Making sure your Boiler is ready for the colder nights ahead.

As autumn kicks in, the days become shorter and the colder nights set in.

It’s best to be prepared and to ensure your heating system is in working order.  We would advise switching on your Boiler now before these colder nights hit so that you can identify any problems early and get help quickly, if required.  This way you can be assured that your heating system is well set up to keep you and your family warm when you need it most.

As the colder days come in we will of course get busier and busier. We always say prevention is better than cure, if you notice anything amiss about your heating system its better to get on to us sooner rather than later.

A few tips we would recommend:

  1. Switch on your Boiler:
    A quick check to ensure that your boiler is turning on without any problems.
  2. Check for Gauge Pressure:
    Your boiler pressure gauge should read between 1-2 bars. If less than 1, you should top up your system’s water. Check again a few days later to see if the pressure has remained stable. If not, contact an engineer.
  3. Check your Radiators for sufficient heat:
    Air blockages can cause your radiators not to heat up evenly (i.e. the upper part of the radiator not being as warm as the lower part) and, consequently, lead to your home not being as warm as you might like. It is fairly common for bubbles of air to become trapped in the heating system, especially with older systems. Bleed your radiators if this is the case – see below for steps to bleed your rads.
  4. Check for error codes during system boot-up:
    Check whether your boiler display panel shows any fault codes when switched on. Error codes could signify a problem with fuel supply (gas, oil), pressure problems or a malfunction of electronic components.
  1. Servicing your Boiler:

One of the best ways to ensure that your Boiler is ready for the colder nights is to ensure that it has an up to date service by a trained Engineer.  A Boiler service will help to keep your boiler in the best possible condition and keep it running as reliably and efficiently as possible. 

Your engineer will be able to check the condition of the Boiler and will be able to identify if any parts are worn or damaged long before they can become a risk.  This will optimise the performance and safety of your Boiler.

How do I bleed my radiators?
Turn your heating on
Identify which radiators need bleeding
Turn off your central heating
Open the fill valve on system
Put a towel or bowl beneath the bleed valve on the radiator to catch any leaks
Slowly open the radiator bleed valve
Bleed the radiator
Make sure to close the fill valve when complete

*If you think your Boiler needs a service give us a call today 049-8543066 / 01-4851890 or email

We have a team of dedicated Engineers that specialise in this.