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Boiler Maintenance Tips for Spring

It's crucial not to overlook boilers as the temperatures increase and we move from winter to spring. Our boilers deserve some maintenance and care to make sure they continue to operate effectively and safely after working hard all winter to keep us warm. To maintain your boiler in great condition this spring, we'll be giving some crucial boiler maintenance advice in this article.

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Essential tips for maintaining your boiler this Spring


Leaks are among the most crucial things to look for while carrying out maintenance. Your boiler could suffer severe damage or possibly entirely fail as a result of leaks. How to look for leaks is as follows:

- Inspect the area around the boiler for any obvious leaks, such as water stains or puddles. 

- Make sure the pressure gauge is within the advised range

- A leak can be the cause of a decline in pressure. To get a closer look, make a call to a qualified heating engineer.

Clean the filters

Filters that are dirty can make your boiler work harder than it needs to, increasing your energy costs and shortening the life of your boiler. The filters can be cleaned as follows:

- Turn the boiler off 

- Find the filters in the boiler, then take them out. 

- With a soft brush or by lightly hitting them against a hard surface, clean the filters. 

- Turn on the power after replacing the filters in the boiler.

Check the thermostat

The thermostat is essential to the effective operation of your boiler. What you should be doing is:

1. Verify the temperature setting on the thermostat. 

2. Make sure your programmable thermostat is set up properly for your schedule if you have one. 

3. Upgrade to a smart thermostat, which can recognise your routines and adjust the temperature appropriately.

Inspect the flue

The flue is in charge of removing the dangerous gases that your boiler produces. It must be frequently inspected to make sure it is operating properly. Here's what you can do: 

- Examine the flue for any indications of damage, such as rust or cracks. 

- Make sure there are no obstacles or dirt in the flue. 

- Call a specialist to take a closer look if you see any additional problems.

Bleed the radiators

Your radiators may trap air inside them over time, which could reduce how well they heat your home. The radiators can work better by being bled, which is a straightforward process. Here is how you do it:

1. The central heating should be turned off. 

2. To open the bleed valve on each radiator, use a radiator key. 

3. To catch any water that may leak, place a cloth or bucket underneath the valve. 

4. Close the valve whenever water starts to pour out after the air has been let out. 

5. For each radiator in your home, repeat the procedure.

If you need help bleeding the radiators in your home, our experienced heating engineers will be happy to help.

Is your boiler making any unusual noises?

Unusual noises emerging from your boiler could indicate a more serious issue. Some noises you can hear out for include:

- Noises like banging or clunking could be an issue with the pump or water flow. 

- Whistling or hissing sounds may be a sign of a pressure or air in the system issue. 

- Noises like grinding or screeching could be an issue with the fan or motor.

If you notice these signs or others which we have not listed above, please get in touch with our heating engineers across Bathgate, Falkirk, Livingston & Dunfermline by viewing our contact details down below. 

Maintaining your boiler in good condition is crucial to making sure it operates safely and effectively. You can prevent expensive breakdowns and ensure your boiler lasts for many years by adhering to these vital boiler maintenance tips for spring.

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