As the winter rolls around, it’s important that we all do a little more to ensure that our boilers stay in top condition throughout the colder months.
Whilst the majority of boilers are built to deal well with the cold weather, boiler problems can arise at any time of year – and are certainly a little more common during the winter months when they’re getting the most use.
Nobody wants to deal with such problems, especially when they’re relying on their boiler to be in good working order far more than usual. Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to prepare in order to keep your boiler in good working order this winter and prevent certain issues from occurring.
Here are just a few of the measures that you can take to keep your boiler ticking over during the winter months…
Take A Good Look At Your Boiler
Carry out your own visual inspection of your boiler unit, looking out for any signs of damage along the casing, controls or pipes.
Common signs of damage to your boiler include things such as cracked casing, rusted pipes and rusted bolts. Remember to look around the boiler, too – are there any puddles or other signs of leakages underneath your boiler? If you can open the casing of your model of boiler, does it look as though there are signs of condensation on the inside?
If there appears to be any outward signs of damage to your boiler or the pipes, whether that’s water damage or anything else, be sure to call in a boiler repair professional.
Check The Pressure Levels
The water pressure gauge on a boiler in good working order should read between 1 and 1.5 bar. If you check the water pressure gauge on your own boiler and find that the gauge reads any amount above or below this, it indicates that there may be an issue with your boiler.
Anything below 1 bar indicates low pressure, which will lead to increased energy bills and risk of problems with heating your home. If the number is above 1.5, this points to high pressure and may be solved by bleeding your radiators.
If attempting to solve either of these problems according to the instructions of your individual boiler manufacturer does not work, then it’s time to call in a professional in boiler repairs – they’ll likely be able to identify and fix the problem for you.
Have Your Boiler Serviced Now
All boilers should be serviced at least once a year in order to ensure that they remain in good working order and have not encountered any potentially dangerous issues in the way that they operate. If you’re yet to have your boiler serviced in 2021, it’s incredibly important that you take care of this before the winter comes around properly.
Winter is, as well all know, the worst time to experience problems with the way that your boiler works. Prevent yourself from being caught without proper central heating this year by giving a boiler repair professional the chance to identify and fix any problems now – book your annual boiler service.
Here at Birmingham Boiler Repairs, this is just one of the many services that we offer. We specialise in boiler repairs, boiler servicing and gas inspections covering Birmingham, Dudley, Stourbridge, Bromsgrove, Solihull, Redditch, Alvechurch & surrounding areas. If you’re in the area and would like any more information or would like to book a boiler service with Birmingham Boiler Repairs, get in contact today!