How to Keep Your Boiler in Good Condition During Winter

Knowing how to care for your boiler in the winter is important, as it means you are protected from any unexpected breakdowns. The winter is when you need your boiler the most, so it is vital you know how to keep it running as it should! Keep reading to find out our top tips.

Check out your manufacturers guide

We understand this isn’t going to be the most thrilling of reads, but it is the best way to get used to your boiler. Every boiler will operate slightly differently, so reading your specific guide can help you to get a better understanding of how your boiler works.

Keep an eye on your boiler pressure

Ideally, you should be checking your boiler pressure regularly, to make sure it doesn’t drop too low. When your boiler is running smoothly, your pressure gauge will read between 1 and 1.5 bar. Any lower than this and it will need topping up, using the instructions given by your manufacturer. If it regularly seems to drop too low, it may be worth getting it checked out by a professional. Our team are always there to help.

Insulate your pipes

There is a potential for your exterior pipes to freeze over in the winter, so it important you lag them with correct insulation. Pipe lagging can be brought in a ready-made roll and can be slipped over your pipes in just a few minutes. For just a few pounds you can protect your pipes from potentially freezing and bursting.

Bleed your radiators

It is often necessary to bleed your radiators every few winters, to keep them heating evenly. You will know you need to bleed your radiators if they have cold spots, caused by trapped air. It is simple to learn how to bleed them and it can be done in just a few minutes- helping your home to feel warmer, faster.

Need a boiler service in Chichester?

Our team offer boiler servicing across Bognor Regis, Chichester and Littlehampton. Once you know how to care for your boiler, for yourself, it is important that you take the steps to keep it running all year round. This includes boiler servicing once a year!  To arrange your free quote today, give us a call on 07899964237 or email us at  enquiries@sussexheatingcare.co.uk. You can also check out the contact form on our website and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.