How to maintain your boiler this Spring April 28, 2022 With the weather expected to improve during Spring, it is important to start getting your house ready for the Summer, this includes your boiler. The reason for this is that your boiler has worked extremely hard this winter, and now is the perfect time to ensure that your boiler is ready for the warmer months. Read through our blog to find out more or get in touch with our team by calling us on 01634 247525. What do I need to do to maintain my boiler? Are there any leaks? Over time, boilers may develop a leak, which happens often after the winter months. When the temperature warms up, the cold pipes expand and might burst, resulting in leaks. As a result, check any of the seals surrounding the boiler to ensure that everything is still properly linked. We recommend listening for any noises that may signal an issue, requiring the assistance of a gas safe licenced engineer. While the chances of a problem are low, the sooner you identify it and fix it, the less likely you are to have major issues. Check your radiators Just as your boiler; your radiators are just as important. When it comes to maintaining your central heating systems, make sure all radiators are dust-free and check for any cold spots or signs they are experiencing an issue. We also recommend bleeding your radiators to release any trapped air or get it power flushed to get rid of any dirt and debris. Turn the temperature down With the weather slightly warming up, it provides an excellent opportunity to lower the setting on your thermostat. The reason for this is that the warmer temperatures help keep your home stay warm and lower your heating costs. Lowering the temperature by even 1 degree will have a significant impact on your total heating costs. Have you considered a new boiler? Has your boiler been causing you a lot of issues this winter? It could be time for you to start considering getting it upgraded. There is a wide range of boiler brands available and various types of models to meet your needs and requirements. To find out which boiler is right for you, get in touch with our experts today by viewing our contact details down below. Get it serviced If you have not already, get your boiler serviced. Servicing your boiler during Spring is the best time to ensure it is running as it should. It is also highly recommended to service your boiler in the Spring because heating engineers are less likely to be busy and are able to book you in at a time that suits you. During a boiler service, heating engineers test your boiler to ensure it is running safely as well as keep an eye out for any issues that may arise. When you hire a heating engineer to service your boiler, make sure they are Gas Safe registered. The reason for this is because Gas Safe registered engineers have completed all the training they need to ensure they deliver safe gas work. Choose a Gas Safe Registered Engineer Our Gas Safe registered engineers are available throughout Gravesend, Maidstone, Rochester, West Malling and Aylesford. If you need any assistance with your boiler, please get in touch with us by calling us on 01634 247525 and we will be happy to help. We hope you choose Castle Heating Kent for any boiler services that you may require.