We’re lucky to be having a good summer this year, so naturally, many of us will switch off our heating system to save some money on our gas and electricity bills. But what if we were to suggested that you need to turn it on occasionally?
You may think we’re a little crazy for suggesting it, but if you really think about it, it makes a lot of sense. You see, boilers are mechanical devices with valves, switches and electronics that need to be kept in good working order.
If you were simply to leave your heating system off all summer, then there is a chance that limescale could clog up the valves due to water simply sitting in them and not moving around. In addition, switches can corrode and electronics could simply stop working.
So we recommend that each week, you turn on your heating for a few minutes to ensure that your boiler and central heating system stay in peak condition. It doesn’t have to be for long, it’s simply for your peace of mind that everything is working and, of course, if something goes wrong, you can give us a call to get it fixed before autumn starts and you really need it to work again.
If you have a Nest or Hive controller installed, simply turn on the boost function for a few minutes then use the thermostat to cancel it again once your radiators start to heat up. It’s as simple as that.