Boiler Maintenance Tips

Boilers are expensive appliances, so you need to make sure you care for your current model as well as you can. While boilers may seem complicated and hard to understand, there are a few simple maintenance tips that anyone can follow! Keep reading to find out how to care your boiler!


1. Bleed your radiators

Bleeding your radiators helps to keep your system working efficiently, preventing your boiler from working harder than it needs to. You can bleed your radiators in minutes, and it only requires an old towel and a radiator key. Cold spots are caused by trapped air in your system, so you need to bleed your radiators to release this air.

2. Lag your pipes

Your outdoor pipes have the potential to burst in the winter months if it is cold enough for them to freeze over. Again, this causes your boiler to overwork itself and will lead to a very costly repair. To protect your pipes, you simply need to slip on some ready-made pipe lagging. It can be brought for just a few pounds and fitted in minutes, offering years of protection.

3. Check your boiler pressure

Keeping an eye on your boiler pressure is a good way to be one step ahead of any problems. The ideal pressure is between 1 and 1.5 bar. If you notice the pressure gauge fall below this, you will need to top it up using the instructions from your manufacturer. If it regularly dips, you may need to call out a gas engineer to take a closer look.

4.  Service your boiler

Getting your boiler serviced each year is the best way to maximise its lifespan and keep it working for as long as possible. Servicing helps to make sure it is working safely and efficiently, as well as finding any issues while they are still small. This reduces the risk of a breakdown and saves you money in the long run!

Need a boiler repair or service in Perrybarr?

We offer a range of boiler services, such as repairs, replacements and servicing, covering a 10-mile radius of Bloxwich. This includes Perrybarr, Walsall, Cannock, Bloxwich and Aldridge.  Are you looking for a team to help with your boiler maintenance? Look no further than our gas engineers! We are always on hand to help, so don't hesitate to get in touch. Simply give us a call on 01922 712 440 or email us at owengasservices@gmail.com. We hope to hear from you soon!