Our homes are perhaps the most complex thing we own. From outside to inside and even below the ground, there are a lot of things to keep an eye on. We all know what happens if we don’t mow the lawn, trim the hedges, and remove the weeds. In no time, our landscape resembles that of a jungle. The appliances in our home are no different. Yes many of the more expensive ones typically are more self-sustaining than others. However, regularly keeping an eye on them is the best way to prevent an expensive breakdown. Our homes heating and cooling units are no exception. For those who happen to own a boiler, here are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure it is running efficiently. The first thing you want to do is check your boilers vents and flue. If you have a gas furnace, checking your vents and your flue for dirt is smart practice. You also want to keep an eye on your boiler’s water level, about every three weeks, as this is extremely critical to its proper working. If you notice the water level in your boiler is not sufficient, you may want to check your home’s plumbing. When inspecting your boiler, be sure to check for damaged or worn out parts. This will help you prevent any unwanted fuel leaks in your boiler. Another thing to keep an eye on is the limescale in your boiler, as this also puts unnecessary wear on the system. If you notice too much limescale in your boiler, you will need to descale the system. Remember, it’s best to have a regular inspection of your heating and cooling system once a year to ensure it’s in its best condition all the time.

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