When the weather heats up and the sun comes out, the last thing on your mind is your boiler and central heating, but there’s still a few things you should do to keep everything in working order.

Turn your boiler on every now and then

We know your mind is more likely thinking about sun, sea and sand holidays, but your boiler does need thinking about too. It’s summer, so you don’t need your heating to keep you warm and you’ve probably turned your boiler off to save a bit of energy and money.

There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s also a good idea to switch it on once or twice a month. It will stop any dust building up and make sure everything’s working properly for when you need it the most.

Get it serviced

An annual service is like a health check for your boiler. It helps ensure all the bits and pieces are functioning properly, improves efficiency and reliability, can improve its lifespan and is also a requirement for warranty.

Summer is the perfect time to get it done, as heating engineers tend to have less work on. It means you’re more likely to be able to book an appointment at a time convenient to you. It also means you shouldn’t have to worry about any issues with your boiler when the temperature drops.

Replace it

If you’re thinking about replacing your existing boiler, the summer is the best time to do it.

As we’ve already said, heating engineers usually have a freer schedule during the summer, so it’s much easier to book the work in at a time that’ll suit you. Not to mention, when the weather’s alright, you don’t need to worry about not having any working heating during the boiler swap.

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If you’re on the lookout for a new boiler, take a look at our products page to find the best one for you. If you’re after a boiler service, we recommend contacting the Gas Safe registered engineer who fitted yours. But if not, you can always give us a ring and we’ll send out one of our team.