Tune Up Your Heating System This Summer

Tune Up Your Heating System This Summer

Posted on May 24, 2024

Heating system annual tune up

Summer is the perfect time for a heating system annual tune up. Why? Because it leaves plenty of time to make upgrades, improve efficiency and fix issues before the cold weather sets in once again. Leaving it until autumn or winter when temperatures start to drop is not wise as it could leave you in a ‘no heat’ situation, making your living environment uncomfortable.

With this in mind, here’s why a heating system tune up in summer is a good habit to get into.

  • Lowers Costs and Improves Efficiency

Heating costs remain notoriously high, so the last thing you want is costly repairs too. Annual maintenance will ensure any issues are detected and rectified quickly. A furnace tune up usually includes a full boiler service. It can also include new heating controls, smart thermostatic radiator valves for improved efficiency and even a new hot water cylinder. Technology is constantly changing, and annual maintenance will ensure you have access to the latest energy-saving measures.

Note – the LEAP boiler scheme is financial aid designed to help low income/vulnerable households replace or repair a boiler that’s not working. A heating tune up is more a preventative measure to help prevent a breakdown from happening in the first place.

  • Fewer Breakdowns

As mentioned, a heating tune up reduces the risk of a boiler breakdown during the colder months when engineers are typically very busy and waiting times are longer. If the cost of servicing is a concern, then a boiler care plan will help you to spread out the cost of maintenance and repairs. Plans also include a 24/7 call-out service, so if you do experience a heating emergency, you can get help quickly at any time of the day or night.

  • Reduce Carbon Monoxide Leaks

As a colourless, odourless and potentially deadly gas, carbon monoxide can leave residents experiencing severe health problems. As such, it’s important to prevent leaks completely. Expert boiler engineers know what to look out for and will ensure your heating system is safe. While carbon monoxide is produced naturally during the heating process when fuel is used, it should be expelled properly from the heat exchanger in your heating system through the flue vent. Cracks in the heat exchanger can cause leaks as can blockages in the venting system or wrong insulation.

  • Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Boiler upgrades, heat pump installations and regular boiler maintenance will all improve the efficiency of your heating system and reduce your carbon footprint. For professional boiler installation designed to maximise heat while reducing energy output, contact Aura Heating today.

As heating engineers in Hampshire, we’re here to help, working across Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Dorset, South London, Berkshire and Wiltshire. Contact us for a summer annual boiler service and enjoy a professional service carried out by Gas Safe engineers.

You can also speak to us about air source heat pump installation and whether it’s right for your property. We can survey your building and explain more about this innovative heating option.