Boiler Maintenance Tips November 27, 2019 Your boiler is a very expensive appliance in your home, so you need to make sure you are looking after it correctly. A boiler that is cared for properly is one that will last longer and will work safely and efficiently. To help you out, we have created a guide explaining how to care for your boiler in just a few simple steps! Keep reading to find out more. Lag your pipes A good way to keep your system running smoothly is to lag your pipes before the winter. If your pipes are unprotected, they are at risk or freezing over and bursting, which can cause a wide range of problems for you. Pipe lagging can be brought for just a few pounds at any DIY store and can be slipped on in minutes. Switch your boiler off As the weather warms up, it is a good idea to switch off your boiler. This saves you money, as you will not be using energy unnecessarily. In the long run, this will be ideal for you, giving you extra money to spend throughout the summer. However, to ensure everything continues running smoothly, it is a good idea to switch your boiler on for at least 15 minutes per month. Issues usually occur during long periods of inactivity, so switching it on reduces this. Use our gas engineers Our gas engineers offer a few different services to keep your boiler in good shape. We recommend getting your boiler serviced each year, to look out for any problems that may have occurred in the previous year. This way we can find the problem before it becomes larger and more expensive to repair. We also offer powerflushes which are a good investment for when your system is in need of a boost. If things seem to be lagging, a powerflush is the best way forward. Need a gas engineer in Newton Abbot? Our team offer a range of boiler services across Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Torbay, Totnes, Dawlish, Exeter and Teignbridge. Some services we offer include boiler servicing, repairs and replacements. To find out more, simply get in touch with our team. To arrange a free quote today, give us a call on 01626 367618 or 07711 698735. You can also fill out the contact form on our website and we'll get back to you as soon as possible! We hope to hear from you soon!