How to Prepare for a Cold Weather Snap

Is It Time For A Winter Boiler Service

It is time for a winter boiler service? We think so, as heating breakdowns during winter can spoil your Christmas. You can reduce the risk of this happening by booking a winter boiler service from L&W Plumbing and Heating, your trusted local central heating engineers.

Is It Time For A Winter Boiler Service?

In our winter gas safety inspection, a Gas Safe qualified L&W Heating engineer tests your boiler pressure; checks it for unsafe emissions at the flue; checks out all of the controls to ensure they work; visually inspects the boiler’s condition and either issues you with a CP12 inspection certificate or warns you if s/he has any concerns about its safety.

If your boiler has not been used much during the summer, it could fail when it is first called into action in the winter. A lot of problems that may cause a winter boiler breakdown are actually identified during an annual boiler service. So, a winter boiler service makes your boiler more efficient and could save you money as gas bills reach their highest levels ever.

Common Winter Boiler Servicing Problems

  • Automatic air vents frequently fail. If this happens you see dripping water or even limescale build up on the exterior wall.
  • If limescale has built inside the pipework it causes fluctuations in your hot water temperature from your taps.
  • A blocked pressure relief valve can cause water to drip from the vent pipe outside.
  • Pump failures can be caused by a sludge build-up. They precent the entire central heating system from working.
  • If the diverter valve has failed, your boiler may stick on its hot water or central heating setting. Turning on the hot taps may make the radiators heat up, and tap water comes out lukewarm.
  • If your radiators are hotter at the top but cold at the bottom, your central heating system may need to have a Central Heating Power Flush.

L&W Heating and Plumbing

To book your boiler safety service this winter, call L&W Heating and Plumbing today.

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