Tips for Keeping Your Central Heating in Good Condition

Central heating systems can be very expensive to replace, so it is important you know how to properly care for yours. While your heating system may seem very complex, it can be maintained easily, with a few simple checks! To help you out, we have created a handy guide for you to follow.

Lag your pipes

In the winter, your pipes can freeze over and potentially burst. To avoid this, you need to cover them and protect them from the frost. This can be done very easily with ready-made pipe lagging. It can be brought for a few pounds from any DIY shop and can be slipped on in minutes, offering years of protection.

Check your boiler pressure

When your boiler is working at its maximum potential, your boiler pressure will be between 1 and 1.5 bar. If it drops lower than this, it needs to be carefully topped up, using the instructions given by your manufacturer. If you find it regularly drops below 1, you may need to get in touch with our team so we can take a closer look.

Bleed your radiators

Bleeding your radiators is a simple task that you can learn by watching a quick DIY video. It is a handy skill to learn and only requires you to have a radiator key and an old rag or towel. If you can feel cold spots in your radiators, these will be caused by a build-up of trapped air. Simply bleeding your radiators releases this air, helping them to work as they should again.

Keep an eye on your pilot light

Your pilot light should always be burning a very bright blue, as this indicates everything is running smoothly. If it is showing up as yellow or orange, then there is a problem with your gas supply. This has the potential to be very dangerous, so get in touch with our team as soon as possible and we will have this issue fixed in no time.

All your home heating needs covered in Newton Abbot

We offer a range of home heating services across Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Torbay, Totnes, Dawlish, Exeter and Teignbridge. To get in touch with our team today, give us a call on 01626 367618 or 07711 698735. You can also fill out the contact form on our website and we'll get back to you as soon as possible! We hope to hear from you soon!