Just like any other appliance in your home, there are ways to take care of your boiler to ensure it continues to work at its peak. Not only will this help you save money on your energy bills, but you'll also be able to sit in a warm and comfortable home without having to worry about the possibility of your boiler breaking down.
Our Top Tips for Efficient Boiler Performance
At East Midlands Boiler Servicing Ltd, we want to help you keep your boiler running smoothly and efficiently. Here are our top tips for maximum boiler performance:
Use your thermostat mindfully
Instead of cranking up the thermostat every time you feel a chill, we advise you set it to a consistent, steady temperature (usually around 20 degrees Celsius is ideal) - this will help avoid unnecessary energy usage.Don't forget to turn it off completely when you're away from home for maximum efficiency!
Bleed your radiators
Air can sometimes get trapped in your radiators, hindering your boiler's ability to heat your home. Bleeding your radiators annually helps release this air, thus allowing hot water to move freely and your boiler to work less hard.
Insulate your pipes
Any exposed pipes in your home can lead to rapid heat loss, so make sure to insulate them where you can to trap the heat and ensure it reaches your radiators, without getting wasted along the way.
Book an annual service
Servicing your boiler at least once a year will help keep it running as smoothly and efficiently as possible, catching any minor problems before they potentially turn into a full-on major and costly breakdown.
Let light in
Keeping your curtains and blinds open to let in the sunlight can be a great way to give your home a bit of extra heat and ease the pressure of your boiler. Strategically placing your houseplants in spots that get lots of sunlight during the day is also a great idea, as they'll radiate the heat back out at night!
How old is your boiler?
A boiler usually has a lifespan of 10-15 years. If your boiler is past its prime, an upgrade to a newer, energy-efficient model might be your best bet. While the initial cost is higher, the long-term savings on energy bills can be significant. Consider exploring condensing boilers, which boast higher efficiency ratings.
Keep your boiler running efficiently
If you need the help or advice of a gas boiler expert, East Midlands Boiler Servicing Ltd is here to lend a hand. Call us today at 07727663791 or 01773691000 to schedule your annual boiler service or have a discussion about upgrading to a more efficient model.