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Spring Clean Your Boiler & Heating

We are well into spring, however we tend to forget about our boilers and heating as we enjoy the sunny days outdoors and fill our faces with Easter eggs. Whilst it is great to enjoy that extra income from low energy bills for the next few months, we need to stay prepared when it comes to colder weather fronts during Spring.

We’ve put together some handy tips to spring clean your boiler and make sure you’re prepared come rain or shine. Here’s how you can spring-clean your boiler and heating to ensure you’re prepared for whatever the British weather has in store.

Adjust your heating timers.

If you made adjustments to your timers over winter, it’s a good idea to check the heating still only comes on when you need it to – particularly now the clocks have gone forward. By regularly reviewing and adjusting these settings you can make additional savings.

Turn off individual radiators.

We often forget about rooms we don’t use on a regular basis so make sure you aren’t wasting money heating them up. You should also check the radiator temperatures in your main rooms if these were set higher during the winter freeze.

Get your boiler serviced.

Regular servicing should always be done to ensure that your boiler is safe, running efficiently and isn’t going to break down when you need it most.

The spring is always a great time to service your boiler as it’s just after winter, which is usually when you will have had it working its hardest to heat your home.

A boiler service is not a quick job however regular servicing will make your boiler last longer and work more efficiently – the engineer will want to inspect and clean the boiler thoroughly to discover if there are any underlying issues or damaged components that require a repair.

If you have any queries about how you can spring clean your boiler and heating speak to Emilio, call 07730 369620 or send us a message using our contact form.

Do You Need A New Boiler for Your Home?

Buying a new boiler is an expensive and complicated process at the best of times – let alone against the backdrop of your old boiler breaking down suddenly in winter. To help make it easier for you, our quick guide rounds up the main things you need to consider when buying a new boiler.

With a typical boiler installation costing anywhere between £3,000 and £5,000, here are top four things you need to know before you take the plunge and sign on the dotted line for your new boiler.

1. Size for Your House

Choosing the right boiler size will ensure that your house is warm enough and that you have sufficient hot water whenever you need it without spending any more than you have to on your energy bills.

The particular size of the central heating boiler you require will primarily depend on how many radiators and bathrooms you have, and how many people are there in your house. This is actually something the heating engineer will help you with.

2. Boiler Expert Should Be Gas Safe Certified

Make sure that the selected installation technician is Gas Safe certified. Provided that you choose a trustworthy and reliable heating system engineer with positive reviews, they will be an incredibly helpful source of advice and information when choosing a new boiler.

They will also make sure that the system conforms with current building rules, and can provide you with all the paperwork to prove this. When choosing the right boiler for your house, you will have a system in place which is less difficult to use and will be more affordable to run.

3. Boiler Brand You trust

Quite simply, the cheaper and reliable your new central heating boiler is, the less unexpected expenses you are likely to fork-out on costly maintenance.

Research before you buy and ask about the experiences of boiler users with specific boiler brands so you have a proper understanding of which brand you should buy. Never risk being left struggling with freezing cold homes or cold showers by buying the least expensive boiler, the question why they are so cheap even in a winter season, the answer is they are mostly lower quality systems with lower manufacturing standards.

4. Benefits of New Boiler

The energy saving trust estimates that a central heating boiler is responsible for 60% of your household energy bills, so having a more efficient boiler can make a sizeable difference to your bills. Most new condensing boilers are A rated which means their efficiency is 90% or more.

If you have any queries about how you can save money on your heating bills this winter speak to Emilio, call 07730 369620 or send us a message using our contact form.

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