Energy Saving Advice [Spring/Summer 2022]

The spring and summer months are the best time to properly inspect your central heating at home. With energy prices at an all-time high, you'll be wanting to do all you can to ensure that you're not spending excessively on central heating in 2022. Keep reading our blog post to gain some useful advice from the Bog Standard Plumbing team.

Keeping on top of your central heating helps to maintain your boiler while keeping energy costs as low as possible while ensuring everything is in good working order. Continue reading our expert advice, or call our heating professionals at 0330 113 2248

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How can I keep my boiler in good working order throughout spring and summer?

Begin by turning down the thermostat. 

When the weather warms up, so does your house. This means your boiler will not have to work as hard, and all you have to do is reduce the temperature by 1 or 2 degrees. This will keep your home warm while also saving you money on your energy expenses.

Book a boiler service.

We rely less on our boilers in the spring, and as weird as it may sound, now is the greatest time to have your boiler serviced. This time of year is quieter, and you'll be able to go many days without putting on the heat. This ensures that your boiler is ready when the weather becomes cold again, eliminating any unforeseen problems or malfunctions. Now is the time to make a reservation for a boiler servicing with Bog Standard Plumbing and Heating.

When you schedule a boiler service with one of our Gas Safe qualified experts, we will carefully examine your boiler to ensure it is working correctly and to search for any possible problems. If any problems emerge, we will make every effort to resolve them so that you are not left without heating or hot water, especially when you need it the most. We strongly advise you to use a heating engineer who is Gas Safe registered. This is because this shows that they have received all of the essential training to ensure that they conduct safe gas work.

Radiators need attention as well as boilers!

While you may not think so, radiators require some upkeep, too! During spring and summer, not only does your boiler require care and maintenance, but so do your radiators. To make them seem clean, start by cleaning away any dust that might have settled on top of them. Then, bleed all of your radiators to help eliminate any trapped air that is stopping them from working properly. Additionally, sludge may have collected inside your radiators over time, which would be best resolved with a power flush.

Book a powerflushing service

If you've discovered that your boiler is producing sounds or that your radiators have cold patches, a power flush is a quick and simple solution. Not only will your heating be restored, but sludge will be removed from the system, allowing your radiators to heat up properly once again.

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Stay vigilant for any leaks or strange noises 

Boiler leaks may happen at any time, although they are more likely in the winter. Pipes may freeze, expand, and rupture as the temperature rises, resulting in leaks. We advise that you can check the seals surrounding the boiler to ensure that everything is still securely connected. Boilers tend to make some strange noises when they are not functioning efficiently as well, so keep an ear out for these and contact a heating professional if you hear any banging or whistling.

Consider investing in a new boiler.

If your boiler does not appear to be working well and you are spending a lot of money on repairs, it is time to start thinking about buying a new boiler. With so many possibilities of different types and models, as well as finance offerings, a new boiler isn't as pricey as it once might have been...