Bind – Gas Safe Registered Engineers, Somerset & Wiltshire

Local Boiler Installation | Boiler Servicing & Repair | Central Heating Installation | Smart Thermostats


Christmas is a time of joy and celebration, but it can also be a time of stress and frustration if your boiler breaks down and leaves you without heating or hot water. Boilers work overtime over Christmas, as people have the heating on more to keep family and friends toasty and comfortable. However, this also increases the risk of boiler breakdowns, especially if your boiler is old or poorly maintained.

If you find yourself in this situation, don’t panic – here are some tips on what to do and who to contact.

What to do if your boiler breaks down

The first thing to do is to check if the problem is something simple that you can fix yourself, such as:

 Resetting the boiler or the thermostat
 Checking the pressure gauge and topping up the water if needed
 Checking the fuse box and the power supply
 Bleeding the radiators to release any trapped air
 Thawing any frozen pipes with warm water

If none of these steps work, or if you are unsure how to do them, you should call a qualified, local heating engineer as soon as possible to inspect and repair your boiler. Do not attempt to open or tamper with the boiler yourself, as this could be dangerous and invalidate your warranty.

Who to contact for a local boiler repair

If your boiler is still under warranty, you should contact the manufacturer or the installer to arrange a boiler repair. They should be able to send a local gas engineer to your home within a reasonable time frame, depending on the availability and the severity of the problem. However, some warranties may not cover breakdowns caused by external factors, such as freezing weather or lack of maintenance, so make sure you read the terms and conditions carefully.

If your boiler is out of warranty, or if you are not satisfied with the service provided by the manufacturer, you can contact a local boiler engineer to help you. However, you should always make sure that the engineer is Gas Safe registered, which means that they are qualified and authorised to work on gas appliances. You can check the Gas Safe register online or ask to see the engineer’s ID card when they arrive.

Prevention is better than cure! 

The best way to avoid boiler breakdowns is to have your boiler serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. A boiler service will check the safety and efficiency of your boiler, identify any potential problems, and fix them before they become serious. You should have your boiler serviced at least once a year, preferably before the winter season, to ensure that it is ready for the cold weather.

Another way to prevent boiler breakdowns is to install a smart thermostat (boiler and heating system dependant), which can help you control your heating and hot water remotely, monitor your energy usage, and detect any faults in your boiler. A smart thermostat can also learn your habits and preferences, and adjust the temperature accordingly, saving you money and energy.

Why choose Bind for your boiler needs

If you are looking for a reliable, affordable, and professional boiler service and heating engineer in Somerset and Wiltshire, look no further than Bind. Bind is a local heating plumbers & central heating company that specialises in boiler installation, servicing, and repair, as well as central heating installation and smart thermostats. Bind offers:

 Next-day boiler installation, with a range of models and prices to suit your needs and budget
 Amazing after-sales boiler servicing and system checks, with a 10-year warranty on selected boilers
 Local Gas Safe engineers, who are friendly, experienced, and trustworthy
 Free quotes and advice, with no hidden fees or charges
 Flexible payment options, including finance and monthly plans

Don’t let a boiler breakdown ruin your Christmas – contact Bind today and enjoy a warm and cosy home all year round.