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Our 6 tips on boiler maintenance

Updated: Apr 12, 2023

We at Regals Solutions are committed to keeping our customers' heating systems in good working order so that they can stay warm and have hot water throughout the year, so we've put together a checklist of things you can do to get the most out of your boiler.

1) Annual Service.

While it is critical to keep your boiler in good working order, it will still need to be serviced annually by Gas Safe Registered engineer.

2) Bleed air lock from radiators

It is critical to ensure that your radiators are in good working order. If there are any cold spots, it is likely that there is trapped air inside. We recommend bleeding your radiators before the cold weather arrives to ensure that your heating system operates efficiently when you need it the most.

3) Check the pressure in the boiler.

Check the pressure gauge on your boiler to see if it needs to be topped up. A reading between one to one and a half bars is ideal; anything less than one bar is too low, and you'll need to pressurise your boiler up to one and a half bar.

4) Keep your heating on regularly.

To keep your boiler running efficiently, turn on your heating at least once a month, even in the summer. This will assist in clearing any grit that has accumulated in the boiler pump when it has been turned off.

Turning on your central heating for 10 – 15 minutes every once in a while (even in the spring and summer) will protect all the parts moving properly and reduce the chances of a breakdown.

5) Retain your condensate pipe from freezing.

The external condensate pipe may freeze if the temperature falls below zero. This could cause a blockage and cause your boiler to shut down. There are, however, a few steps you can take to avoid this.

make sure that the external condensate pipe is wrapped with foam pipe insulation  It's also a good idea to set your boiler thermostat to a higher temperature to avoid condensation.

6) Install a carbon monoxide detector.

Installing an audible carbon monoxide alarm in your home is one way to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning. If the alarm detects carbon monoxide, it will immediately notify you. 

Install your carbon monoxide alarm at least one meter away from your boiler preferably in the same room, and you will be alerted if your boiler starts to emit carbon monoxide.

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