How to Keep Your Central Heating in Good Condition

Central heating systems can be fairly low maintenance and can last for over a decade- but there are a few simple tips to follow if you want to maximise the lifespan of your system. Keeping your central heating in good condition is easy, so keep reading to find out how.

Lag your pipes

In the winter, your pipes may freeze as the temperature drops. This stops your central heating from working as it should and can even cause your pipes to burst. To avoid this, you simply need to buy some ready-made pipe-lagging. It can be applied and a few minutes, but the protection lasts for years.

Bleed your radiators

If cold air is trapped in your radiators, you will need to bleed them to release it. This removes any cold spots and can help your home to feel warmer, faster. All you need is an old towel/cloth and a radiator key! It is a simple process that makes a big difference.

Check your boiler pressure

Your boiler pressure should read between 1 and 1.5 on the scale. This indicates everything is running smoothly and working as it should. If the pressure has dropped, you may need to top it up using instructions from your manufacturer. If you regularly find your pressure has dropped, it may be a sign of a bigger problem- so call out our gas engineers to take a look.

Watch the colour of your pilot light

Ideally, your pilot light should be a strong blue colour. If it is looking yellowy or orange, this indicates a problem with your gas supply. If this is the case, you should get it serviced or repaired as soon as you can.

Install a carbon monoxide alarm

Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that appears colourless and odourless, making it very hard to detect. You should install a carbon monoxide alarm near your boiler and test the batteries regularly, to ensure it is working correctly. These can be brought for around £20 and can make all the difference when it comes to your safety.

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