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Why Summer is the best time for Boiler Servicing and Repairs

By May 17, 2018June 12th, 2018Uncategorized

It might not seem like it but Summer is the best time of the year to have your boiler checked, serviced and repaired. It can also be the most convenient as it does not affect the need to keep warm whilst any work is being carried out.

Winter is the busiest time of the Heating Engineers calendar here at GW Power. They are out fixing frozen pipes, attending to breakdowns as well as the general installation work on new build projects. Waiting until your boiler breaks down will cause disruption by the fact that your heating is off at the time of the year when you need it to be on. Calling out an engineer for an emergency repair will also be more costly.

GW Power can provide Free advice and provide the following:-

Gas Servicing and Maintenance
Boiler Replacements
Boiler Service and Upgrades
Central Heating Systems
Radiator Valve Replacements
Gas Safety Inspections
Landlords Safety Checks & Certification

Investing in the latest technology can also bring long term savings in money, potentially upto £300 as well as reducing your carbon footprint by a third.


Mike Sylvester, Mechanical Contract Manager at GW Power said “By servicing or replacing a boiler during the summer, before winter sets in means that you run a much lower risk of a boiler breakdown in the cold months”

Mike also recommends the following for your heating system over the summer:-

Periodically turn your heating on in summer. Leaving it on prevents it seizing up.
Invest in having your service carried out.
Consider replacing your old boiler if it’s over 10 years old.
Have your insulation checked that it’s ready for winter.
Check the flue and condensate pipes are not obstructed.
Call an engineer if you suspect any minor issues as it could be dealt with now easily and save money.
Make sure the thermostatic valves are opened regularly and in working order.
Bleed the radiators to remove trapped air.

All of the above recommendations aside, the best thing to do would be to contact GW Power-Safe for some advice and arrange a Free no obligation survey for you.