Boilers are integral to the smooth running of everyday life. Similar to your car, your boiler needs to be serviced and maintained correctly and regularly. As a result, it will stay efficient, last longer, and help you maintain your routine. Here at K and M Maintenance we are boiler experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to inform you of the importance of looking after your boiler.

A New Boiler

Generally, a new boiler won’t break down as often as an older boiler. This is because of the improvements in technology, as well as the fact that it has had less wear and tear. In case of breakdown, a new boiler should be covered by a 7 or 10-year warranty. However, this is only applicable if you have had your boiler serviced regularly. Otherwise, your negligence may have voided the warranty.

Boiler servicing is essential

Whether you have a new boiler or an older boiler, boiler servicing is a necessary part of boiler maintenance. An annual service, from a professional, registered, gas-safe engineer is a must. The engineer can check all parts of the boiler, ensuring that they are running correctly, smoothly and efficiently. This can prevent a breakdown in the future. As a result, you will save time and money.

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Home maintenance

Keeping your boiler working also requires regular maintenance from yourself as the homeowner. In the summer months, you should turn on your central heating for 15 minutes at a time. Doing this once a month can make sure it stays in good working order. As a result, there is less chance of your boiler breaking down during the winter when it will be relied on much more.

In addition, you should regularly check your boiler pressure, which should be at one bar. Too high and your boiler could be working too hard. Too low and you may have a water leak. If in doubt, always contact a professional and qualified engineer.

For all your boiler needs, contact us at K and M Maintenance today.