Boiler Maintenance in Summer

TURN YOUR HEATING ON AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH > Whilst it may be the last thing on your mind during the heated summer months and the sun is shining, but getting into the habit of switching your system on every 3-4 weeks will get all the components of your system moving. Being inactive is one of the biggest causes of boiler failure when the cold weather makes an appearance and by doing this simple task it can prevent this.

BLEED YOUR RADIATORS AT THE START OF THE SUMMER PERIOD >  Even though your will more than likely not need to use your radiators during the summer months, it is best if they are bled thoroughly and the system pressure is checked afterwards. Any pockets of air left in the radiator systems could potentially be drawn into your boiler causing failures. Also, if any oxygen is left in the radiators this leads to hydrogen forming in the system which is a major contributor to the corrosion of steel radiator and boiler parts

HAVE YOUR BOILER SERVICE & GAS SAFETY CHECKS CARRIED OUT IN SUMMERTIME >  There are a number of benefits of having your system checked in the summer months, these include easier scheduling and shorter wait times for engineers. It can also provide the knowledge that your system has been checked before the cold weather sets in and everything is safe. It also means that if our engineer has advised that repair work or replacement work needs doing on your system, then it can be done in the summer months which is much more comfortable for you as a home owner than sitting in a cold house waiting for the work to complete.

TURN YOUR TRV (THERMOSTATIC RADIATOR VALVES) UP TO MAXIMUM > Whilst this may sound like a silly thing to do when the last thing you want when its in the high 20’s, your TRVs operational procedure is to shut down in warm weather, and if they have been turned down low and the heating system is then switched off for the summer there is a chance that they will become stuck in the off position. Whilst this will not affect you in the summer, when you come to turn your heating system back on you will find that the affected radiators will remain cold. To rectify this, at the very least you will need an engineer to unlock it, or at worst you may need the system to be drained for the affected radiators to be replaced.

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