Can your boiler be affected by the winter

When Summer is officially over, and winter is starting to approach. The weather will start to get colder, and most people will start to switch their heating on. This means that your house will be nice and warm… but the falling temperatures can still cause problems for your boiler.

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If you want to protect your boiler, here’s how winter can adversely affect your heating system.

Frozen pipes

Your regular water pipes may be prone to freezing and your condensate pipe too, which can mean water not reaching your boiler. This will, of course, cut off your hot water or heating.

If you can find out which frozen pipe or pipes are affected, you could try to solve the problem by yourself. Turn off the water supply from the mains stop cock, and then use a household item such as a hair dryer or hot water bottle to thaw the pipe out gradually.

According to a boiler installation company, one of the main boiler problems caused by cold weather is frozen pipes. This can happen if the water inside the pipes starts to freeze, as this can cause the metal to freeze and become damaged.

If you think that you have frozen pipes, you can deal with the problem by turning off the water supply and using a hair dryer to melt the water inside the pipes. This is fairly simple to do if only one pipe is frozen, but if multiple pipes are frozen you may want to hire professionals who can help.

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Condensing boilers

All modern boilers are condensing boilers, so if you bought your boiler in the last few years it is almost definitely a condensing boiler. This type of boiler is much more efficient than older boiler models, as it uses less gas. This means that your energy bills will be cheaper and your carbon footprint will be smaller, but there is a downside to condensing boilers; they can be damaged by cold temperatures.

This is because the moisture in the gas is condensed and then expelled through a pipe, and if this pipe freezes the pipe could burst. Thankfully you can prevent this by covering the pipe with insulation to keep it warm. You can also use a hot water bottle or a heating pad to thaw it out if it is starting to freeze.

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