Spring is in the air, so what can you do to spring clean your heating system?

We are getting glimpses of the weather changing, the sun is shining and we are looking forward to longer summer days on the horizon! We are all excited to get to the point in the year when we can turn off our heating.

One of the most overlooked areas of your home to give a spring clean is, the heating system.

Many of us remember to schedule our boiler service, in the summer months, but for others, it doesn’t cross their minds until they need to turn the heating on again in the autumn.

Servicing your boiler annually is a job which needs to be done each year to ensure your home is safe and your boiler is working efficiently. However many people don’t consider looking at the efficiency of their whole heating system which would include the operation of the pumps, valves and quality of the water in the system, as this isn’t covered by a standard boiler service.

If existing radiators are very old, it is possible the interiors of the old radiators may have begun to deteriorate, this could mean loose material breaking off and travelling around the system. If it reaches the boiler, a foreign body in the water flow could cause damage to the boiler which may be costly to repair.

This can be avoided by adding a heating system service to your annual boiler service. This will involve making sure the valves and pump are operating correctly, checking your system is piped correctly and whether there are any visual signs of leaks. A system service would also include adding inhibitor, which will protect your system and remove oxygen from the heating system, this will prevent corrosion. We would also make any other recommendations for improving your heating system which would make it more energy efficient and save you money on your energy bills.

If you are interested in finding out more or booking in for a full heating service contact R A Brown on 01603 898904.

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