With the temperature dropping and Christmas on the horizon, it is the perfect time to start preparing your boiler for the winter. During the winter months we tend to rely on the boiler a lot more than we do in the summer. From turning the heating on more frequently, and perhaps the thermostat up, to longer hot showers and baths, heating and hot water are more important during cold weather and freezing temperatures. But what are the steps for preparing your boiler for winter? And how can preparing your boiler keep it working all winter? Well, here at Paul Robinson Heating and Plumbing, we are leading heating and boiler experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to help you keep your boiler working this winter.
Practical tips for preparing your boiler for winter
To make sure your boiler is winter ready, you should consider:
- Make sure all external pipes are insulated- to prevent your pipes freezing this winter, make sure you apply insulation and frost protection. This is important to keep your boiler running as it should, 24 hours a day. You should pay special attention to the condensate pipe, which can cause a full boiler breakdown when this is frozen.
- Bleed the radiators- bleeding the radiators to allow smooth transfer of heat is an essential part of radiator maintenance. This can help keep your home warm in the winter, but it can also ensure that your boiler is working as efficiently as possible, so you can reduce your energy bills.
- Check the thermostats- a broken thermostat will not send the right signal to the boiler, which usually results in cold rooms. To prevent this, make sure you check your thermostats are working, and have these fixed in time for the winter weather.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Paul Robinson Heating and Plumbing.