As the summer and warmer weather approaches, most of us will turn off the central heating as the natural ambient temperature is enough to keep us and our houses warm. However, completely leaving your home’s central heating system alone for months at a time could see you facing a broken heater once the cold weather comes back around. To avoid a chilly house at the beginning of Autumn, take a look at our guide on how to keep your central heating in good condition during the summer. Obviously, you don’t want to leave the boiler running all summer, wasting energy and money when you don’t need the heat. However, leaving it off for the entirety of the warmer months could lead to a sudden breakdown when you next turn it on as the temperature drops. The simplest way to help avoid this is to turn the boiler on once a month. It only needs to be for a few minutes – just enough to slightly warm up the radiators and get the system briefly running – so there’s no need to worry about the cost.
Check upsAs well as the monthly switch on, it’s good practice to do some check-ups of the central heating system throughout summer so that there’s no nasty surprises when you next need the boiler on. A good place to start is a thorough check of all the pipes and taps, inside and outside the house. Next, checking that all the valves still work will make sure there’s nothing wrong when you come to install some new appliances or try to isolate part of the central heating system at any point. Something else to consider in the summer is boiler replacement. If your boiler is at the end of its run and needs upgrading, get it done in the summer rather than waiting for the winter, when the replacement will leave you with a cold house when you need the heat the most. There’s also a greater risk of breakdown the longer you leave an old boiler, so getting it done as soon as possible during the summer is the most convenient way to go.
Ignis HeatingFor help with these checks and any other services to keep your central heating running over the summer months, get in touch with Ignis Heating. We offer all of the checks and services mentioned in this guide and more, should you need any assistance with your central heating systems over the summer months and beyond. To get started with our services, get in touch with our friendly team today, or visit our website for a full list of our services.