How To Increase The Lifetime Of Your Boiler

After installation, a gas boiler should last anywhere between 10-15 years, but that’s only if it’s looked after. If your boiler barely lasts the minimum term, we’d highly recommend reading the rest of this post.

Annual boiler service

Ensure that you get your boiler serviced at least once per year. We’ll uncover all of the benefits of boiler servicing in more detail in our next post, but in the context of this article, a regular boiler service can ensure that your boiler is operating at it’s optimum running efficiency and that all parts are operating as they should be.

An annual boiler service is the easiest way to ensure that your boiler meets the average life expectancy; boiler servicing is a service that we offer throughout Stevenage, Hertfordshire and all of the surrounding areas.

Switch on the central heating during the summer months

This suggestion might seem strange and it might sound like we’re trying to increase the price of your gas bill, but if you have an older central heating system and are concerned about the lifetime of your boiler, we’d urge you to turn on the central heating during the summer months. We don’t mean keep it on all day, rather, turn it on for just a couple of minutes once a month.

Why? When a boiler operates at a lower standard than normal, grit begins to accumulate on the boilers pump, which if left to build up over time will infiltrate the entire system. If this happens, the central heating and boiler will struggle to turn on and you might be in for a costly repair.

Switch off the central heating during the winter months

We understand how tempting it is to keep the central heating on during the winter months, but we’d urge you to turn it off when possible. Instead of keeping it on all day, we’d urge you to set the heating to come on maybe an hour before you’re due home and to set a constant temperature whilst you’re in to stop the parts being placed into overdrive.

Don’t attempt boiler repair work yourself

Unless you are a Gas Safe Registered heating engineer with all of the appropriate tools, please do not attempt to fix a broken down boiler yourself. The best way to ensure that your boiler lasts beyond a repair is to hire an engineer that has built a career on installing and repairing boilers and get them to fix it instead. We’d urge all of our customers to ensure that they check the credentials of the engineer and ensure that they are Gas Safe Registered. If not, your property could be at risk.

If you would like to get in touch with us regarding a boiler service or would like us to install a new boiler that will last the next 10-15 years, please give us a call on 07877 178 198 or 01438 518368 or fill out the contact form on the contact page of our website. We offer these services throughout Hertfordshire, Stevenage and all of the surrounding areas.