You may assume that over the summer months you can turn your boiler off and forget all about it, however, this really isn’t recommended, we explain why.
Although you probably won’t need the heating on over the summer, we recommend that if you have turned your boiler off, turning it on every so often, to prevent the parts from seizing up. It’s worth turning your boiler on for a short burst every 3-4 weeks.
If you have an older boiler with a pilot light, it is worth switching it off to prevent the boiler burning gas, however, newer boilers tend to have a standby mode. Combi boilers often have a summer/winter setting, so you can set it accordingly. Systems with a thermostat can be turned right down with just the water set to come on.
The summer is an ideal time to get your boiler serviced. The service will ensure it is turned on, cleaned out, and any potential issues identified and resolved, during a season when it’s not vital you have it working. Come the autumn, most Plumbers are incredibly busy, being called out to emergency situations, where the heating is needed, however, is not working.
Annual servicing and safety checks are vital to the continued safe, economical and effective operation of your gas boiler and heating and hot water system.
At Carshalton Boilers our engineers work to a comprehensive boiler servicing checklist, ensuring your annual service is carried out to the highest standards. The service is composed of three main sections Preliminary checks, Boiler checks and testing and wider checks: To find out more check out our Servicing & Breakdown page.
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To find out more or to book a service call us today on 020 8395 8060.