What is Boiler Switch On Day?

Boiler Switch On Day takes place on the 18th of October and is seen as the most popular day for turning on heating systems that have spent most of their time out of operation during the previous months. Temperatures tend to take a substantial dip around mid October, which is why so many people find themselves using their boilers much more than they have during the weeks leading up to this point. Read on to find out more about Boiler Switch On Day and maintaining your boiler so it serves you well over the coming months.

Do you need to service your boiler?

Boiler servicing is essential if you want your boiler to operate to the best of its abilities. A boiler service normally takes an hour or so to complete, and you won’t usually be able to access hot water during this time. By having your boiler serviced, you can protect your warranty and ensure any important issues are identified by a professional. It’s wise to have your boiler serviced at least once a year.

Turn your heating on gradually

You can prepare your boiler for Boiler Switch On day by turning it on at least once or twice a month in the run-up to this date. This should stop dust, grime and other debris from building up and helps you avoid corrosion and breakdowns.

Turn the heat up slowly

It’s best to take the temperature up slowly. If you opt for too high a temperature, you may be wasting a considerable amount of energy and therefore money. Aim to turn your heating up by one degree at a time until the right temperature is achieved. Most people can achieve the comfort they need by opting for temperatures between 18 and 21 degrees.

Consider bleeding your radiators

If heat isn’t circulating around your radiators properly, they may need bleeding. Trapped air can build up over time, which can lead to issues with circulation. When your heating system isn’t working effectively, there’s a big chance you’re wasting substantial amounts of energy. It’s best to bleed your radiators at least once a year.

Purchase a smart thermostat

Smart thermostats enable you to control your home heating system even when you’re away from your property. With a smart thermostat, you can even control your heating via an app on your phone and turn it on when you’re on your way home so it’s nice and warm when you do arrive back.

How Ability can help

At Ability, we are here to help whenever you have an issue with your domestic heating system. We have been a leading player in our field for several years and can be counted on to put things right at the earliest opportunity when you do have a problem with your boiler, thermostat, hot water or radiators. You can reach us today by completing the form on our site or giving us a call on 01892 514495. Alternatively, you can send a message to info@ability.uk.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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