Hot to prepare your heating system for summer

As the summer sun heats up, it’s easy to forget about your heating system. However, summer is the perfect time to ensure your heating system is in top shape for the colder months ahead. Regular maintenance not only extends the life of your equipment but also helps you save on energy bills.

Maintaining your heating system during the summer months might seem counterintuitive, but it can yield significant benefits. Summer maintenance allows you to address any issues before they become major problems during the winter. By taking care of your heating system now, you can prevent costly emergency repairs and ensure that your system runs efficiently when you need it most.

Summer Maintenance Checklist

Here’s a detailed checklist to help you maintain your heating system during the summer:

*do note that some of the below you will be able to do yourself and some will likely require professional services.

  1. Clean and Inspect Components:
    • Boiler: Inspect for leaks and corrosion. Flush the boiler to remove sediment buildup.
    • Radiators: Bleed radiators to remove trapped air and ensure even heating.
  2. Check the Thermostat:
    • Ensure your thermostat is working correctly. Consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat for better energy control.
  3. Inspect Ductwork:
    • Check for leaks or blockages in the ductwork. Clean ducts to improve airflow and efficiency.
  4. Examine Electrical Connections:
    • Inspect all electrical connections and wiring. Tighten any loose connections and replace damaged wires.
  5. Lubricate Moving Parts:
    • Lubricate the moving parts of your heating system to reduce friction and wear.
  6. Test Safety Controls:
    • Ensure all safety controls, such as the high-limit switch and pressure relief valve, are functioning correctly.

By taking care of your heating system during the summer, you can ensure it’s ready to perform efficiently during the winter. Schedule a professional maintenance check before the colder months arrive to catch any potential issues early. Early preparation can help you avoid the rush of emergency repairs and ensure your heating system operates at peak efficiency.

Also take advantage of special offers and discounts available for summer maintenance services. Many HVAC companies offer promotions during the off-season, allowing you to save money while ensuring your heating system is in top condition. Book your inspection and tune-up services early to beat the rush and enjoy a worry-free winter.

For all your energy-related needs, contact the team at AACooper on 01689 485007 or