Reducing the Risk of Biomass Boiler Breakdown – Here’s How!

Tuesday October 27, 2020

Nothing is worse than trying to switch on your biomass boiler in the morning only to find out that your heating system has stopped working.

That said, it’s safe to say that many people take their biomass boiler for granted. It simply sits in the corner of your home, doing what it’s supposed to do throughout the day, making it easy for you to ignore till the time it stops working.

However, there’s a lot that you can do when it comes to reducing the risk of biomass boiler breakdown.

At JL Phillips, we have put together our top tips to help you reduce the number of boiler breakdowns, improve the lifespan of your heating system and maintain its efficiency.

Let’s dive in!

Conduct an Annual Service & Maintenance of Your Biomass Boiler

When it comes to maintaining the efficiency of your biomass boiler, it’s recommended that you sign up for an annual service & maintenance plan.

That way, you not only increase the lifespan of your heating system but also save a significant amount of money on your energy bills by reducing the risk of biomass boiler breakdown. 

Additionally, annual maintenance is highly recommended by manufacturers since it helps ensure that your boiler’s warranty is valid. If you fail to take proper care of your boiler, then your manufacturer has the rights to invalidate your system’s warranty.

At JL Phillips, our professional installers can check your boiler for potential leaks and other issues, and fix them as quickly as possible before they become an expensive problem. We also ensure that your heating system operates at peak efficiency making you eligible for green government subsidies like the domestic RHI scheme.

To find out more about how you can maintain your biomass boiler and reduce your carbon footprint, get your free no-obligation quick quote today!

Frequently Bleed Your Radiators

Checking and bleeding your radiators every now and then helps make sure that your renewable heating system is functioning properly.

To find out whether you need to bleed your radiators, simply place your hands on top of it and check if the system feels cold. If it does, open the nut (this is usually at the side of your radiator) using its key and allow the trapped air within to escape.

When you’re bleeding your radiators, ensure that you’ve got a bucket or cup with you to collect the water that comes through.

Radiator bleeding completely depends on how old your system is and while you can do it yourself, it’s recommended that you get in touch with a biomass boiler repair company for the same.

Moreover, by seeking assistance from professional installers like JL Phillips, you not only stay on top of this process but also ensure you’re reducing the risk of biomass boiler breakdown.

Protect the Pipes in Winter

Frozen pipes are another issue that you need to keep an eye on because, when thawed, they not only affect your home but also damage your biomass boiler.

That being the case, ensure that you’re properly insulating all the pipes, especially the ones that are exposed to snow, in order to keep them from freezing.

If you’re living in an area where it gets extremely cold, then try programming your heating system to switch on every now and then. That way, you can make sure the water in the pipes doesn’t freeze.

What’s more, during colder weather, the system’s condensate waste pipes might also get thawed and cause your boiler to stop operating. In this case, you could try to manually defrost your heating system by pouring warm water (and not boiling) over the frozen pipes.

If you want to find out more about how you can get your biomass boiler winter-ready, click here!

Powerflush the Radiator and Boiler

Over a period of time, sludge build-up can occur in your radiator and boiler causing them to block up and cause other issues.

This is when you’ll have to powerflush the central heating system as it’s an excellent way to get rid of all the built-up mess in there. However, for this process, it’s best that you contact our professional heating engineer as they’re equipped with the right tools and expertise for the job.

Our qualified engineers will ensure that all the sludge is cleared from your heating system meaning the risk of biomass boiler breakdown is reduced.

Switch Your Boiler On in July

Most of you might turn off your biomass boiler during summers.

However, switching your boiler on during these months is a great way to prevent some of its parts from seizing up due to the lack of use. All you have to do is put it on for 30 minutes or so every day so that your system keeps performing at its best for years to come!

To Sum It Up

These are some simple tips, which when carried out on regular intervals can ensure that your boiler always stays in good condition and has a longer lifespan. This also means you’re likely to spend very little time and money on constant boiler repair.

Contact JL Philips for Biomass Boiler Installation

Biomass boilers are an eco-friendly heating solution that offers numerous benefits to homeowners.

However, to ensure that you’re making the most of it and reducing the risk of biomass boiler breakdown, it’s crucial to invest in regular maintenance. This is where our professional installers can come to your assistance!

We help you carry out regular maintenance of your biomass boiler and ensure that any and every issue is taken care of as quickly as possible.

To find out more about how we can help lower the risk of potential breakdowns, give us a call today!


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