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Is Your Boiler Ready for the Winter?

What do I do to maintain my boiler?

With winter nearly upon us, it is very important to make sure your boiler is working correctly. Your boiler is the most important appliance in your home. It keeps you warm and produces hot water too. Keeping your central heating system well maintained is the most important step in ensuring your boiler is ready for winter. The team of heating engineers here at Chalmers Plumbing & Heating have compiled a list of things you should consider doing to prepare your boiler for winter. 

is you boiler winter ready?

Boiler Service

Having an annual boiler service is very important. Having your boiler serviced in time for winter will guarantee you have a dependable appliance to keep you warm when those temperatures drop. If you don’t have one booked yet, please give our team of Gas Safe engineers a call. We serve the whole of the Glasgow, Paisley, Clydebank and Cumbernauld areas.

An annual boiler service can bring many benefits to the homeowner, including:

  • A more efficient boiler.
  • Lower energy bills.
  • A lower carbon footprint.
  • The warranty of the boiler will remain intact.

Insulate Pipework and Boiler Repair

Making sure the condensate pipe is well insulated is a great way to prevent the pipe from freezing. The majority of boiler breakdowns in the winter are caused by a frozen condensate pipe. This can be prevented by ensuring the pipe is fully insulated with appropriate waterproof cladding. If your boiler does breakdown, please contact us for a boiler repair.

Bleed Your Radiators

Radiators need to be bled regularly to ensure any air bubbles can escape. The trapped air bubbles can cause cold spots towards the bottom of the radiators. It is ideal to do this as soon as you turn your heating on for winter. Bleeding your radiators is a simple way to ensure that your radiators are as warm as possible and that your boiler is working efficiently. 

The Boiler Pressure

The pressure of your boiler should be monitored. If the pressure dips too low, the boiler will not work as efficiently. It is quite simple to raise the pressure yourself. If the pressure becomes too high or it keeps dropping, it is a good idea to get a professional involved. A gas engineer will be able to complete this boiler repair for you.

System Filter

A heating engineer can fit a magnetic system filter to your boiler. This is an effective way to keep dirt and debris at bay. This ensures the proper running of your boiler, which in turn lowers your energy bills.

Contact Us

The team of gas and heating engineers at Chalmers Plumbing & Heating can ensure your boiler is ready for winter. We can carry out any boiler repair, boiler replacement or boiler service. We cover the Glasgow, Paisley, Clydebank and Cumbernauld areas. We can be contacted on either 0141 374 0274 or on 07580 020343