On average, a gas boiler should last between 10-15 years before it needs to be replaced. If in the past you’ve found that your boiler can barely reach the minimum, we’d highly recommend reading the rest of this post. We’ve uncovered some basic tips on how to extend the lifetime of a boiler for all of our customers across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and beyond.
Turn on the central heating during the summer
This initial recommendation might seem like a strange suggestion. As homeowners we look forward to the summer because it means we can switch off our central heating and save some much needed pennies on our energy bill before the winter returns. However, we’d recommend turning the central heating on during the summer. We don’t mean turn it on all day, every day, but rather a couple of minutes, maybe once a month.
Why? As the boiler functions at a low rate, grit slowly begins to accumulate on the boilers pump, which if left to build up over time will slowly begin to infiltrate the central heating system as a whole. If this happens, the central heating might struggle or might fail to turn on completely, resulting in the need for a costly repair. This is particularly evident in older central heating systems. Avoid this issue by turning the boiler on for just a couple of minutes.
Turn off the central heating during the winter
Again, this recommendation might also seem strange, but we don’t mean turn off the central heating all winter, we’d recommend to turn it off whilst nobody is in the home and to set it to a constant temperature that is ideal for your home. Not only will this stop the boilers parts from being placed into overdrive, it will allow you to save some money on your annual gas bill. We’ve previously published a post on previous other energy saving tips, you can take a look at that here…
Annual boiler service
Similarly, we’ve already covered the benefits of boiler servicing in a previous post, but to summarise in the context of this post, a regular boiler service can be useful for checking that all parts are working as they should be and as such, can be useful for avoiding a costly boiler repair. We offer our boiler servicing services throughout Ripley and the rest of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Is your boiler due a repair?
It’s important to be able to spot the signs of an imminent boiler repair. Signs might range from strange noises to other more obvious signs like low water pressure and no hot water. If the signs are missed and the boilers condition is left to worsen, you might be forced to seek an expensive replacement.
If you would like to get in touch with us and talk to us about anything boiler related, please do so by filling out the contact form on the contact page of our website or by giving us a call on 07817 855739 or 01773 690906. We’re based in Ripley, but cover the whole of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire; we’ll look forward to hearing from you soon.