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Boiler broken in the middle of Winter?


What you need to know

As winter rapidly approaches, we are starting to see the weather grow colder and temperatures outside drop. This naturally means you need a boiler that works to power your central heating and hot water. But what if yours has broken down right in the middle of winter? Here is what you need to know to handle it with no fuss.

Help is at hand

Your boiler is an essential part of your home so it is easy to panic when it goes wrong! One thing that you should know is that help is always at hand. Instead of panicking, find a reliable and experienced plumber to come out and take a look. Many will offer emergency callout services so you can get help whenever you need it. Before you know it, your boiler will be back up and running again.

It could be prevented

Although boilers can go wrong out of the blue, you could take action before winter to help make this less likely. One great tip is to actually switch your central heating on occasionally in summer, rather than waiting until winter to fire it up. This avoids your boiler from lying dormant for long periods of time and then being expected to suddenly work flat out. It will also mean that any issues are picked up in summer when they do not pose as much of a problem as over winter.

It will not always have to be replaced

You may worry that your boiler could need replacing if it breaks down in the middle of Winter. While this could be the case depending on the issue, it may also be repairable. A lot of breakdowns come through parts failing and this means a new part can often get your boiler going again. If yours does fail in winter, it does not always mean you have to bear the expense of buying a new one.

Boiler repair in Swindon

If you live in the Swindon area and your boiler does break down in winter, don’t worry. CentraHeat are based in Swindon and have a team of fully trained engineers on hand to help. Get in touch on 01793 878 636 and we will be with you as soon as possible.

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