With spring just around the corner, no doubt you’ve thought about having a bit of a spring clean or are perhaps planning a bit of an overhaul at home. This is always a great idea in preparation for summer and a brilliant time to brush off the cobwebs and make sure all of your home appliances are working properly. With this in mind, it’s certainly worth taking a closer look at your boiler?
Often this is something that gets overlooked but it’s important to pay attention to. If you haven’t noticed any major issues, that doesn’t necessarily mean that there isn’t any specific reason not to check your boiler regardless.
Your boiler is the beating heart of your home. It is the thing that keeps you and your family nice and warm all throughout the winter months and no doubt is something that you simply couldn’t be without. It may seem that your boiler is absolutely fine, however, there is certainly no harm in just checking up on it a little bit, after all, there may be some underlying issues waiting to arise which you will be able to nip in the bud.
Instead of just neglecting it and keeping your fingers crossed that it’ll keep working until next winter, stay ahead of the game and carry out some simple boiler maintenance or better still, contact a reliable engineer to carry out any work for you.
Read on to discover some of the most important boiler maintenance tasks to carry out this spring!
Why book a boiler service for spring?
Spring is the optimum time to do it
Throughout spring and summertime, we are going to use our domestic boilers and central heating systems a lot less. What’s more, it might seem obvious but this is the time to get the boiler serviced – rather than winter. This is going to be a preventative measure in nasty surprises cropping up when it starts getting cooler again and you can’t afford to not have your boiler on top form.
As previously mentioned, your boiler is working overtime throughout the winter. This in turn is going to potentially cause some general problems or at the very least, a bit of wear and tear. Hopefully, this won’t be the case, but having your boiler checked out in spring will prevent any issues escalating in the winter.
All this could even mean is just a simple case of replacing some parts or cleaning some of the elements of the boiler. The benefit is that these parts are now ready to work properly in the autumn and winter months.
Soot can build-up during spring
This is something that not a lot of people are actually aware of but soot build-up can be pretty common during the springtime. The reason for this happening is that when the temperatures increase due to the warmer weather, condensation which may have built up in the boiler mixes with this soot and then there is the possibility that it begins to erode specific parts of the boiler itself. This is an issue that can worsen over time, particularly if it’s left there over the whole duration of summer.
Moreover, when it comes to switching the boiler back on during autumn or winter, you could start to notice condensation affected in the heater exchanger. This is a crucial part of the boiler that is going to help stop the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, something that any homeowner needs to be mindful of.
Look out for any leaks
Leaks can happen at any time and unfortunately, they can catch you when you are totally off guard. Sadly, if it’s been an especially cold winter, it’s not uncommon for pipes to freeze and in turn, expand. This then forces them to come out of alignment and triggers them spit open when they are thawed.
If you just keep an eye on the seals of the boiler location around the edges, you will be able to get a clearer idea of whether the parts are in place and tightly connected still. Another good idea is to look out for any drips, even a tiny leak is going to need sorting out.
Be aware of blockages
If you are not paying attention to your boiler, the chances are you could experience a few boiler blockages without even realising it. A blockage becomes clear pretty quickly when central heating is being used. This is something that is pretty common, especially in early spring, either you are not going to be able to get any heat or the level of heat isn’t going to be what you were expecting it to be.
Scheduling boiler maintenance for spring
Do it as soon as you can
Once the season’s change and the temperature start to climb back up, book in a boiler maintenance appointment. This is the perfect way to prep your boiler for the summer when it’s going to experience a period of lesser usage. Moreover, if you do require repairs on your boiler, you will have lots of time to get them sorted prior to you needing it to be in working order by the time next winter rolls around.
Do it before winter
Plenty of people just wait until they are regularly using the boiler again to carry out maintenance work on it. This is foolish. Throughout these peak times, you may even end up waiting for a long period of time to be able to see a technician which of course is going to be less than ideal. The last thing you want is your home being as cold as it feels outdoors! As well as this, when you book in your maintenance outside of peak-demand days, you’ll be able to get more flexibility in terms of when you want to have your appointment scheduled.
Work with a reliable Gas Safe engineer
Boiler repair technicians will be able to help you with so many issues. They are going to know what signs to look for and how to fix the issue, no matter how big or small. Using an experienced engineer is going to give you the total clarity that this person has the knowledge and capability to get the job done well.
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