It's going to be a cold few nights so to help you prepare here are some hints and tips to keep your central heating system running smoothly.
But first of all, how do you test if your central heating system is in a good condition? There are a few things you can do.
The main issues with central heating systems are usually very minor, but in some instances you may need some help.
First of all check your radiators. If they are hot at the bottom and cold at the top, then usually this means there is a build up of air in them. This is a minor issue and can be fixed with a simple radiator key. Simply ‘bleed’ the air out.
If your radiators are not even creating heat then this is more of an issue. Usually this calls for a power flush. This is usually because there is a build up of detritus in your system.
Pilot light keeps going out? The most common reason for this happening is due to a faulty thermocouple (temperature measuring device), however it can also be caused by faulty or damaged seals.
When you find your boiler leaking, there are a number of different issues that could be at play but usually the issue is caused by a broken or loose connection into the boiler.
If you are finding issues with your thermostat, then make sure there hasn’t been a recent power cut that has reset it. This happens a lot more than you may think. You can tell if it has been reset because the clock and timer will be wrong, so make sure you adjust these back correctly. If this is not the case then check the power supply to it is switched on.
If you need your central heating system sorting out this winter give Property-Serv a call on 0151 542 5051 and we will come and help.