News articles - 2018

Check your home is winter ready

Date: 10 September 2018

Our guide to making sure you're prepared this winter.

Check your home is winter ready

You might not feel like putting the heating on now but checking your boiler before the winter hits is a great idea. That way, we can sort any problems before it becomes an emergency.


Your boiler isn’t the only important thing to check as winter starts to arrive. Make sure your whole home is prepared by checking the following:


Turning on your heating for even an hour will give you the chance to see if everything is working as it should. Test your thermostat as well to make sure it is turning your heating on/off effectively. Also, check your boiler’s pressure (if applicable). If the pressure is too low the boiler will not operate. On a combi boiler the pressure should be between 1 and 2 bar. (Click here to see how it's done).


As you start to use your boiler more during winter, it would be wise to test your CO alarm.


Lastly, make sure you are paying the right amount. You don’t want an extortionate bill this winter, so making sure you are on the right deal might save you more than you think. Energy checking sites such as USwitch can tell you the best deal and give you an idea if you’re paying too much.


Remember! If everything isn’t working as it should, tell us as soon as possible so we can get it fixed before the weather turns.

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