With the temperatures soon to drop, the number of call outs to broken (mostly frozen) heating systems will rise for us here at Waterworx. Below, we have our top three tips to keep in mind as cold weather approaches!

Annual boiler services – Essential ✅
Gas safety checks are the best way to avoid boiler breakdowns. Boilers should be serviced every year in order to ensure that they are safe and efficient.

Insulate your pipes – Recommended ✅
When the weather drops below zero, standing water in your pipes can freeze, which can block up your plumbing system. As water expands when it turns into ice, frozen pipes are also particularly likely to rupture and break. Pipe insulation is a simple, cost-effective solution to this problem.
Similar to boiler services, plumbing insulation will not only reduce your likelihood of home emergencies, but will also improve the energy efficiency of your central heating and save you money in the long-term.

Check the pressure – Recommended ✅
Take a look at your boiler’s water pressure to see if you need to re-pressurise your boiler, or if you need to call out an engineer to take a look at it. If the pressure is too low, you may be able to bring it back up to the right pressure without any difficulty, but if it is too high, you might need to speak with a Gas Safe engineer.

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