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5 Tips to Prevent Boiler Break Downs & improve efficiency

Posted on by DG Contracting

With winter fast approaching, prevention is most certainly better than the cure when it comes to your boiler and central heating system. It’s always more difficult to keep everything at home running smoothly over the winter months. It’s a busy time but our needs are also more crucial at this time of year. This is particularly true for young children and the elderly. There are some things that you can do yourself to actively improve The energy efficiency of your home &heating system. Read on for helpful hints and tips from D G Contracting that you can implement before winter arrives:

  1. Address draughts with good quality excluders. These can be fixed to the bottom of the doors and around the letterbox in your home.
  2. Insulate where applicable, namely outdoor pipes (condense pipes on newer boilers).  Insulating tubing can be purchased at any hardware shop.
  3. Bleeding your radiators to remove any trapped air will allow hot water to fill all of your radiator, thus improving efficiency and providing more heat output.
  4. As everyone begins to use their boiler more with the approach of winter, Boiler servicing and good practice in maintenance will improve efficiency  and can help  prevent complete breakdowns.
  5. Manufacturers warranty’s on boilers require an annual service and the filling in of the benchmark book to keep the warranty valid

Please approach an experienced, Gas Safe registered company to carry out all servicing, repairs and installations. This is the only way you can guarantee the quality of the repair or new boiler and have that peace of mind. D G Contracting are experienced, fully qualified and have that public liability insurance you should expect from your contractor. You can be assured that work will be to a high standard and future proof.

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