Here at Lancashire Installations, we know how important it is for your boiler to keep running efficiently and effectively. Boiler maintenance is essential to keep your boiler ticking over as it should. Although most boiler maintenance needs to be undertaken by a professional and qualified engineer, there are some things that can be done by the property owner. As a result, we have produced this guide to our top boiler maintenance tips that you can do yourself.
Get rid of dust and debris
Boilers can attract a lot of dust and debris. Whether you have a boiler cupboard, or a room with a boiler in, try and keep it dust free. If your boiler is stored in an outhouse, garage or attic, it needs to be free of debris. This is because dust and debris can build up over time and cause problems. Dust can affect filters and fans and eventually cause your boiler to break down. Consequently, you should regularly check your boiler for dust and debris, and try and keep it to a minimum.
The water level
Boilers require a minimum water lever. This will be noted in the boiler manual or guide. To continue to work efficiently and effectively, the water level of the boiler needs to be kept at the point at this level. Consequently, every property owner should monitor the water level regularly. A low water level can be a safety risk.
Check the pressure
The pressure gauge is normally found on the front of the boiler. This needs to be kept at one bar, where it would have been set at installation. Changes in your pressure can indicate a water leak. The pressure gauge is known as a common indicator of your boilers health.
Maintaining your boiler at home is an important task. The pressure gauge should be checked, the water level regulated, and it needs to be free of dust and debris. These steps can ensure that your boiler remains in working order, and will help you spot potential issues early on. For all your boiler advice or queries, contact us at Lancashire Installations today.