How to get your boiler ready for winter
06 October 2022
Check your boiler pressure
Did you know, if your boiler loses pressure, it can affect its efficiency? Your pressure should read between 1 and 1.5 bars on your boiler pressure gauge when your boiler is cool. However, if your boiler is at its maximum temperature, it can rise to 2 bars. This increase is due to expanding water heating up, giving you an incorrect reading. For accurate results, always test your boiler when it’s cool.
If your boiler is still reading higher, you might need to contact Places for People to organise a boiler check-up.
Thankfully, you can repressure your boiler yourself with just a few simple steps. It’s always better to check the manufacturer’s manual before starting the process, but you can find our step-by-step guide to repressuring a boiler here.
Taking our boilers for granted is something we all do, but we don’t know just how vital they are until something goes wrong. However, with a few straightforward tasks, we can keep our homes running smoothly and cost-effectively throughout winter. In the meantime, why not check out some of our other handy guides to home maintenance and DIY.