Winter is the most important time to stay on top of your central heating and plumbing, but with our boiler experts’ top tips on how to avoid frozen pipes, you can relax this Christmas. Check out our guide on how to stay on top of your home's plumbing and heating.
Service the boiler early
Christmas is the worst time to have to call someone out to repair a boiler. If you’re at all worried about the boiler failing you over the festive period, or you just want to be on the safe side, it doesn’t hurt to have a quick service just before the family descend on you this Christmas!
Your pipes freezing is a very real possibility in winter. To combat this, it’s easy to insulate them to avoid any kind of problem; you can get pipe insulation at hardware shops and this will also save you money on your central heating in the long term.
Upgrade to Nest
If you’re going away for Christmas this year, it’s a good idea to have your heating coming on for an hour or two a day, just to keep those pipes from freezing over. Upgrading your heating to a smart system such as Nest can help to remotely control the temperature.
Dispose of FOG properly
Fats, Oils and Greases can clog up your pipes at any time, but it’s especially worth looking out for in winter, and not just for that Christmas dinner. Oils can solidify a lot quicker in the cold, so leave them to harden before disposing with into the bin rather than clearing it into the sink.