How To Improve Boiler Efficiency Maintaining a high boiler efficiency is essential to keeping your heating
and energy bills low. However, if you are unhappy with the current condition
and performance of your boiler, making improvements can be difficult.
& Son Plumbing & Heating provide a range of boiler services. We make
sure both oil and gas boilers are in great condition to offer fantastic boiler
efficiency. Annual Servicing
Annual servicing is perhaps the best way to maintain and
improve boiler efficiency. Regardless of whether you have a new or old boiler,
regular servicing will make sure there are no issues that are detected within
the boiler and if there are issues, they are immediately dealt with and
This should always be carried out by a Gas Safe registered
engineer to ensure the work is completed correctly and your boiler is in the
best condition. Without annual servicing, your boiler can easily begin to drop
in performance, leading to more frequent repairs being needed and potential
replacements if the condition continues to worsen. An annual servicing should
always keep the boiler's efficiency high and your bills low.
Topping Up Pressure
The pressure of your boiler can drop even just a small
amount and still hinder your boiler's efficiency. However, this is very easy to
correct whether you require an engineer to do this as part of a servicing or
you would like to do it yourself.
For your boiler efficiency to be high, your pressure gauge
should read around 1.5 which demonstrates your boiler is in healthy condition. If
it is not at this pressure, you should try changing it to assist in improving
the boiler efficiency. Your pressure will differ depending on the boiler model
and manufacturer you have so it can be best to contact an expert for advice or request
To restore the right pressure, you can switch the boiler off
and allow to it cool, checking both ends of the filling loop are secure before
opening both valves so cold mains water goes into the system. This can be done
until the gauge returns to 1.5.
Boiler Cleaning & Power Flushing
Whilst this may not be part of your regular cleaning routine,
boiler cleaning can be very beneficial to improve the boiler's performance,
maintain its condition and assist with efficiency. By making sure the boiler is
clean, you prevent dust and dirt from getting into tubes and pipes within the
boiler that could become clogged up.
Whenever you clean your house, you should provide your
boiler with a clean as well. This ensures it is well maintained before any servicing,
remaining clean with high efficiency. If general cleaning does not work in
improving efficiency, power flushing is always a more thorough alternative. If your
appliances do not get hot quick enough, it could be due to sludge in your pipes.
To prevent any cold spots from continuing, power flushing is a dependable
Purchase A New Boiler
Whilst there are several tips and tricks you can rely on to
improve the efficiency of your boiler, it may come down to the model and
manufacturers you used simply not being good enough anymore. If this is the
case, you should always consider a high-efficiency new boiler model to offer
fantastic performance throughout the year.
Using a quality new boiler model should provide you with
fantastic efficiency and durability, especially if you use other tips to
maintain the condition and performance of the boiler before it becomes worn and
drops in performance.
If you would like more information regarding the services we
provide or how to improve boiler efficiency, contact Mark Hinton & Son
Plumbing & Heating today. You will always receive a fast response,
organising a suitable time to visit your property. Call us today on
880 017 or
fill in our
07778 481 570
form to make an enquiry.