411homerepair.com

Help Your Boiler to Help You This Winter

by Guest Post on Nov 1, 2011

As the weather starts to get colder, most people start to think about setting up their central heating systems properly, and adjusting the thermostats so that the house is nice and warm when they get back from work.  What they really don’t need is to return to a cold house, courtesy of a broken down boiler, yet that’s exactly what happens to thousands every year.  If you don’t want to be one of those statistics, then the rest of this article will give you a couple of ways to avoid the problem and help you out if the worst happens.

The first thing to do is to keep your boiler used, even if only occasionally.  That’s not hard to do during the summer months anyway as you’ll still be needing hot water for washing, but you need to remember that the central heating system also needs to have water moved around it occasionally.  This keeps the pump working and will give you an early indication of any problems, such as a failing pump or leaking pipes that will land you in trouble at just the wrong time.

Secondly, boilers should be serviced every year and have it done during the summer because doing it at this time gives you two benefits.  The main one is that it prepares the boiler for winter when it will be working hard, and allows time for any faults to be detected and sorted out.  If new parts are required, you can probably manage without a boiler for a few days when the weather is warm, but you don’t want to be doing that when it’s cold and the chances are that you’ll have to wait longer than anyway, as parts could be in short supply and the engineers will be busy.  A second reason, but no less important especially if you are on a tight budget, is that you’ll often get discounts and promotions on services and repairs during the summer months.  Engineers aren’t as busy then and want to attract business, so they cut prices whereas in winter when everybody wants them, they can charge and get what they want.

However well you keep your boiler maintained, though, you may still be unfortunate enough to suffer a breakdown during a cold snap.  This is why it is a good idea for everybody regardless of how old their boiler is to have an insurance policy that covers boiler breakdowns, as these ensure a guaranteed and faster response and of course mean you aren’t left out of pocket.  It also removes some of the hassle and stress, as you only need to speak to the insurance company and they’ll then arrange for an engineer to visit, rather than you having to do all the chasing about.

Latest Articles

The Appeal and Longevity of Natural Oil Finishes for Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors exude warmth, character, and timeless appeal in any home. To preserve and enhance these qualities, choosing the right finish is...

on May 17, 2024

Understanding Indonesia’s Real Estate Investment Laws for Foreigners

Indonesia, with its stunning landscapes, deep-rooted cultural heritage, and renowned hospitality, has emerged as a top destination for foreigners...

on Jan 25, 2024

Real Estate Development in Asian Cities

In many Asian cities, the rapid pace of urban development has led to the decline of historic districts, areas once teeming with cultural richness...

on Jan 25, 2024

Shower Envy: Elevating Your Bathroom with a Stunning Walk-In Shower

Are you tired of the same old routine in your bathroom? It might be time to consider a change, and one way to elevate your bathroom to a new level...

on Jan 22, 2024

Exploring Crowdfunding as an Innovative Approach to Real Estate Investment

The landscape of property selling has been transformed significantly due to the advent of property crowdfunding. This innovative approach,...

on Jan 10, 2024

Actions

More DIY Articles

Get on Top of Things

I’m talking about DIY here because I’m one of those people who will fix things when the problem arises because otherwise, I’d leave it all until so...

Interior Design / Decor

Concrete Laying Tools

After the preparation work on any given surface begins the grueling task of laying concrete, well, that is now a redundant statement. There is a...

Tools / Woodworking

3 Ways to Prepare Your Lawn for Fall

The end of summer marks the beginning of your lawn fading from vibrant green to dormancy after Labor Day. But lawns require treatment and care as...

Garden / Landscaping / Patio

Auto Locksmith - An Affordable Solution for Lost Car Keys

In a fast and busy life, most everyone prefers to have his/her own car. No doubt, it is the best way to be at ease in your location. The problem...

Hire Contractors / Estimates

Why You Need to Maintain Your Mission HVAC System for Proper Heating and Cooling

Thankfully, the days of living without air conditioning and heating are gone. Today, numerous home buyers buy existing houses while others build...

HVAC / Air Conditioning

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2024