When the winter strikes, there’s nothing more important than a warm, comfortable and secure home. This is why it is so important for people to ensure that their boiler is ready to keep them warm in advance of winter – while people with boiler cover will see an engineer within 24 hours of the time they make a claim, those who haven’t protected their boilers may find that they struggle to get an emergency repair within a reasonable length of time, as engineers across the UK have full schedules in the coldest months of the year.
British households typically switch their central heating on in October. You may not realize that a fault has developed in your New Boilers Preston until you turn it on just before winter, and by this point, it may be too late for you to receive a prompt repair.
Therefore, we advise you to check that your boiler works while the weather is still relatively mild. You don’t need to use it for long – just turn it on for long enough for your radiators to heat up.The best way to nip boiler faults in the bud is to arrange a boiler service we arrange this for people on certain boiler breakdown cover plans typically in the seventh month of their plan.
If you can get your boiler serviced before the winter strikes, then you can identify and resolve any problems with it in a timely fashion. The last thing you want is to have no central heating or hot water on a freezing winter morning!
Landlords are legally obliged to arrange and gas appliances every year. Although there are no similar requirements for homeowners, we recommend that every residence receives a gas safety check annually. A boiler engineer may be able to identify problems with your thermostat and timer during your annual boiler service. Your thermostat may be located in your cellar, attic, or next to a window – there are a lot of areas in the home that are typically cooler than the rest of the house, and if your thermostat is in these areas, your central heating might switch on when the property is already at a comfortable temperature. Errors and defects with your central heating timer can also make warming a house more difficult than it needs to be. Water is unusual in that it expands when it freezes. This means when the weather drops below zero degrees C, the standing water in your plumbing system can freeze, expand, and break your pipes.