4 Summer Boiler Maintenance Tips

It might seem like your boiler doesn’t get much use in the summer compared to winter, but that isn’t necessarily true. For example, in Belfast hot weather (which you may remember took place around 1846), people take more showers – because they are warmer and because they take part in more sports or other outdoor activities. One in five people shower more than once per day in the summer compared to one in ten in the winter. Whether you use your boiler a lot or hardly at all during summer, it’s important to keep your boiler well-maintained all year round so that it’s always working whenever you need it. Here’s how:

1. Take cooler and shorter showers

to minimise the strain on your boiler.

2. Turn on the heating

just for ten minutes or so every once in a while, as leaving the system switched off for a long period of time can cause your boiler to seize up and put your pipes at risk of corrosion.

3. Check for fault warning signs

such as leaks, cracks, unusual noises, and black sooty marks so that you can detect any problems and get them repaired quickly.

4. Get your boiler serviced

in the summer to ensure it’s still in great shape after work hard last winter – and ready to go again during the next one.

A boiler service with Belfast Gas will keep your boiler in tip-top condition throughout the summer and ready for winter. If you need a boiler service call us on 0800 054 1186 or contact us online.