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    Maintaining Your Hot Water Boiler In Winter

    Maintaining Your Hot Water Boiler In Winter

    Before the winter months arrive, you should do a few things to ensure that your boiler is working correctly when you need it most. Below are a few simple steps that will help you to ensure your boiler heating system is safe and ready to keep you warm this winter.
    Inspection for your residential boilers
    A hot water boiler is a tank that is heated and stores your water in order to supply your home heating needs. It is important to maintain your water boiler so that it can continuously supply the home
    To help keep your hot water boiler in a good condition, have the boiler inspected once a year, usually we recommend that this be done in the autumn months, for any of the necessary repairs. An inspection on the unit can include tightening fittings, cleaning the vents and inspecting gas lines.
    Check your boiler filters
    Another way that you can maintain your boiler in winter months is by keeping the air filters of the unit clean and free of anything that could possibly block the heat. It is often found that dirt buildup can cause the system to overheat and prevent efficient operations. You should check your filter on a monthly basis before it can restrict your heat during the colder months.
    Do not close your boiler heating system’s registers
    Your boilers vents, also called registers, should never be closed. This can assist in diverting the heat to some rooms but not all of them. It is recommended that the vents should not be opened more than 20%. If all of your vents are closed, you may notice that there is a significant change in the temperature during the colder months. Your water boiler will then not be able to maintain the heat evenly if the vents are not properly set.
    Get the best thermostat for your home water boiler
    To ensure that there is an even distribution of heat throughout your home, getting yourself a programmable thermostat could be quite helpful. It is possible for your boiler system to break down if it is constantly trying to keep up with the different temperature settings. Homeowners can set a programmable thermostat at optimal temperatures, and schedule them throughout the day.
    At Combustion & Heating Systems, we aim to offer an efficient and competent service through our experienced staff. For more information on our heating systems, visit our website on combustionheating.co.za.

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