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    How I can ensure my boiler is ready for the winter?

    Heating Engineers

    Do you have any advice as to how I can ensure my boiler is ready for the winter? Are these steps that I must hire a professional for?

    Asked by June on 10th Jan 2022
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    APL Plumbing & Heating

    "It is always worth having your boiler checked for any small problems which you can potentially stop turning into bigger and more expensive ones.

    A gas safe engineer will check the components on service and make sure it's in the best condition for the rigours of winter"

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    john ten heating and plumbing solutions

    "You need to hire a professional man or woman who would check the safety of the boiler against any gas leaks, carbon monoxide and carry out a boiler service, which may include all the radiators in the house are working and hot"

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Apr 2016 - report
    C&D Gas and Heating Service

    "Service with a Gas Safe registered engineer. And maintenances frequently"

    Answered on 14th Jan 2022 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    Ocean Field Gas

    "Get service and get him to change expansion vessel"

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    ABC Integrity Ltd

    "Please do get your boiler up to date by making sure they are serviced yearly by a qualified Gas Engineer.
    Check whether all your radiators are working."

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    RGM Heating & Renewables Ltd

    "We would recommend getting your boiler serviced once a year and if this hasn't been done for a while, getting a service booked in with a qualified Gas Safe engineer."

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Anthony Blundell

    "Get your boiler serviced and the gas service engineer will check if it’s all working ok for the winter"

    Answered on 11th Jan 2022 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Mayfair & Blackwell Ltd

    "Hi, you can do a basic visual check yourself.
    Check the pressure is within 1 & 1.5 bar combi boiler, no water dripping under the boiler or unusual noise while it is running.

    Open the hot water tap and check the flow is consistent and hot. If you have not had the boiler check or serviced for a few years and it is best to get an engineer to check and service it if required.
    Ensure you buy a CO alarm and have this fitted by the boiler, this is a safety feature that alerts you in case of carbon monoxide leaks.
    Hope this helps."

    Answered on 13th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Eddie Mingo Plumbing and Heating

    "The best way is to get a service done which should include both visual and physical checks as well as recommended maintenance tasks though it is important to realise that all modern boilers contain electrical components and just like your light bulbs these can go without any warning."

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    HydroGreen Heating and Gas Engineering - Birmingham

    "You will have to annually service the boiler, clean the magnetic filter and top up with an inhibitor."

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report

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