The efficiency of your boiler directly correlates to how much fuel is used, and as a consequence, how much you pay to run your boiler. So keeping your boiler in tip top efficiency can be a good way to save money in the long term, and also cut down on your energy consumption and your carbon footprint. But how? Well, here at Paul Robinson Heating and Plumbing, we are leading heating and boiler experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to maintaining boiler efficiency.
How to maintain boiler efficiency
So, how can you keep your boiler running just as efficiently as it does now? Well, there are a number of things you can do, including:
- Booking an annual service- a boiler with a fault, or wear and tear, however minor, will not perform as efficiently or effectively as a boiler that is in 100% working order. That’s why you should be investing in an annual boiler service. This can help your boiler continue to perform efficiently, and you will have the opportunity to address any potential issues that are noted.
- Bleeding your radiators- the boiler works in partnership with the radiators to create a full central heating system. So if there is a problem with your radiators, your boiler will not perform effectively. Over time, sludge and air can become trapped in your radiators, making it more difficult for the boiler to heat them correctly. This means the boiler will use more fuel, and more power, costing you more money. That’s why bleeding your radiators is an important annual or bi-annual task.
- Insulate pipes- if you keep your boiler in the garage, attic or basement, and the temperature dips low on winter nights, you should consider insulating your pipes. This means that less heat will be wasted and your home will be easier to heat. IT can also prevent your pipes from freezing overnight too.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Paul Robinson Heating and Plumbing.