When the colder weather starts to creep in, it’s time to start thinking about getting your boiler and central heating ready for winter. Here is a handy checklist to help you get prepared:
Check your radiators
Radiators are an essential part of any home heating system, and it’s important to keep them in good working order. One way to do this is to regularly check for any problems. Here are a few tips on how to do this:
First, take a look at the radiator itself. Check for any cracks or leaks. If you see any, it’s important to get them repaired as soon as possible.
Next, check the radiator valves. These should be turned all the way on so that the radiator is getting hot water. If they’re not, this can lead to decreased heat output from the radiator.
Finally, bleed the radiator if necessary. This helps to remove any air bubbles that may have formed in the system, which can also lead to decreased heat output. To bleed a radiator, simply turn the valve at the top until you see a small stream of water coming out. Then, close the valve and wait for the radiator to cool before checking it again.
By following these simple tips, you can help keep your radiators in good working order and prevent any problems from arising.
Check your boiler pressure
One of the most common boiler problems is lost pressure. This can be for a variety of reasons, but luckily it’s usually a quick and easy fix. First, check to see if there’s a leak by looking at the pressure gauge. If it’s below 1, don’t panic – this can happen sometimes but if this happens regularly, then there’s possibly a leak.
To repressurise your boiler, you’ll need to find and fix any leaks, then top up the pressures using the filling loop. First, identify the source of the leak by checking all of the pipes and fittings for leaks. Once you’ve found and fixed any leaks, it’s time to repressurise your boiler. The filling loop is usually located behind the boiler, and you’ll need to connect it to a mains water supply. Turn on the water and open the valve on the filling loop until the pressure gauge on your boiler reads 1.5bar. If you’re still having trouble, it’s best to call one of our registered gas engineer for help.
Check your thermostat
As the weather gets colder, you’ll want to start thinking about how to adjust your thermostat for winter. There are a few things to keep in mind in order to stay comfortable and save money on your energy bill.
First, you’ll want to set the thermostat to a lower temperature at night when you’re sleeping. You can also lower the temperature during the day when you’re not home. Just be sure to not lower it too much, or you’ll come home to a cold house!
Another tip is to open your curtains during the day to let in natural heat from the sun, and close them at night to help keep the heat in.
By following these simple tips, you can stay cozy all winter long without breaking the bank!
Time for a service?
It’s important to get your boiler serviced every year to ensure that it is running properly and safely. A boiler service will check all the important parts of your boiler and make sure they are in good working order. This can help prevent problems from happening during the cold winter months, and can also help save money on your heating bill.
If you’re due for a boiler service, now is the time to book one. Once you have a service with us, one of our Gas Safe registered engineer will let you know if there is something wrong with your boiler. Don’t wait until the weather turns cold – book today and rest easy knowing that your boiler is ready for winter!
Ready for winter.
The heating system in your house is ready for winter! But if you notice something that isn’t quite right or maybe don’t know what to do then contact us on 0113 320 6600. Our team of Gas Safe registered engineers have experience with any type or issue, be it repairs & installations to servicing them so don’t hesitate calling us!
By following these simple tips, you can rest assured that your boiler and central heating system will be prepared for winter. Stay warm!