Boiler Maintenance Tips [2021]

Nobody wants to have their boiler break down, especially as we get closer to the winter months. However, did you know that by just giving your boiler proper care and attention and maintaining it in good working order, you may avoid a boiler failure or other defective issues? 

You could, believe it or not, boost efficiency and lifetime by doing so! In this blog post, we've compiled a list of the finest boiler maintenance techniques to keep your boiler in good working order. Give us a call on 07595 726546 if you'd like to get in touch with us as soon as possible about our boiler services.

Maintenance Recommendations for Boilers 

Here are a few boiler maintenance techniques to keep your boiler in good working order. Remember that these are only general maintenance advice, and if you believe your boiler requires the services of a professional gas safe heating engineer, you should engage one as soon as possible if your boiler is in critical need of repair.

Consider your options for power flushing. 

Power flushing may be exactly what your boiler and central heating system requirements. Heating engineers execute this service, which can have long-term consequences for your central heating system. The procedure includes clearing out the sludge, rust, and debris that have accumulated in the system. You can increase the lifetime, efficiency, and maybe save money on your energy bills by deleting this. 

TPS Heating provides a power flushing service to remove any limescale and debris that has accumulated in your radiators over time. We cover Maidstone and the nearby areas of Medway, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, and Ashford. 

Don't leave your boiler turned off 

Of course, as the weather improves and the sun shines, we turn off the boilers because the warmth is no longer required for a long time. Also, if your boiler is a combinational boiler, all you have to do is switch off the heat while keeping the hot water running. However, you should try turning on your boiler for roughly 15 minutes every month during the summer to avoid problems as the weather begins to cool in the colder months of the year.

Lag your pipe 

The boiler's external condensate pipe can freeze when the temperature drops below zero during the colder months of the year. As a result, the boiler will cut out as a safety precaution. There are a few solutions to this problem; one is to melt the ice by pouring warm water over the pipe. Consider insulating the pipe ahead of time to avoid it from ever freezing when winter arrives. Finally, you might want to keep the heating on a low setting to avoid it freezing when it gets chilly.

More Boiler Maintenance Suggestions 

There are a few more maintenance recommendations worth mentioning, such as maintaining high pressure as boilers do not work correctly on low pressure and might lose pressure over time, causing them to run inefficiently. Another recommendation is to bleed the radiators to keep them in good working order, and to get the boiler serviced once a year.

Do you require our boiler services in Maidstone? 

Why not contact us if you require boiler installation, servicing, or repair in Maidstone and the surrounding areas, including Medway, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, and Ashford? 

Our phone number is 07595 726546, and we can be reached there. You can also contact us using our website's contact form or via email at

We hope you will choose us to assist you with your boiler needs and look forward to hearing from you!