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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.

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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.

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