The boiler is an important part of your home. It's helpful to know how it works, so you can make sure it is in good working order.

In this video, we introduce you to your Worcester boiler. Although this boiler looks slightly different, it still operates in a similar way to other boilers.

Video: Knowing your Worcester boiler

About your Worcester boiler

On the front of your boiler is a thermostat for regulating the hot water temperature in your radiators. The numbers on this dial represent temperature in degrees Celsius (°C). Number 1 represents 40°C, and number 6 is 82°C. We recommend leaving your temperature gauge between number 3 and 4, which is about 61°C – 65°C.

You’ll also find some buttons on the front of your boiler. The spanner button is for our gas engineers to use when servicing your boiler. Next, the reset button is used when your boiler goes into fault mode and needs resetting. Finally, the Eco button preheats your hot water so there’s no delay in waiting for hot water to come through. Be aware that using this function also uses more gas and might result in higher bills.

Finally, there is also a pressure gauge. This tells you how much pressure is in your heating and hot water system. Measured by 'bars', this pressure gauge should read between 1 - 1.5 bar.

If there is less than 1 bar, you will need to top up your boiler pressure.

If it reads above 1.5 bar, you can bleed your radiators to reduce the pressure.

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us and we'll be happy to help.

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