Our Home Membership engineers share their top tips
to help you look after your home
When your radiators aren't heating up properly, it's time to 'bleed' them of trapped air. Otherwise, when sub-zero temperatures return, you'll find your home too cold for comfort.
As our video shows, using your radiator key is pretty straightforward:
The ice from a frozen condensate boiler pipe creates a blockage, then a build-up of condensate water.
To prevent a frozen pipe shutting down your boiler when you need it the most, cover all your exposed pipework and bends with some (approved) waterproof external pipe insulation.
Looking after your condensate boiler
Summer is the best time to test your central heating - this way you can be certain it'll work in winter, and troubleshoot any problems before the temperatures drop.
Once a month, turn on the heating system using the time clock, then turn up the room thermostat. Wait 20 minutes, then turn off the system and reset the clock.
More central heating tips and troubleshooting
There are two great reasons to get your boiler checked before it's needed in darkest winter:
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CO detectors are battery-powered and have expiry dates, so they need regular testing.
Simply press down the test button; it's successful if you hear a beep.
Carbon monoxide safety
The average boiler tends to last about 12 years, so it's important to have one that suits your home and lifestyle.
As an AA customer, you'll have complete peace of mind with our boiler warranty, and exclusive aftercare packages, on a range of ‘A’ rated energy-efficient boilers from market-leading brands.
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