In the height of the summer sun, it can be tempting to turn your boiler off and forget about the heating for the next few months. Although you won’t be needing the boiler to heat your home, it’s not advisable to turn it off completely over the whole summer.
Seized up valves
Leaving your boiler off for extended periods of time can cause a variety of issues when you finally go to turn it back on again. The diverter valve and pump inside the boiler that carries fluid through your radiators can seize up if not in use which means it won’t be working when you need it again in the autumn and winter.
Deciding to switch off for the summer means you’ll be unaware of any faults or issues that are bubbling away inside your boiler. The build-up of soot and limescale is a common occurrence when you leave the boiler off, plus there could be underlying issues that you’ll only find out about when you go to switch it back on.
If you choose to turn your boiler off completely over the summer, make sure you turn it back on every now and again to prevent any faults occurring.
Get it serviced
The summer months are the perfect time to get your boiler serviced. You’ll avoid the winter rush when everyone who turned their boiler off for the summer realises it doesn’t work! Plus, boiler engineers have more time to work around your schedule rather than squeezing your boiler service into a particularly busy period.
If you’d like to get smart and get your boiler serviced now, get in touch with DHS. We’re a Bristol boiler company that are happy to help you with your plumbing and heating requirements.
Call DHS today on 0117 924 7200, email us, or request a call back.