Your boiler is an important part of your home. It keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It’s important to keep your boiler in good condition so that it can function properly and heat or cool your home as needed. In this blog post, we will discuss how to maintain your boiler for optimal performance.
Importance of boiler maintenance
Maintaining your boiler helps to avoid carbon leaks, poor plumbing, heating system malfunctions, boiler breakdowns, and the wear of your boiler.
How often should I get my boiler serviced?
You should aim to have your boiler serviced at least once a year for optimal performance and to keep your system in the best condition.
However, if you live in an older property or your boiler is more than 15 years old, you may need to have it serviced more frequently. You should also consider having your boiler serviced if you notice any unusual noises or smells coming from it.
What happens during a boiler service?
During a boiler service, a professional heating engineer will visually inspect the boiler for damage and wear during a boiler service. The engineer will check components such as the flue, safety devices, system pressure, and all exterior and interior elements as well.
Can I clean my boiler myself?
You can clean the outside of your boiler yourself. However, we recommend that you hire a professional to clean the inside of your boiler. This is because it can be difficult to reach all of the areas that need to be cleaned and you may not have the necessary equipment.
Can I service my boiler myself?
You should not attempt to service your boiler yourself. This is because you could unintentionally damage it or void your warranty. If you’re having problems with your boiler, we recommend that you contact a qualified engineer who can diagnose and fix the problem for you.
What to do if my boiler has a leak?
If your boiler has a leak, you should turn it off immediately and contact a qualified engineer. Leaks can be dangerous and cause extensive damage to your property, so it’s important to get them fixed as soon as possible.
My hot water has stopped working?
If your boiler is not providing hot water, there are a few things you can check before calling an engineer.
First, check that the boiler is turned on and that there is enough water in the tank. If the boiler is turned on and there is enough water, then you may need to bleed the radiators. This involves releasing air from the system which can sometimes build up and prevent the boiler from heating properly.
How to fix low pressure on your combi-boiler?
If you have a combi boiler and the pressure is low, there are a few things you can do to try and fix it yourself.
First, check that all of the taps in your property are turned off. If they are, then you may need to bleed the radiators as this can sometimes cause low pressure.
If bleeding the radiators doesn’t work, then you should contact a qualified engineer who can diagnose and fix the problem for you.
Find out more about boiler maintenance at Bumblebee Plumbing & Heating.
At Bumblebee Plumbing & Heating, we offer boiler servicing and repairs. We also offer service plans for boilers so that you have peace of mind throughout your boiler’s lifetime. Contact us today to find out more about our boiler maintenance services!