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Your boiler keeps your home warm and provides you with hot water too. When autumn and winter start to creep in, you need to know that you can keep your home warm throughout the colder months. An efficient boiler is a must if you want to rely on your central heating and not have to deal with any problems in the middle of the winter. Before it gets too cold, you should check up on your boiler and do what you can to make sure it’s as efficient as possible. Not only will it keep your home warm but it will help you to save money too.
Service Your Boiler
Start by having your boiler serviced so that you know any potential problems have been dealt with. Regular servicing for your boiler should pick up on any issues that need to be repaired, ensure the pressure is optimal, and various other things that get your boiler working at its best. If you book a service once a year, you can prevent any problems from developing too far and leaving you with costly issues to fix. If you have a gas boiler, get a Gas Safe engineer to service it for you.
Get Radiators Working Efficiently
Your central heating works as a system, so it’s not just the boiler itself that matters when it comes to efficiency. You should also be making sure that your radiators are working well. One of the most important jobs that you might need to do is bleeding your radiators to make sure there is no air trapped in them. If everything is working well, you might only need to do this once a year or so. If you feel any cold spots in your radiators, especially at the top, it’s probably trapped air preventing the hot water from filling it up properly.
Check Your Fuel Situation
Whether you have a gas or oil boiler, it’s a good idea to consider your fuel source if you want to improve efficiency. For gas boilers, compare your supplier and tariff to others to make sure you’re getting a good deal. It’s also smart to have a gas safety check carried out. If you have an oil boiler, check that you’re getting your heating oil tanks from the best place. It’s always worth periodically comparing the prices available so that you know if you’re spending too much or if you’re getting the best deal possible.
Upgrade Your Boiler
Sometimes the best way to improve efficiency is to upgrade your boiler to a newer one. Boilers only last so long, and an older one could be doing more harm than good. If your boiler isn’t very efficient or you’re having to get it repaired too often, installing a new boiler might be the better choice. Compare the cost of a new boiler with what it could cost to keep running an efficient boiler that often needs to be repaired.
An efficient boiler helps you to save money and keeps your home warm when you need it most.