Here's how to keep your boiler going longer
A boiler should be seen as an investment for your home, so it pays to make sure that you look after it. Before it’s time to get a new one, here’s everything you need to know about how to keep your boiler going for longer…
Experts in Heating in the Glasgow area, here’s what we have to say...
Ask yourself how old is your boiler?
Every boiler is different but as a general rule we would say that the average boiler lifespan is around 8-13 years if it well maintained. The reason why this can vary usually comes down to make and model, and how often it has had regular check-ups during its life.
Is servicing important?
Regular servicing not only helps a heating engineer keep your boiler working as efficiently as possible but it also helps to keep you safe. This is also a great way to talk to your engineer about anything that you might want more information on and what you can do to make sure that you are getting the most out of your boiler.
Here’s how to get the most out of your boiler
We recommend you get a good assessment of where you want to supply your heat. It’s all very well and good to say ‘everywhere’ but there might be reasons why that is harder in some places of your home than others such as poor insulation. Not matter how well your boiler works for you, if your home cannot keep the heat contained, all that hard work will be wasted. A quarter of a home’s heat is lost through the roof, so looking into the roof insulation could help many homeowners.
With that said, making better use of your boiler’s thermostat can also help. Most experts agree that the best home temperature should be set to between 18°C and 21°C. This will help you save money in the long run as the lower the temperature, the less fuel that will be used and this can save you up to £75 a year.
It’s also a good idea to make good use of a programmer or timer. You want to heat your house at times when you really need it. For the vast majority of people we would say that the most important times are before you have to get up for work or to get the kids to school. This means that by setting your boiler to start working about 20-30 mins before you expect to wake up, you’ll be able to feel the benefit of having your timer work for you the most.
Need help with your heating in the Glasgow area?
If you have any questions then we are here to help! You can get in touch with us through the contact us page and we’ll be happy to answer any questions that you might have about heating!