Just like a car, a boiler needs to be well maintained in order to keep it operating at its best. Spring and Summer is the perfect time to make sure it’s in tip top condition. If you are doing DIY or jobs around your home this bank holiday, follow these tips to help prevent any stressful moments later in the year when the cold weather returns!

Check the system pressure

Occasionally you may need to top up your heating system to maintain optimum performance. If your boiler pressure is below 0.5 bar then generally it’s too low and you need to increase the pressure. If it’s between 1 and 1.5, you can sit back and relax.

Bleeding a radiator

A radiator should have a relatively even temperature throughout. If your radiator is hot at the bottom and cold at the top, this could mean it has air trapped in it and needs bleeding. Here’s a step by step guide on how to bleed a radiator. If it‘s the other way round (cold at the bottom and hot at the top), sludge or contamination may have built up in your radiator and you might need your system cleaned.

Researching smart controls and thermostats

Are you looking to improve the efficiency of your heating system and keep bills down to a minimum? With most of your energy bill going into keeping your home warm, the better your heating system efficiency, the lower your energy bills. Researching modern heating controls and thermostats, such as smart controls and TRVs can help your boiler run more efficiently and have trouble free operation.

Lastly, don’t forget to book your annual service to make sure your boiler is running as efficiently and safely as possible. If you have a Worcester Bosch boiler and you are unsure whether your product is covered or how long until it’s guarantee expires, check out our free Worcester Bosch Guarantee Length Tool.

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