Central heating systems can be a very expensive thing to replace, so it is important you know how to care for them correctly- to get the most out of the system you already have. While they may seem like very complicated things, there are a few easy things you can do to keep everything running as it should. To help you out we have created a handy guide for you to follow.
Service your boiler annually
The best way to keep your central heating system running smoothly is by getting it serviced each year. This is the ideal way to prevent any small issues from developing into something more serious, as well as ensuring your system is running safely and efficiently. Your boiler is the biggest part of your central heating system, so needs looking after properly!
Lag your pipes
During the winter, your outdoor pipes can freeze over and potentially burst. To reduce this risk all you need to do is protect them with pipe lagging. This is a quick and easy process, requiring you to buy some ready-made lagging form a DIY store. This can be brought for a few pounds and slipped on in minutes.
Check your boiler pressure
Your boiler pressure should read between 1 and 1.5 bar whenever you check it. If it is lower than this, you should top it up using the instructions in your manufacturers' guide. If it is regularly lower, you should consider calling out a gas engineer to take a look. Do not attempt anything you are not comfortable with, so give our team a call today to help you out if necessary!
Bleeding your radiators helps to keep your home heating up efficiently, as your radiators are working to their maximum potential. Bleeding them is a simple process that can be learnt with a 5 minute YouTube video and all it takes is a radiator key and an old towel! It can make a real difference to the way your home heats up, making it feel warmer faster!