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Winter Boiler Maintenance Guide

Updated: Feb 2, 2023

Keeping your boiler in check can seem complex at the best of times - let alone against the backdrop of winter. So with this in mind, during the cooler months, here are a few things you should know about keeping your boiler in the best possible condition.

Take a look at your thermostat

It's great practice to have a look at your thermostat. This is to make sure it is working properly and when winter rolls around, that you're not stuck in a sticky situation or more specifically, a cold home.

Keep your boiler clean

Keep your boiler clean - this may sound unrelated to making sure it works well but giving your boiler a clean every time you use it can prevent dust from settling on it. It may not sound like a big deal, but this is something really simple that you can do that makes a big difference. Never attempt to clean the interior of the boiler yourself – this task should always be left to a qualified engineer.

Have a look for leaks

A basic visual inspection will certainly give you a clear idea as to whether your boiler has any cracks or whether it could be leaking. Common signs for this tend to include rusting or oxidisation of the pipes, as well as this, look out for any puddles or evaporated water within the boiler shell.

Make sure your boiler is in use

If your boiler is inactive for long periods of time - this can be an issue down the line. It will be much more likely to develop issues over time. It's advisable that even during the summer months that you use your boiler for short intervals to prevent this issue.

Here at Gastech, we pride ourselves on being one of the most reliable heating and plumbing companies in South Wales. Established in 1986, we have decades of experience and expertise behind us. Contact us today to find out more.

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