Turning your combi
boiler off during summers might not be an issue, while you can switch off the central
heating boiler without any problem as per your wishes. However, it is better to
allow the central heating boiler to do its job during winters in order to
prevent frozen pipes.
Switching off your
central heating system can probably be count as a question of safety that makes
a number of people worry about the leakage that turns out to be the reason why
people prefer putting their gas off. They look at it as a sign of precaution,
however experts have mentioned that each of these appliances are built with a
safety device, whereas a gas leak can always cause a specific smell that the
people around would notice straight away.
Also to be noted, gas
boilers that are made with overheating and reverse safety devices that operate
to switch the appliance off as soon as the problem arises, need to be serviced
every 2 years.
Switching off your boiler to save?
Being away from home
doesn’t really means that you need to turn your combi boiler off, however
heating your living room at 20 degrees meanwhile is also of no point which is
why we would suggest you to lower your thermostat all this time. While putting
the temperature of your boiler to 16 degrees would help you save around 10 to
15%. Moreover, the modern boilers are made to save energy when there is no need
of additional warmth.
In case of a vacation
during winters, you should, in any case, not switch your system off, as this
would lead your boiler pipes to freeze. To avoid this you are highly suggested
to put your boiler at the antifreeze mode if in case you have that as an
Now that you know
whether you have to switch your system off or not while you are on a holiday,
you might be worrying about your comfort!
What about my comfort?
Of course, who would
mind coming back to a warm house? While for that, the modern thermostats that
are used to program the temperature have come up being one of the handiest ways
of ensuring the best possible comforts. Well you would also come across a
number of models that can be set to start heating the house a day before you
come back. But then obviously you would have to leave it on!