How To Ensure Longevity Of Your Boiler System

How To Ensure Longevity Of Your Boiler System by Greener Homes

For most, ensuring the longevity of your boiler system is a must. With a boiler being a very expensive outlay, it is important that it is not something you have to replace regularly. To do this however, there are some methods and things you have to consider. At Greener Homes we are specialist heating engineers with a vast array of experience within our industry. In our latest article we take a look at how to ensure the longevity of your boiler system. 

Why Is It Important?

Understanding the reasons behind why you may want to prolong the longevity of your boiler is just as important to what you can do to ensure this happens. A boiler is one of the most used appliances within your home, which also means it has the capacity to breakdown due to use. Alongside this, having a system installed is also one of the most costly pieces of equipment that you must have. Therefore, prolonging its lifespan is very important to reduce overall outgoings.

What Can I Do?

As a homeowner or even a landlord there are many things you can do which will help to ensure overall boiler health. Some of these are remedies in which you can take on yourself, but most will require the skills and knowledge of a registered heating engineer. Some of the things you can do include the following:-

Annual Servicing 

Annual Servicing is one of the best ways in which to ensure the longevity of your boiler. By having an annual service you are committing to continuous maintenance and in depth checks which will help to eliminate any breakdowns or costly repairs. Most heating engineers whilst conducting a service will remove the outer casing of the boiler, check the inner workings and also ensure all pipework is free from obstruction.

Outside of this, annual servicing is a great way to limit costly repairs as well as ensure that your boiler runs as efficiently as possible. Regular checks in this case are very important to maximising your boilers longevity.

Utilise Maintenance Techniques (Powerflush)

The use of maintenance techniques is a great way to ensure that your boiler has a healthy lifespan. Most maintenance methods work well alongside annual servicing to ensure that all points are covered. A Powerflush is one of the most common maintenance methods that are used today. This is mainly due to its simplistic and easy to conduct nature. 

A powerflush is designed to rid your pipework of any sludge, debris or harmful build up that may cause the boiler to not operate at the level in which it needs to. Over time boilers will have a build up of these things due to how they are used. This means that it is likely at some point your boiler will be less efficient. If you are carrying out the servicing on an annual basis then you will only need to have a powerflush completed every 5-8 years. It is also very useful for removing any contaminants if you are having a new system installed.

Ensure All Components Are Working 

A boiler is made up of many components. If they are to break are not maintained this is when issues can arise. All of the pieces inside your boiler work hand in hand to complete the whole system. One of the most common components that fails is the pressure gauge. The pressure gauge is vital to ensuring that pressure is correct within your overall system. 

Having a faulty pressure gauge can mean that it is hard to rectify any issues that may occur. Most boilers will have an optimum pressure in which they need to work at. Without being able to see if that is the case, boilers may be overworked or under pressure with both meaning issues arising.

Prepare For All Weathers 

Your boiler is one of the most used pieces of equipment in your home, this means it needs to be ready for all weather conditions. Most importantly is the winter. During the winter your boiler is stretched to its limits being used to heat the home more often as well as used to heat more water. When the temperatures sink to be really low, this is when you can end up with frozen pipes. 

To remove this from happening insulating your pipework needs to happen. This can be done relatively cheaply using materials from your local DIY store. This will allow the water to travel freely around the pipes and not freeze if temperatures drop below zero.

To Conclude

By exploring what you can do to benefit the longevity of your boiler system, you are already on the road to making sure this is the case. How to ensure the longevity of your boiler system is a key focus point for many, and looks to continue for a long time. At Greener Homes we have a vast array of experience working with residential and commercial clients on their boiler maintenance requirements. For more information on our services please do Contact Us.