Sometimes your boiler might being trying to tell you that something isn’t quite right. When that happens, it’s important that you listen so here’s a few things you need to look out for when it comes to your boiler…
Is it making strange noises?
If your boiler has started to make noises then that usually means that something could be wrong and you should take the time to get a better idea of what’s going on. It can be difficult to express exactly how something sounds but there are a few sounds that we’ll try to generalise that you should keep track off.
Whistling noises tend to be cause by something known as kettling. It could also be down to trapped air somewhere inside of your system. Kettling is something that you might already be familiar with. Kettling tends to occur from a build up of limescale near the heat exchanger in a device. and if it turns out that there is a buildup of trapped air somewhere in your system and is a very simple fix for a heating engineer. Your heating engineer will also be able to tell you how the situation occurred in the first place and put things in motion so that it doesn’t happen again.
If you start to hear loud banging noises, then this may also be a sign of of kettling from within your system. If a blockage develops from within the system that limits the flow of your water can cause some of water to rise and expand and that can be the cause of the loud noises that you have been hearing.
Is it costing you money?
If you don’t keep an eye on the settings that you use then it might be that your boiler isn’t working as efficiently as possible which means that it could be costing you more money in bills than is actually necessary.
There’s a few things that you can do to make sure that isn’t happening. The first is to make sure that you keep your boiler at a reasonable temperature. It might sound elementary, but the easiest way to save money is to keep you boiler at around 19-21 degrees. From there, as tempting as it might be to turn up the heat to warm yourself up quickly, the best thing you can do is wear more layers of clothing, as your boiler won’t heat up quicker by turning up the thermostat. It will need to fire up and reach those higher temperatures which won’t get you warm quicker.
Don’t forget to make good use of a timer as this is one of the easiest ways to keep your bills down. The reason that it pays to get used to understanding how your timers work is that it means that you’ll be able to feel the benefits of the heat your boiler is creating when it really matters.
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