Boiler Maintenance Tips

Here are Tips & Tricks from Gas engineer in Glasgow for your Boiler maintenance

Typical combi boiler On average should last between 10-12 years, but, there are some tricks  you can maximise the life of your combi boiler and make sure you really get the most out of your boiler.

How well you treat your boiler is the key of your boiler lifespan and it is greatly depends on it.

If taken care of your boiler properly Iit can last over 15 years. In this article, VK gas plumbing teach you some ways that you can give your boiler longer, efficient life. check out our Heating service..

1. Annually Service Your Boiler

It seems your boiler service appear to be an unnecessary expense each year, but it is really is an essential measure to ensure your boiler is operating efficiently and safely to increase the life of your boiler.

By servicing your boiler, even small issues can be dealt and identified with before it turn into large and more expensive problems. Also you need that to keep your boiler warranties valid invalid by prove you have had an annual service carried out by a Gas Safe engineer.

If VK gas plumbing fit you a new boiler then we send reminders when your boiler service is due for maintenance.

2. Magnetic Filter Installing

A magnetic filter is a device made of either plastic that connects or metal to the pipes in the Gas central heating system. The magnetic filter is strong enough to pick up the sludge that gradually builds up within the pipes over time, preventing it from entering the boiler, so it give your boiler longer life and help to make it inefficient. If you fit a magnetic filter, you will benefit from a number of results such as:

3. Central Heating Inhibitor Usage

It is a chemical compound used to prevent sludge build up from rust, dirt, limescale and other debris that forms in pipes and radiators, it will keep system to run efficiently and smoothly. The chemicals in the inhibitor break down these minerals before they can become sludge.

Preventing rust buildup and sludge is an essential part of prolonging the boiler’s life as over time they can create blockages which prevent the water passing through properly, if do not clean then it can cause even more damage when removal is attempted.

4. Power Flush The System

if you use a central heating inhibitor regularly or if you have a new boiler, then won’t need a power flush, but, if you have not maintain your boiler over the years and a buildup of sludge has occurred, you will need a power flush.

A power flush on average, need to be performed every 4 to 6years to keep boiler run well and efficient, but sometimes are signs that can look out for that VK Gas Plumbing will let you know when the time has come. Below are signs that central heating system needs a power flush:

5. During Summer Run The Boiler

During the warmer summer months, people think they no longer need to use the central heating. well, Gas engineer in Glasgow not recommending to leave it that long without running your central heating.  Because if boiler remain in active for a few months, the system can become stagnant and develop blockages, which lead to breakdowns and issues.

This is why you should run your boiler at least once during the summer months to prevent breakdowns which could shorten your boiler’s lifespan.

6. Insulate Pipes

Frozen pipes during the winter is one of the most common problems Gas engineer in Glasgow encounter. Not only that an inconvenience but also a risk of Gas pipes bursting when they thaw due to the way in which the ice causes the pipe to expand.

Insulating Gas or water pipes is not too hard task which involves lagging Gas pipes in areas such as garage and loft. By lagging Gas and water pipes, it minimise the heat loss and keeping the cold out, and it wont let the water freez and all pipes stay safe from bursting.

Having burst pipes fixed and prolonging the system’s lifespan will cost a lot more than lagging pipes which is much more affordable.

7. Bleed Radiators

somethimes your hear noises from your radiatiors, its because air can get into the radiator and caus air bubbles, it can reduce the efficiency of the boiler. If you bleed your radiators it can make sure system is running effectively and efficiently.

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