Despite the soaring temperatures that we have experienced this summer in most of the UK, as we head into the autumn the temperatures are set to plummet. The autumn months are therefore the ideal time to prepare for the winter weather by ensuring that your boiler is in full working order.
By being proactive and prepping your boiler in advance, you can reduce the risk of breakdown and benefit from reliable heating and hot water throughout the winter. So how can you go about it?
Service Your Boiler
Instead of waiting until your boiler begins to “work full-time”, arrange for a maintenance visit now so that any potential problems can be identified and solved before they start causing disruption to your household.
Bleed The Radiators
Bleeding the radiators will help release any trapped air and will contribute to a better and more efficient functioning of your boiler and central heating system.
Install A Magnetic Filter
Magnetic filters can remove iron deposits and boiler build-up, reducing your energy bills by up to 6% every year and helping your boiler work more efficiently. These filters have sufficient capacity to process one year’s worth of build-up, and be easily serviced as part as your annual boiler maintenance visit.
Ideally, your home should be fully insulated in order to maximise your energy consumption. However, if you can’t do any more to insulate your home for the time being, take measures to insulate your boiler, as this too will reduce your energy bills and will reduce common boiler problems, such as frozen pipes or the need to keep reheating stored water as often.
Simply by fitting your boiler tank with an insulating jacket you can prevent heat loss and save up to £45 a year.
Get Top-Quality Spares
Don’t cut corners when it comes to buying spare parts for your boiler or central heating system. Doing so is a false economy and you could be at risk of facing a breakdown during the worst time of the winter. At Hilton Heating Components we have been supplying homes and businesses throughout the UK with original boiler parts for over 20 years.
If your heating engineer has asked you to source a particular part or spare in order to complete a boiler maintenance job, come visit us or order online today. We offer 24 dispatch and next-day delivery, as well as some of the most competitive prices in the market. For all your boiler maintenance needs, contact Hilton Heating Components.