How to avoid heating disasters this winter

The team at Clarity Heating will soon be decking the halls with boughs of holly and the tinsel will be everywhere, which has given us food for thought about preparing for the worst over the festive period.

Christmas is a time when people traditionally down tools and kick back and spend ‘quality’ (read ‘forced’) time together as a family.

The only things working hard tend to be: the designated cook, and your boiler, as the temperature is forecast to significantly drop in the coming 2 months and more people in the house leads to more calls on your boiler for hot water.

Don’t leave it too late!

Over the years we have been working we have seen many crises over Christmas, from boiler breakdowns to frozen oil and bursting pipes as temperatures firstly drop in properties that are not occupied, and then rise…

We’ve also come across many people who call us out having forgotten to regularly service their boiler, which means in gradually performs less and less efficiently, until eventually it gives up the ghost and you have to call in a heating engineer, with a hefty charge for emergency call outs over the Festive period.

Our advice to clients is in winter time is:

  • Regularly (annually) service your boiler with a reputable heating engineer such as Clarity Heating.
  • Give serious consideration to the replacement of a boiler that is over 10 years old – new boilers are not as expensive as you might think, we offer a new Viessmann boiler installation from as little as £1,600.
  • Get your central heating radiators power flushed – Clarity Heating can perform this hugely beneficial (in terms of efficiency of your radiators and boiler) service from £360 for the average sized home.
  • Keep an eye on the medium term weather forecast.
  • Have a couple of electric radiators or heaters in the loft/shed/cupboard just in case.

What to do in an emergency:

Contact Clarity Heating in the normal way, we many not be in the offices over Christmas but we are monitoring phones, live chat and emails from customers – so we will be able to reply to you quickly.

Have a great Christmas and a prosperous 2018.

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