How to Look After Central Heating
Boilers have a series of control mechanisms designed to distribute heat and hot water at peak times. Faults with these controls can run up your fuel bills and make your home uncomfortably hot or cold.
Simple checks to your thermostat, programmer time switches, the electronic programmer and radiator valve may help to get your boiler up and running.
Keeping your Central Heating System upto scratch is an important part of life in the Ayrshire, |Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, some of the coldest wettest areas of the UK
A room thermostat which will keep an even temperature in the home – it is recommended you set it to around 21 degrees celsius
A cylinder thermostat which controls the hot water temperature in the cylinder, set at 60-65 degrees celsius
Thermostatic radiator valves which control the temperature in Individual rooms
It is very important to have a professional engineer to look at your boiler and radiators every year. We make no charge for this service and will give you an honest appraisal of any likely problems before they become expensive to repair or replace.
Vent radiators to make sure no air enters the system
Keep the pressure in the green around 1.2 bar of your pressure gauge
Do not attempt DIY repairs to gas boilers. It can be extremely dangerous