12 Checks to Prevent Boiler & Heating Breakdowns
WITH Autumn and the dreaded Winter not far away, it’s important to not get caught out by boiler and central heating problems.
Your central heating is probably turned off over the summer months. Even with the terrible rainy weather we often suffer in the UK, you’re likely to have used your boiler just for hot water but not heating.
If you wait until the weather starts to cool down, you are more likely to suffer a breakdown or other faults. Home heating including your boiler is known to struggle more often as temperatures drop.
Problems with heating can cause higher energy bills and safety problems such as leaks of deadly carbon monoxide – or worse, heaven forbid, could lead to an explosion – so it makes good sense to assess the state of your heating system.
While you and other people at your home maybe using the boiler for, say, taking more showers over the summer, your boiler is not going to be under as much strain as in colder months. Take the time to check your boiler heating system can cope with more load before you turn up thermostats for the colder weather – it could save you hundreds of pounds.