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What to do if you boiler breaks down

Right now your toes and nose have probably reached a level of frost bite that will not thaw until at least March as we head into the toughest months of the British winter. Your boiler is an integral part of your home seeing as it has the sole responsibility for keeping you and your family warm, heating your home and your hot water. queen wears face mask Queen wears a face mask for the first time in public It is often this time in the winter when you need your heating most that it will fail on you and there are some ways to make the situation a little more bearable. If your boiler breaks down and you find yourself at your wits end with the cold, you should never attempt to fix your own boiler, boiler repair and maintenance work should only be carried out by qualified technicians.

Since we all know it’s particularly cold this time of year, God forbid anyone’s boiler should break, there are somethings you can do to lessen the struggle if your boiler does happen to fail. In order to prevent a disaster from happening you should get your boiler serviced regularly and you can improve the lifespan of your boiler by limiting how you use it. Getting your boiler services averts these kind of disaster situations and can maximise efficiency and reduce heating bills. If you put unnecessary strain on your boiler this puts it at risk of shutting down in the future. If you are economical with your use of your boiler you will greatly reduce the possibility of it shutting down unexpectedly.

To minimise stress in the event your boiler does have an unexpected problem it is a good idea to research professional boiler services in your area and have a number or two on hold for emergency. No matter how stressed you are about the fact that you have no heating or hot water you should never ever attempt to work on your boiler yourself. If you do carry out work on your boiler yourself you could risk serious damage and may invalidate any insurance policy you have taken out.


How to stay warm if your heating is broken Retain heat by keeping you curtains closed and use draught excluders (improvise with rolled up towels and pillows) to stop the heat from getting out those cracks near the doors and windows. Layer up and try to retain your body’s natural heat. Eating is one of the best way to keep your body warm as digestion creates heat as it creates energy. A cup of hot tea, coffee or hot chocolate will do well to warm you up. Stock up on all of the heating essentials like hot water bottles, electric blankets and other alternative sources of heat like convection or electric heaters. Make a homemade heat pack by microwaving lavender and rice in a clean sock. Try to bunch your family into one room and heat that room with the electric heaters, it would cost your a fortune to heat every room with electric heaters so get selective. When your boiler breaks you will also have to worry about heating the water, when it comes to dishwasher and washing machines they will heat the water internally, but you will need to get inventive for bathing when the hot water breaks down.

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