Boilers tend to be overlooked during the summer months, but it’s never a good idea to forget about your boiler maintenance completely.
Minimise the risk of unexpected problems cropping up in the autumn by looking after your boiler all year round.
Not only will this help to avoid urgent issues like boilers that won’t switch on when needed, but it’ll also prolong the lifespan of your boiler’s parts and reduce any repair bills you might encounter in the future. The summer offers an excellent opportunity to carry out routine boiler maintenance with minimal disruption.
Take a look at our top five boiler maintenance tips for the summer to make sure you’ve not missed anything.
Ensure Pipe Insulation is Secure
It’s always worth checking pipe insulation at regular intervals to make sure your heating system is working as efficiently as possible.
We recommend that pipe insulation is checked every summer, as this gives you plenty of time to repair any broken or missing insulation you might find before the weather changes.
And, of course, it’s much easier to fix insulation when the pipes are cold!
Turn Your Boiler On
If you aren’t using your boiler at all during the summer, it’s still worth switching it on and off again at regular intervals just to check it’s working as it should.
Boilers that are switched off for very prolonged periods run the risk of parts seizing up, which might mean costly repairs that could have easily been avoided. Simply switch your boiler on every few weeks to keep those parts moving.
Make Sure the Pressure is High
Sudden changes in boiler pressure can spell trouble for your heating system. Stay one step ahead by checking your boiler pressure regularly throughout the summer, even if you aren’t using your boiler.
That way, you’ll be aware of any pressure changes, and you’ll have plenty of time to get any potential issues resolved before you need your boiler back on again.
Power Flush Your Boiler
A power flush can really benefit older heating systems. Using pressurised water, a power flush sweeps through a heating system to remove any dirt or debris that might have built up over time. This allows water to flow through the system far more easily, improving the efficiency of the system and ensuring an even heat distribution throughout a property.
While a power flush might be inconvenient during the winter, when you’d like your heating switched on, the summer is a great time to give your heating system some TLC without having to sacrifice any warmth while work is being carried out.
Make Sure Your Boiler is Serviced Regularly
All boilers should be serviced annually – no matter how recently they might have been installed. This is the best way of keeping your boiler in good condition and extending its life as far as possible.
We always recommend that customers book a service for the summer months. Engineers are far more likely to have availability at this time of year, and of course, a summer service gives you ample opportunity to get repairs carried out if it turns out that you do need any.
Get Advice on Boiler Maintenance
If you’d like to find out more about what you can do to improve the efficiency of your boiler, talk to our team.
Whether you’re interested in booking a service, you have a problem that needs investigating, or you’ve got a question about your boiler, we’re here to help.
Contact us, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.