Top Tips for Maintaining Your Boilers [2020]

Maintaining your boiler is very important because it can prevent it from breaking down. Also, boilers that are regularly maintained tend to be more energy-efficient and can massively help reduce your energy bills. Here at Castle Heating Kent, we have put together a list of tips and tricks that you can consider to help maintain your boiler. If you prefer speaking to our qualified Gas Safe engineers instead, simply call us on 01634 247525


Service your boiler 

You should service your boiler annually, this ensures that it keeps running safely. A boiler service check will allow the engineer to test and inspect the components of your boiler and see if they are functional. Any parts that are in need of repair will also be repaired during the service check, so it does not break down on you when you need it the most. 

Bleed the radiators

You may have noticed that over time, your radiators are not heating up properly. The air in the radiators causes the bottom of the radiator to be warm whereas the top to be cold. You can fix this easily by bleeding your radiator. 

Simply get a radiator key, cover your carper to protect it and turn the key gently counter-clockwise. If you hear a hissing sound, that is the air escaping. Now close the valve back and check to see if the top of the radiator is warm again. 

Check the pilot light 

If the pilot light is blue, that means your boiler is fine. However, if you check and it is an orange or a yellow flame, that means that there is something wrong and you need to make sure to call an engineer as soon as possible. 

Turn your heating on regularly

People often turn their heating completely off during the summer, however, this can cause a bigger problem than you think. Keeping it running for a short month of time will help ensure that all components are working properly. 

Want to know more? 

If you would like to know more about how you can maintain your boiler, call us on 01634 247525. We offer a range of boiler services across Snodland, Gravesend, Maidstone, Rochester, West Malling and Aylesford.