Friday Aug 12, 2022

Best ways to maintain your heating system

Our heating systems help to keep us warm in the cooler autumn and winter months and it is important to ensure that we look after the systems. There are lots of issues that can occur with boilers and overall heating systems and you can alleviate some of these by using a Cheltenham Boiler Servicing company like to give your system an annual service.

Here are some of the best ways to maintain your heating system and to reduce wasted energy and higher energy bills.

Boiler Settings

It is only in the depths of winter that you really need to be running your boiler at its highest setting. Otherwise, your boiler will be heating up water to very high temperatures unnecessarily and wasting energy as a result of this. A simple way to make sure your boiler is condensing is to make sure you do not set the temperature too high in your boiler. In order for the water to condense properly, the boiler should have a temperature of at least 70°C.

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By using a timer, you’ll be able to schedule when your boiler turns on and off over the course of a 24-hour period, so you don’t have to do it manually each time the boiler is turned on and off. It is also possible to set different times and temperatures throughout the week with the help of a programmer, which gives you even more options for when to have your heating on and off.

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Air can build up in your heating system and this can cause problems. It also means that your boiler is having to work harder to heat all the rooms in your home. You can rectify this by regularly bleeding your radiators, Make sure that you only do this when your radiators are cold.


Having your boiler serviced on a regular basis can help to identify any problems that may occur. These can often be rectified quickly, before they become a larger problem. A service will also allow the engineer to clean up some of the key components within your heating system. These services should always be carried out by a qualified and Gas Safe registered engineer.

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