Now Summer is here this can be a time that most of us forget about their boilers, gas systems, plumbing and heating. However, summer can be an essential time to prepare for the next winter, for example, boiler servicing and gas safety checks are essential all year round and should be done each year to maintain a safe and efficient boiler, heating and gas system. Here are a few tips on what you can be doing this summer to get on top of your systems...
Always run your central heating over summer
During the summer months you should always try and run your boiler and heating system at least once a month. The is a good way of preventing, the pump and diverter valve that circulates fluid around your radiators becoming seizing up. By running your boiler this will get all the hydraulic bit moving. Inactivity is one of the main causes of boiler breakdowns so be sure to run your boiler this summer.
Boiler servicing and gas safety check
Summer is perfect time of year to have your boiler serviced and gas safety check carried out. The benefits to having a boiler service and gas safety check done during this time are that there are generally shorter waiting times as usually people only think about this aspect of their home during winter. Additionally, it can make it easier for boilers to be checked and services thoroughly without the pressure of the cold weather. By getting a boiler service in summer, you could avoid annoying boiler breakdowns in the winter.
In summer, washing can seem endless and so it's important to give your washing machine a break and check the washing machine hoses and overall condition. It’s best to ensure that your machine is still functioning correctly as many rubber washing machine hoses are said to need replacing every 3 years.