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Essential Boiler Maintenance for Spring

Given that the weather is likely to improve now that it's almost Spring, it's now time to prepare your home for the new season, this includes your boiler. Your boiler has served you well throughout the winter, so now is the best time to make sure it's ready for the spring and summer months.

So, what do you need to do to get your boiler ready for Spring?

Reduce the Temperature

As the weather begins to warm up outside, your home starts to become warmer too, so it is a great chance to reduce the temperature on your thermostat. Even if you decide to adjust the temperature by 1 degree, it will make a big difference to your overall heating bills. 

Check for Leaks and Abnormalities

As your boiler has been working extremely hard during the winter, there is a possibility that it has developed a leak, which happens frequently after the winter months. When the weather warms up, the cold pipes expand and can crack, resulting in leaks.

As a result, check any of the seals around the boiler to ensure that everything is still properly connected and working correctly. Keep an eye out for any noises, since gurgling or bubbling sounds may signal an issue that needs the assistance of a Gas Safe registered engineer. While the chances of a problem are slim, the sooner you identify it and fix it, the less likely you are to have major issues.

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Get it Serviced

Getting your boiler services now will ensure that you don't have any unpleasant surprises next winter. It is simple and quick to schedule a service, and it will ensure that your boiler is safe.  Make sure you hire a Gas Safe registered engineer to service your boiler, to find out if your heating engineer is qualified, simply ask them for their Gas Safe ID.

Check the radiators

Your heating system is made up of more than just your boiler; your radiators play a vital role as well. As a result, you should inspect and clean all radiators to ensure that they are clear of dust. After that, bleed them if you know-how, to confirm that any air is expelled and that they are working properly. There's also the possibility that they'll become clogged with dirt, requiring flushing.


Dirt and sludge can cause your heating system and your radiators to function properly. Radiators will feel patchy or cold to the touch as a result of this. A flush will remove all of the sludge and debris from your boiler system, allowing it to run more effectively.

Consider a new boiler

If your boiler has been giving you issues during the winter and has been costing you a lot to get it repaired, now is the time to start thinking about upgrading it. With a variety of options available, you might discover that a new boiler isn't as expensive as you thought. To begin, speak with an engineer who will be able to offer guidance, but a new boiler could make a significant impact on your home.

Speak to an engineer in Birmingham

Speaking to an engineer is the best way to ensure that there is nothing wrong with your boiler. Our qualified and professional heating engineers are available across Birmingham, Redditch, Studley, Alvechurch and Bromsgrove. Simply call us on 07976 271 681 or send us a message using our contact form and we will be happy to help with any boiler maintenance services that you may require.