During the summer months, it’s not unusual for many to be unconcerned about the welfare of their boiler, but it can be a different story in the colder months. A boiler breaking down when you need it most is more than likely something we’ve all experienced, and only then does it become apparent how much we actually rely on our boiler. However, considering some factors and making some checks can ensure we’re not left short for winter.
Carry out regular home checks
It makes sense that we feel the cold more during the winter months, so we’re keen to get the most out of our central heating. As well as ensuring that the boiler is in good order, you should also consider some other factors, such as whether your home has the right kind of insulation, and that there are no items placed in front of radiators that could look to stop the central heating from working effectively.
Double check your condensate pipe
The condensate pipe is the pipe that deals with waste and is found outside the property. As it’s exposed to the elements, it’s not unusual for the condensate pipe to freeze in the colder months, which can have an adverse effect on how your central heating works. It can be an idea to cover the pipe with cloth or similar material to try and keep it hidden from the harsh elements.
Ensure your boiler is serviced
Now you’ve made all your other checks, it’s time to check the most important aspect; the boiler itself. It’s worth noting that not all faults are straightforward, and a boiler can run for some time before breaking down. However, if you have your boiler serviced regularly, then you could stop any potential fault before it even occurs.
It is advised that all boilers are checked at least once a year, so if you haven’t had your boiler looked at for some time, now is the perfect opportunity. Not only will this ensure that there are no unexpected breakdowns before the winter period, but it also ensures that your boiler is always working in the best way possible, giving you peace-of-mind.
If you’re looking for a boiler service or repair, get in touch with DHS. We are a top Bristol boiler company and can ensure that your boiler is fit for another winter.
Call DHS today on 0117 924 7200, email us, or request a call back.