Winter has Arrived- 8 Tips to Get your Boiler Ready for Winter

Winter has arrived in Scotland while your boiler has taken a break over the hot summer months. You need to get your boiler ready for the winter months. 8 tips to get your boiler ready for winter will be discussed. It is recommended to use our boiler services in Scotland. There are several tips to prepare your boiler for winter. You could also invest in a new boiler. There are various heating grants in Scotland where you can qualify for the installation of a new eco-boiler in your home. Essentially you need to be a home-owner, be on a benefit scheme and then you can upgrade the efficiency of your home. You also need to insulate your underfloors before the eco-boiler can be installed free of charge. Heating grants in Scotland are easy to access and our boiler services team can install your boiler for you free of charge. There may be a small contribution fee to the installation. 8 tips will be discussed below to get your boiler ready for winter.

1.     Do a test turn-on of your boiler

By turning on your boiler you can check your heating before the cold weather really sets in. This is the ideal time to see if your boiler is healthy enough to withstand the cold winter months and provide some warmth for you and your family. If you are on a heating grant in Scotland you can still do this simple test by yourself to determine if your boiler heats up as it should. 

2.     Insulate your boiler’s pipes

If it is possible, insulating your pipe system can give thermal support to prevent the pipes from freezing, reducing the risk that your boiler fails on you. You can use insulation to protect your pipes from cold exposure.

3.     Check your radiator

Touch your radiators when the heating is on. Check if they are cold towards the bottom. This may indicate trapped air in the radiator. If this is the case you can bleed your radiator and this should solve the problem. If the issue continues, this could mean there’s sludge build-up which could affect the heating system, as a whole, in a big way. Power flushing or simply cleaning the radiator should alleviate this problem. If you have a heating grant in Scotland and had an eco-boiler installed the boiler services team will test your radiator after installation to ensure it works.

4.     Check your boiler pressure to make its sure it’s functioning properly

Most boilers come with a boiler pressure gauge. By looking at it quickly, you will see if the pressure is in the red or green, in the range of 1 and 1,5. If the pressure is reduced, it will negatively affect the hot water moving through your heating system. If the pressure is too high, you will need to bleed the radiators. If the pressure is on the low side, try using the refilling loop that will increase the pressure which should help. Should your boiler be temperamental, it’s time to make use of our boiler services in the Scotland area. With your heating grant in Scotland you can access the free eco-boiler and have a brand new boiler for winter.

5.     Buy a carbon monoxide alarm

If carbon monoxide leaks, it’s very serious indicating a problem with your heating system. The alarm could save lives so it’s a good idea to invest in one. If you already have one check it works by using the test button.

6.     Check for any thermostat faults

You need to make sure your thermostat is responsive. If you suspect it’s faulty, try replacing the batteries. If that doesn’t work get a professional to check it.

7.     Clean your boiler

In some cases a quick clean of your boiler can get rid of dirt and debris that affect its functionality. Keep safety in mind when you clean your boiler. You should arrange an annual service. A professional can find any problems that you may miss, ensuring issues are resolved with your boiler. The annual service also makes sure your boiler is gas safe to protect you and your family. If a problem arises before the annual service is due it is recommended to get a technician out to check it. 

8.     Invest in a new boiler

Even if your old boiler works well, investing in a new one can improve the energy efficiency of your home. Our boiler services team based in Scotland will install your eco-boiler after you insulate your floors. Having access to a heating grant in Scotland allows you this opportunity. You will reduce the energy bills in your home. 

Using the 8 tips to get your boiler ready for winter

Firstly, you need to do a test turn-on of your boiler to see it heats up. You can insulate the pipes to prevent them from freezing. Check if your radiator is working. You can bleed your radiator or power flush it to resolve any issues with the radiator. The boiler pressure needs to be checked and if your boiler is temperamental it may be time to invest in a new one via our boiler services team in Scotland, with access to a heating grant. Buy a carbon monoxide alarm to keep your family safe or if you have one check it’s working. Your thermostat needs to be working properly, so monitor that. Order an annual service and clean of your boiler to ensure it’s running correctly. You can invest in a new boiler to have a more energy efficient home by using our boiler services team for quick and easy installation. Get ready for winter by assessing your old boiler for faults or invest in an eco-boiler for a warmer, more energy efficient home.

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