radiator outside or to a suitable place where you can flush it with a hosepipe. You need to insert the hosepipe into one of the openings of the radiator and turn on the water until it runs clear. You might need to shake the radiator or turn it upside down to dislodge the sludge.
4. Then, you need to repeat the process for the other opening of the radiator.
5. After that, you need to reattach the radiator to the wall and the pipework and reopen the valves.
6. Finally, you need to check the pressure of your heating system and top it up if needed.


Bind – Local Boiler Engineers and Heating Repairs, Somerset & Wiltshire

If you need any further assistance or advice, please do not hesitate to contact us at Bind. We carry out heating repairs and boiler installation in Frome, Somerset and Wiltshire and can help you with any heating issues you might have. We offer free quotes, competitive prices, and high-quality service.


Need a new boiler or a boiler replacement?

Fear not, Bind’s next-day boiler installation provides homeowners with a quick and super-simple solution to their heating needs, without the hassle of waiting weeks to get a new boiler installed. We offer some amazing new boiler deals, after-sales boiler servicing and system checks too!


What Is a Smart TRV?

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Ah, smart technology – things really are getting super-smart, our homes are becoming more intelligent and efficient, and heating systems are no exception. While often overlooked, radiator valves play a crucial role in regulating the temperature of individual rooms. At Bind, we believe in giving smart radiator valves or “smart TRVs” the attention they deserve so let’s explore the benefits and functionality of these nifty little devices.


What is a Smart Radiator Valve?

A smart radiator valve (TRV) puts more precise temperature control in the palm of your hand. Through a user-friendly app on your smartphone, tablet and even smartwatch, you can dictate the temperature of each radiator in your home. This means you have the power to set schedules, adjust temperatures, or even turn off radiators entirely, regardless of your location.

NOTE: Smart TRVs require smart home heating controls to communicate with.
Read our blog to learn more about Smart Thermostats and Smart Boilers


How Do Smart Radiator Valves Work?

Unlike traditional thermostatic radiator valves, smart valves have their own temperature settings that you can customise usually through an app. This allows you to fine-tune the temperature of each room, providing ultimate comfort whether you’re at home or away. They regulate the flow of hot water into individual radiators, ensuring efficient heating throughout your space.

The Benefits of Smart Radiator Valves:

Efficiently Manage Room Temperatures:

Tailor temperatures to suit the specific needs of each room, eliminating the need to heat unused spaces.

Easy Scheduling for Optimal Comfort:

Create schedules to keep frequently used rooms warm during the day and cooler at night, maximising energy savings.

Ideal for Infrequently Used Spaces:

Quickly warm up guest rooms or spare spaces before use, then effortlessly turn off the radiator when no longer needed.

Precise Temperature Control:

Set exact temperatures in degrees, providing unparalleled control over your home’s heating.


Say goodbye to wasted energy and hello to a smarter, more efficient way to stay cosy with Bind

At Bind, we’re dedicated to revolutionising the way you experience home heating. Our expert team of local Gas Safe boiler engineers specialise in installing and servicing smart boiler systems in Somerset and Wiltshire. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your existing setup or install a brand-new system, we’re here to ensure your home stays warm, comfortable, and energy-efficient all year round.


Need a new boiler? Unsure about combi boiler prices, boiler replacement costs or the time it will take to install?

Fear not, Bind’s next-day boiler installation provides homeowners with a quick and super-simple solution to their heating needs, without the hassle of waiting weeks to get a new boiler installed. We offer some amazing new boiler deals, after-sales boiler servicing and system checks too!



Upgrade Your Home with a New Boiler or Boiler Replacement from Bind

If your boiler is pushing 15 years, it’s high time for an upgrade. Those older models tend to play tricks on your energy bill, making it soar. And let’s not even get started on the hassle of hunting down spare parts for repairs that are often costly and seem to take forever to source.

Today’s boilers on the other hand are a whole different story. They’re sleek, efficient, and wallet-friendly. With Bind, we’ve got your back when it comes to financing too, helping spread the cost over a few years to keep things easy on your budget.

And let’s talk about reliability – new boilers have it in spades. Reputable manufacturers have stepped up their game, meaning breakdowns are few and far between. And if, by some rare chance, something does go wrong under warranty, repairs are covered.


Is a Boiler Replacement Necessary?

The cost of replacing a boiler can be daunting, but certain signs indicate it might be time for a boiler replacement:

1. Boiler Error Code: If your boiler displays error codes, it may need servicing or replacement parts. The availability and cost of these parts depend on the boiler’s age.


2. Leaking Boiler: A leak in your boiler could be due to faulty parts, loose piping, or wear and tear. This is a crucial time to consider a replacement to avoid future costly repairs.


3. Low Boiler Pressure: While low pressure is common, frequent occurrences could signal a leak or a failed component, warranting a replacement.


4. Unexpected Shutdowns: If your boiler shuts off unexpectedly, it could be a safety measure or a malfunction. In such cases, it’s advisable to have it inspected or replaced.


5. Boiler Making Strange Noises: Strange sounds emanating from your boiler could indicate internal issues. If your boiler is nearing the 15-year mark, opting for a replacement might be more cost-effective than repairs.


In essence, it’s best to consider a new boiler if your current one is ageing or experiencing recurring issues or contact Bind for a local boiler service or boiler repair. Our experienced Gas-safe boiler engineers perform a range of checks to ensure that your boiler is safe and operating at maximum efficiency.


How to Get a Boiler Replacement?

Getting a new boiler is now simpler than ever with Bind’s Get a Quote survey. Answer a few simple questions about your home, and we’ll present you with the most suitable replacement options based on your information. You can also choose from additional items like smart home devices, water treatment, and alternative thermostats.

Plus, our efficient next-day boiler installation service ensures your new boiler installation will be up and running quickly.


But What About New Boiler Costs?

The price of a new boiler can vary from as low as £500 up to £2,500 or more based on brands and models. Bind ensures competitive pricing, offering options from renowned brands like:

Worcester Bosch: Leaders in the market known for high-quality boilers and exceptional customer service. As a Worcester Bosch Accredited Installer, Bind takes pride in offering our customers only the best boiler options available in the UK market. We firmly believe that Worcester boilers excel in terms of quality, performance, product guarantee and availability of after-market parts. That’s why we recommend them with confidence to all our valued customers.

Ideal: Renowned for reliability and affordability, making them a popular choice for boiler replacements.
Viessmann: Future-oriented boilers designed for longevity and maximum energy efficiency.
Vaillant: Well-constructed boilers known for performance, reliability, and quality.

To learn about the best boilers around read our blog


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If you need a new boiler installation or want to learn more about how it can benefit you, contact us at Bind today. We offer free consultations at your earliest convenience and are committed to helping you reduce your energy consumption and expenditure on heating bills.

For new boiler quotes for your home or business, feel free to reach out to our team of local gas boiler engineers. We’re here to ensure that your home stays warm and comfortable all year round.

Need a New Boiler Installation or a Boiler Replacement?

Say Hello to Bind’s Tom Package!

Picture this: a chilly day, a warm cuppa, and a house that wraps you up in a toasty embrace. That’s the dream, right? But what happens when your trusty old boiler decides to take an unscheduled break? That’s where Bind steps in.

Bind’s local Gas Safe Boiler Engineers in Wiltshire and Somerset are here to make that dream a reality with our Tom Package! We’re not just about boilers, we’re about creating a home that’s as inviting and efficient as possible.


Bind’s Tom Package: Ideal Logic Max Combi2 C24 Boiler

With its sleek design and user-friendly controls, this is more than just a boiler; it’s a statement piece for your home.

But what exactly does our Tom Package entail?

Boiler Installation: Say goodbye to your old, worn-out boiler and hello to a brand-spanking new one! We handle the installation with precision and care.
Responsible Disposal: Your old boiler? We’ve got it covered. We’ll ensure it’s sent off for proper disposal because we believe in being eco-conscious.
Corrosion Inhibitor: Think of it as cod liver oil for your heating system. It’s the extra layer of protection that keeps things running smoothly.
In-line Scale Inhibitor: No one likes clogged pipes. This nifty gadget keeps your system’s insides clean and clear, ensuring a seamless flow.
Magnetic System Filter: We’re not fans of rogue iron particles, and neither should your boiler be. We’ll keep them far, far away.

And that’s not all! With our Tom Package, you get a generous 10-year warranty to give you peace of mind.


All this, starting from just £1895 Inc. VAT

This exclusive offer is tailored specifically for two-bedroom terraced homes with one bathroom. If your home doesn’t quite fit this description, worry not! Getting a quick quote is a breeze – a few straightforward questions are all it takes to get you on the right track.

Not sure which combi boiler is right for you? Read our blog to learn more

But wait, there’s more!

You can also choose from a range of smart boiler controls to accompany your new setup (at additional cost):

Nest Smart Thermostat: Take control of your heating from anywhere with this intuitive device.
Ideal Halo WiFi: Seamless connectivity for a smarter, more efficient home.
Honeywell T6R Wireless Smart Thermostat: Easy-to-use, energy-saving technology at your fingertips.

Need a system power flush?

This thorough cleaning process is like a spa day for your central heating system, clearing out sludge, rust, and dirt. If your radiators aren’t quite up to snuff, a power flush might be just the ticket.

Please note that the System Power Flush is available at an additional cost.
Learn more about System Power Flush by reading our blog.


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Bind’s next-day boiler installation provides homeowners with a quick and super-simple solution to their heating needs, without the hassle of waiting weeks to get a new boiler installed. Our local heating engineers also offer some amazing after-sales boiler servicing and system checks!

Need a Domestic Gas Cooker Installation or Repair Service?

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When it comes to the comfort and convenience of your home, a well-functioning gas cooker is essential. But what happens when it breaks down or requires repair? That’s where we come in. Welcome to Bind, your reliable partner for gas stove installation, repair and breakdown services. With our team of experienced gas cooker engineers and commitment to swift, efficient service, we ensure that your cooking routines are never interrupted for too long.

So if you’re facing issues with your gas cooker, you’re in the right place. Let’s get your kitchen back up and running!

Common Issues with Domestic Gas Cookers

Like any appliance, domestic gas cookers can encounter problems. Here are some common issues:

  • Varying oven temperature: If your oven won’t reach the right temperature, or it fluctuates, or the appliance isn’t cooking evenly, the oven’s thermostat or temperature sensor may be malfunctioning.
  • A smell of gas: Any time you detect the odour of gas, act immediately. Turn off the gas supply at once and ventilate your kitchen. This is a potentially dangerous problem that could be due to a faulty connector or seals. Call a gas engineer to disconnect your cooker as soon as possible.
  • Oven door doesn’t close fully: The cooking operation will be significantly affected if your oven’s door doesn’t shut properly. You’ll probably need to replace the hinges or springs; the seal could have come loose or the door catch may have worn out.
  • Smoke is coming from the appliance: You always need to act swiftly if this happens. Sometimes, smoke will emerge from an oven when it’s first used, and the appliance needs to be ‘burned in’. If the cooker isn’t new, food or grease may have spilled somewhere in the appliance.
  • The burner in the oven won’t ignite: Most burners in the newest gas oven models ignite automatically once the appliance is switched on. If this fails to happen, the cause is most likely a loose connection or an issue with the igniter itself.


Bind: Your Go-To for Domestic Gas Cooker Service and Repair

At Bind, we specialise in gas cooker installation, gas cooker servicing and gas appliance repairs for customers in Somerset and Wiltshire. Choosing us for your gas cooker installation and repair needs comes with the assurance of safety and professionalism. Our team consists of Gas Safe registered engineers who are competent and qualified to handle all types of gas appliances. It’s important to note that anyone who is not Gas Safe registered and installs your appliance is breaking the law.

We understand that running any sort of kitchen without a properly functioning cooker is pretty much impossible. We’ll be out to help you just as soon as we can to diagnose the issue and provide a quick repair, or a quote for repair if the issue is more complex.

If you’re looking for reliable and efficient domestic gas cooker repairs, look no further than Bind.

Contact us today for all your gas cooker needs.

What Does Being Gas-safe Registered Mean?

Bind – Your Local Gas Safe Registered Boiler Engineers, Somerset & Wiltshire

Being Gas Registered means that an engineer or plumber is legally permitted to work with gas appliances, installations and servicing. The Gas Safe Register is an official list of all the engineers in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, and Guernsey who are legally allowed to work with gas. This includes both piped natural gas and liquefied petroleum. It’s required by law that all gas businesses must be on the Gas Safe Register.

Each engineer must complete training and assessments to demonstrate competencies in gas safety before they can commence working with gas. If they pass, they’re added to the register.  You can check if an engineer is Gas Safe registered on the official website.


Why Choose Bind? For one, we are a Gas Safe Registered!

When it comes to maintaining the comfort and warmth of your home, having a reliable boiler is essential. That’s where Bind comes in. As your local boiler engineers in Somerset and Wiltshire, we provide a range of services to ensure your home stays warm and cosy all year round.

At Bind, we can install a new gas-fired central heating system, replace your existing boiler, or undertake annual servicing and repair.

As a Gas Safe registered engineer, we adhere to the highest standards of safety and professionalism. We understand that every home is unique, which is why we offer tailored solutions to meet your needs.


Our Services

Gas Safe Boiler Installations

Our Gas Safe boiler installations involve a meticulous process to ensure your new boiler is installed safely and efficiently. We handle all aspects of the installation, from selecting the right boiler for your home to setting up wired or wireless boiler controls and thermostats.

Boiler Servicing in Somerset & Wiltshire

For residents of Somerset and Wiltshire, we offer specialised boiler servicing. Our team of experts is well-versed in the intricacies of various boiler systems and their components. We ensure that every part, from the heat exchanger to the boiler controls, is in optimal condition. Our comprehensive service includes inspection, cleaning, and fine-tuning of all components to ensure your boiler operates at peak efficiency.

Your Trusted, Local Gas Safe Engineers

As your local gas safe engineer, we’re just a call away. Whether you need routine maintenance or emergency repairs, you can count on us to be there when you need us most.


The Bind Promise

As a gas registered engineer, we promise to provide reliable, efficient, and Gas Safe services. We believe in transparency and honesty, which is why we provide upfront pricing with no hidden costs.

So if you’re looking for a local gas safe engineer in Somerset or Wiltshire, look no further than Bind.

Contact us today for all your boiler needs.

How to Save on Your Heating Bills with Bind: 9 Super-Easy and Effective Tips

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Are you looking for ways to reduce your heating bills and make your home super-cosy, comfortable and more energy efficient?

If so, you are not alone – many homeowners are struggling with high energy costs currently and want to find simple and more affordable solutions to save money on bills and heating. That’s why Bind, the leading heating and plumbing engineers in Wiltshire and Somerset bring you 9 easy and effective ways to save on your heating bills. These tips could help you save up to 30% on your heating costs. Plus, they’re good for the environment too!

Here are the 9 ways to save on your heating bills with Bind:

Install TRVs (thermostatic radiator valves)

TRVs are devices that allow you to control the temperature of each radiator in your home. They can help you avoid overheating or underheating rooms, and they can also reduce the amount of energy wasted by radiators that are not in use. By optimising the heat distribution in your home, TRVs help reduce the overall energy consumption of your heating system which translates to lower heating bills.

Layer up

One of the simplest and cheapest ways to save on your heating bills is to wear more layers of clothing. By adding an extra sweater or a pair of socks, you can keep yourself warm without turning up the thermostat. You can also use heated blankets, rugs, and thicker curtains to add more insulation to your home and prevent heat loss.

Upgrade your thermostat

A smart thermostat is a device that can learn your habits and preferences, and adjust the temperature of your home accordingly. It can also be controlled remotely via your smartphone or computer, so you can turn down the heat when you are away or turn it up before you arrive. A smart thermostat can help you save up to 15% on your heating bills, and you can find out more about the best models from our blog.

Let the sun in

The sun is a natural and free source of heat, so why not take advantage of it? By opening your curtains and blinds during the day, you can let the sunlight in and warm up your home. Just make sure to close them at night, as they can also act as a barrier against the cold air outside.

Shut doors on unused rooms.

If you have rooms that you don’t use often, such as guest rooms or storage rooms, you can save energy by closing their doors and turning off their radiators. This way, you can focus on heating the rooms that you actually use, and avoid wasting heat on empty spaces.

Seal air leaks

Air leaks are gaps or cracks in your walls, windows, doors, or floors that allow cold air to enter and warm air to escape your home. They can make your home feel drafty and uncomfortable, and they can also increase your heating bills by up to 25%. You can seal air leaks by using caulk, weatherstripping, or foam tape, which are cheap and easy to apply.

Service or upgrade your boiler

Your boiler is the heart of your heating system, and it needs regular maintenance to function properly and efficiently. You should have your boiler serviced at least once a year by a qualified, local boiler engineer from Bind, who can check its performance and safety, and fix any issues that may arise. You should also consider upgrading your boiler if it is more than 10 years old, as newer models from Bind are more energy-efficient and reliable. You can find out more about our local Gas-safe boiler servicing and upgrading here

Move your sofa away from any radiators

If you have a sofa or any other furniture that is blocking a radiator, you are preventing the heat from spreading around the room. This means that you are not getting the full benefit of your heating system, and you may end up turning up the thermostat unnecessarily. By moving your sofa away from any radiators, you can improve the airflow and circulation of heat in your home.

Take a shower instead of a bath

A shower uses less water and energy than a bath, so by switching from baths to showers, you can save both money and water. You can also save more by installing a low-flow showerhead from Bind, which reduces the amount of water used per minute without compromising the water pressure. You can find out more about low-flow showerheads and how to install them [here].

Discover Better Energy Efficiency with Bind

These are just some of the ways that you can save on your heating bills with Bind. By following these tips, you can make your home more comfortable, eco-friendly, and cost-effective. And, if you want to learn more about how Bind can help you with other heating and plumbing services, such as repairs, installations, replacements, or emergencies, just visit bind.co.uk and start exploring!

Bind’s next-day boiler installation and boiler replacement provides homeowners with a quick and super-simple solution to their heating needs, without the hassle of waiting weeks to get a new boiler installed. We also offer some amazing new boiler deals, after-sales boiler servicing and system checks.


What are smart boilers?

Bind – Your Local Experts for Smart Boiler Installations in Somerset & Wiltshire

Understanding Smart Boilers

In the era of smart technology, where devices like smart speakers have become commonplace, it’s no surprise that our boilers are also getting the “smart treatment”. But what exactly does it mean to have a smart boiler?

Technically, a smart boiler is a standard boiler that has been connected to a smart thermostat system, such as Nest, Hive or another third-party control system. This connection allows you to control your boiler remotely from your phone, tablet, or any other app-enabled device.

Read our blog to learn more about Smart Thermostats

How Do Smart Boilers Work?

Smart boilers offer various energy-saving features. Many of the newer models “learn” your habits, allowing you to save even more energy by making minor adjustments to your daily routine. For instance, if you typically leave for work at 8 pm and don’t return until 6 pm your smart thermostat will know to turn off the heating during that time. This can lead to significant savings on your energy bill over time.

One of the key benefits of smart boilers is their compatibility with zoned smart thermostats. This means you can control the temperature in different areas or ‘zones’ of your home independently, providing a more efficient and comfortable heating experience.

Moreover, many smart thermostats can also adjust your home’s heating based on the weather. They can connect to local weather forecasts via the internet and automatically adjust your home’s heating needs based on the predicted temperature. This feature not only ensures optimal comfort but also contributes to energy efficiency.

So, whether you’re considering a new boiler installation or looking to upgrade your existing system with a smart thermostat, Bind is here to help. Our team of local boiler engineers in Somerset & Wiltshire are experts in installing and servicing smart boilers.

Why Choose Bind for Your Boiler Installation?

At Bind, we specialise in boiler replacements, including smart electric & gas boiler installations in Somerset and Wiltshire. Our team of experienced, local heating engineers can help you make your existing boiler “smart” or completely overhaul your current heating setup. We have years of experience installing and servicing boilers in Somerset and Wiltshire and can advise you on the best way to improve your home’s heating efficiency.

We also install a wide range of smart thermostats, including industry-leading systems like Hive and Nest. Whether you’re looking to reduce your energy consumption or upgrade an old boiler to a new combi boiler, Bind is here to help.

Contact Bind Today!

If you’re considering a smart boiler installation or want to learn more about how it can benefit you, contact us at Bind today. We offer free consultations at your earliest convenience and are committed to helping you reduce your energy consumption and expenditure on heating bills.

For new boiler quotes for your home or business, feel free to reach out to our team of local boiler engineers. We’re here to ensure that your home stays warm and comfortable all year round.

Contact us today for all your home and business heating needs.

Get Your Boiler Winter-ready: 7 Essential Boiler and Heating Checks

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With the UK’s recent unexpected heatwave, our trusty boilers have enjoyed a well-deserved break. However, as the cold weather looms, it’s time to ensure your boiler is up to the task of keeping you warm and comfortable during the winter months. After all, this is when it works its hardest. So, what steps should you take to prepare your boiler for the chilly season ahead?

1. Test Turn-On

It may sound straightforward, but giving your heating a quick test run before the temperature drops is a smart move. This simple check allows you to assess the overall health of your boiler in preparation for winter’s demands. If you suspect an issue, then it’s time to call your local heating engineer for a service.

2. Insulate Your Pipes

Providing your piping with proper insulation is like giving it a warm winter coat. This extra layer helps with energy efficiency and prevents pipes from freezing, reducing the risk of your boiler encountering a frosty setback. The months leading up to winter are the perfect time to carry out this essential task.

3. Check Your Radiator

During heating, run your hand along your radiators. Do you notice any cool spots at the bottom? This could indicate trapped air, which can be easily resolved by bleeding your radiator. Persistent issues may signal a sludge build-up, a situation best addressed through power flushing or a thorough radiator cleaning.

4. Monitor Boiler Pressure:

Most boilers come equipped with a pressure gauge. A quick glance will reveal whether the pressure is in the optimal range (usually between 1 and 1.5). Incorrect pressure levels can impact the distribution of hot water in your heating system. If the pressure is too high, consider bleeding the radiators. If too low, use the refilling loop to increase it. For temperamental pressure issues, seek assistance from a local gas engineer from Bind.

Does your boiler pressure keep dropping? Read our blog for advice

5. Install a Carbon Monoxide Alarm

A carbon monoxide leak is a serious matter, indicating a potential issue with your heating system. Investing in an alarm could make a life-saving difference. Already have one? Ensure it’s operational by testing it using the designated button.

6. Address Thermostat Issues

Is your thermostat responding as it should? If you suspect a malfunction, start by replacing the batteries. If the problem persists, it’s time to call in a professional for a thorough assessment or boiler service.

7. Schedule an Annual Boiler Service

An annual boiler service should be part of a homeowner’s essential yearly routine. As qualified, local heating engineers, Bind can spot issues that might go unnoticed by an untrained eye. This timely intervention ensures that problems are addressed promptly, maintaining the safety and efficiency of your heating system. Don’t wait for your scheduled service if you suspect a problem—arrange a boiler service promptly, and be sure to choose a Gas Safe accredited company like Bind for peace of mind.

Prepare your boiler now, and face winter with confidence. Don’t leave your comfort to chance. Contact us today to schedule a local boiler service with our qualified boiler engineers in Frome, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Need a New Boiler?

If your boiler has called it quits or is on the verge of a breakdown, it’s time to say goodbye and hello to a new boiler installation! But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Our team of qualified heating engineers can provide expert advice and guidance on choosing the best boiler for your needs, and we offer a range of affordable options to suit all budgets.

Read our Guide to the Best Combi Boilers to get you started!

Looking to Sell Your Home? Boost Your Property Value With a New Boiler

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When it comes to property value, homeowners often undertake home improvements that can sometimes cost more than the value they add to their home. Instead of splurging on a new bathroom or kitchen, consider installing a new boiler. It’s a home improvement option that offers substantial returns, much like off-street parking and a reliable security system.

Believe it or not, the installation of a new boiler can elevate your home’s value by up to £9,000 (see here). Here are a few reasons why a new boiler installation could be the most worthwhile home upgrade.

Slash Water and Heating Costs

Outdated boilers are notorious for their energy inefficiency, leading to soaring heating and water bills. Opting for a new, preferably A-rated boiler, will significantly reduce both your heating costs and water bills, and this could prove a deal breaker for prospective buyers.

Embrace Eco-Friendly Heating

As an environmentally-conscious homeowner, you likely appreciate the significance of eco-friendliness. Many prospective buyers are willing to pay a premium for a property that minimises environmental impact. By investing in a new boiler, you’re not only reducing CO2 but also providing a more energy-efficient way to keep the home warm during winter.

Harness Cutting-Edge Technology

In today’s market, homebuyers seek properties that offer convenience, comfort, and modern amenities. Installing a new boiler that integrates seamlessly with the latest technologies can significantly enhance the appeal of your property, potentially fetching a higher price.

Boilers equipped with smart features, such as energy usage monitoring and remote heating control via smartphone, not only lead to savings but also instantly elevate a home’s desirability, thus enhancing its overall value.

Extend Peace of Mind with a Warranty

When you opt for a boiler replacement, it often comes with a substantial 5-year warranty. Selling a house with a boiler covered by a generous warranty reassures potential buyers for the long term. If there’s an opportunity to extend the warranty even further, this adds an extra layer of value to your property.

Say Goodbye to Costly Call-outs

Ageing boilers are prone to breakdowns, particularly during the cold winter months when they’re most needed. Dealing with technician call-outs and repair expenses can be both time-consuming and costly. Potential buyers are aware of the potential expenses associated with old boilers, which may lead them to hesitate when considering such properties. However, the prospect of a hassle-free boiler could significantly increase your chances of a successful sale.
The investment in a new combi boiler installation has the potential to increase your property’s value by up to 4% according to GoCompare’s Property Investment Calculator. New boilers not only contribute to environmental conservation and cost savings but can also be a lucrative asset when it comes to selling properties.

Need A New Boiler?

Need a new boiler but unsure about combi boiler prices, boiler replacement costs or the time it will take to install?

Fear not, Bind’s next-day boiler installation provides homeowners with a quick and super-simple solution to their heating needs, without the hassle of waiting weeks to get a new boiler installed. We also offer some amazing after-sales boiler servicing and system checks too!

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After you’ve completed your purchase, we’ll take care of the scheduling and installation. Our team of Gas Safe registered, local boiler engineers will aim to install your new boiler quickly and efficiently, ensuring your heating system is up and running in no time.