Any boiler needs to be well cared for, for it to remain productive, and efficient for a long period of time. This usually involves simple general maintenance tasks, but these few minutes of your routine could help to prevent a full boiler breakdown in the future. And this becomes increasingly important in the winter months. So what are these tasks? And how can they help? Well, here at Mark Vernon Plumbing and Heating, we are leading Worcester Bosch boiler experts, and this is our guide to everything you should know about Worcester Bosch boiler care in winter.
Looking after your Worcester Bosch boiler this winter
To look after your Worcester Bosch boiler in winter, you should regularly:
- Check the pressure gauge- this is a small gauge on the front of your boiler that will show the boilers pressure. During the installation of the boiler, the pressure gauge would have been set to 1 bar. This should be checked frequently to make sure your boiler is operating effectively. A boiler that is losing pressure, or gaining pressure, could be a showing signs of an ongoing issue.
- Check for dust and dirt- dust and dirt can be a problem for any boiler. This is because any dust or dirt that gets inside the boiler can interfere with the internal components like filters, as well block pipes and lodge onto heating elements. Any foreign bodies that creep into the boilers system can reduce performance and output.
- Listen to your boiler- If you boiler is making odd clunking noises, when it has already heated up, or it is whistling almost like a kettle, this could be a sign that your boiler has an issue with limescale build up. As a result, it will not be performing efficiently, and well need to see a professional.
- Check the thermostats- a broken thermostat will not send the right signal to the boiler, which usually results in cold rooms. In winter, this becomes particularly noticeable, when your room fails to reach the desired temperate. To prevent this, make sure you check your thermostats are working, and have these fixed in time for the winter weather.
For more information or advice about your Worcester Bosch boiler, get in touch with the experts today, here at Mark Vernon.