How to Keep Your Boiler Going Strong All Winter Long


As the temperatures are steadily dropping, it is once again the time of year to start giving your boiler the attention that it needs. After all, you don’t want to be in a situation where you are left without hot water or heating throughout a colder winter’s night. The good news is that at Nonpareil, we are still working hard throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to keep your boiler running strong.


There are a few things that you should consider doing to ensure that your boiler is set and ready to stand up to the chill of winter this year. By being proactive, you can avoid mishaps or breakdowns that would otherwise result in some colder days for your household.


Here are just a few things that you can do to ensure that your boiler runs as it should all winter long.



Have It Serviced


First and foremost, you should always have your boiler serviced annually. Fall is the best time of year to have this done as it isn’t too cold just yet and you can have any outstanding issues addressed before the chill of winter truly sets in.


Make sure that you have your service scheduled well in advance of winter so that your technician can come out and make any necessary adjustments and boiler repairs. This is arguably the most proactive step that you can take to ensure that your boiler runs strong throughout the winter. At Nonpareil, we are ready to schedule you in for your annual boiler service at your earliest convenience.




Routinely Inspect It for Leaks


For many people, a boiler is an appliance that is out of sight and out of mind. You likely pay more attention to the thermostat in your home than you do to the actual boiler. However, it is important that you give your boiler a visual inspection on a routine basis. You should be looking out for a noticeable build-up dust as well as any signs of leakage.


Leaks are particularly important to pay attention to as they can be indicative of a bigger problem. Even if all you notice is a leak as opposed to pooled or dripping water, you should give your technician a call to come and have a look. Not only can leaks mean that you have an issue with your boiler but standing water can also result in mould and mildew growing in your walls or wherever your boiler is housed.



Bleed the Radiators


As the main conductors of heat throughout your home, you also need to check on your radiators from time to time. Bleeding them can be a helpful step in making sure that your entire heating system, boiler included, is ready for winter.


Throughout the year, it is possible for air to get trapped in your radiators. This can result in an uneven distribution of heat and might even cause your boiler to work harder to heat your home. Bleed your radiators before winter arrives to make sure that everything is working as it should.