With the colder seasons rapidly approaching, more and more people are starting to add clothing layers, drink hot beverages and dream about the not so distant hot summer nights. Temperatures drop outside and, in order to stay warm, you will have to turn on your central heating system. It seems like just yesterday you were begging for your A/C to freeze the entire place faster and now you are longing to wear only an oversized t-shirt around the house. If you own a boiler and need to know about its maintenance or, on the contrary, wish to purchase a new one, here is everything you need to know.
Repairing and maintaining older boilers
In general terms, boilers require a regular checkup every year or so. If your machine doesn’t make strange sounds, it doesn’t leak and you do not see anything wrong with it, you may skip a year from the maintenance scheme. But in order to avoid heavy reparations, make sure you know how to properly diagnose your boiler and report any particularity you seem strange. As a general rule, you will be required to drain the pipes and clear them but for more information simply go there.
Different types of boilers
If you are planning on buying a new boiler, bear in mind that there are various types. The most common ones are electric boilers, which are also the easiest to look after. They may not be as cost efficient as gas or oil boilers, but they will work better, smoother and for a longer period of time. It is important to identify the particular needs of your family before buying a new boiler to make sure you did the right decision. Ask a specialist or send several quotes to various companies until you find the answer that satisfies you completely.
General installation rules
Bear in mind that newer boiler models are thinner and slimmer than their previous counterparts, so you may not require as much room as previously for installing it. However, still make sure you place your boiler in a clean and ventilated room, away from any heavy furniture or crowded accessories.
What is the right price?
When it comes to your central heating systems, we suggest you do not restrain yourself from the cash. Quality costs but luckily boilers are long term investments which will pay off sooner or later. You do not need to buy the most expensive boiler in the catalogue either, but make sure you have enough money so that you will not end up paying even more for regular repairs or replacements.