Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Getting your heating boiler repaired subsequent to a gas boiler breakdown may very well be expensive. In the event you can’t get somebody out to repair it promptly, you might be without hot water as well as heating for an extended time. For peace of mind almost all people seek to protect themselves in an emergency by taking out boiler or central heating failure cover. Examples of central heating boiler policies you could buy are British Gas Heating... 

Believe it or not, if you’re planning on having a boiler serviced the best time to arrange this is in the summer. Yes, we know that the sun will be shining in the summer and your heating will not be required but there are several advantages of planning a boiler service for this time. Lower Boiler Service Costs If you will be calling on a local plumber to service the boiler you will find that there is more chance that they will be available... 

When times are tough you may question the need for a boiler service and consider it to be an expense you can remove from your household budget. After all, listening to your boiler it seems to be operating fine and the house is warm so why pay out for a service? Unfortunately this would be short sighted thinking and could lead to your boiler becoming badly maintained, resulting in carbon monoxide production and inefficient use of gas, and thereby increasing... 

Occasionally there are problems with a central heating system that you can solve yourself. Whenever the top of your radiator is cold and the underside is hot it in all likelihood implies that the radiator requires bleeding. If you would like to check this take care to not burn your hand on the radiator. If the radiator is virtually full of air, no divergence in temperature between the top and underside of the radiator will be experienced, but in these... 

You may detect that one of your radiators is warm at the top and sides but cold in the middle (take care when touching the radiator to ensure that you do not burn your hand). If this is the case you may have a build up of “sludge” in the radiator. Most central heating systems develop this sludge over time. It starts as in the diagram below with a small amount of deposit building up in the bottom of the radiator. As the water flows past... 

Can you imagine a more dangerous gas the carbon monoxide in your home. It doesn’t have any smell and it doesn’t have any taste so how on earth can humans detected? Okay not detecting it may not be a problem until we realise that it is very toxic, now the avoiding creating carbon monoxide in our homes seems to be very important. It doesn’t magically arrive, it is the byproduct of a problem in burning gas within a gas appliance. If... 

Carbon Monoxide Detectors play a very important role in keeping you safe in the rare eventuality that a gas burning appliance malfunctions (or has not been regularly serviced) and produces deadly Carbon Monoxide Gas. It is recommended that all gas appliances are serviced every 12 months by a competent operator. Getting and monitoring the right balance of air to fuel in the combustion chamber is a very important aspect towards ensuring that carbon... 

Most combination boilers and many standard boilers are now installed as Pressurised Systems. This differs from the previous conventional boiler systems which were reliant on a water tank (often in the loft) with a ball float device to maintain water levels within the system. As the self filling water tank is omitted a pressurised system requires filling manually via a filling device, ( a ‘filling loop’). This allows a specific amount of... 


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