It is commonly known that during the winter, your central heating system may cause a few issues. Our heating engineers, here at DC Heating & Plumbing have put together a list of things you can do to help protect and maintain your radiators so you do not have to worry about it breaking down on you, especially when you need it the most.
Are there any signs of cold spots?
Checking for cold spots on your radiators is a great way to make sure your radiators are working properly. Cold spots usually mean there is trapped air inside your radiator which is preventing the evenly distribute the heat. Our heating engineers recommend checking from the top of the radiators, if you notice any cold spots, you will need to bleed your radiators, this simply helps release any trapped air so your radiator can work as it used to.
Is the pipework okay?
Your central heating system is constantly working and overtime is can start to show signs of decaying. This could potentially cause major issues suchs as leaks, so if you do see any signs of decaying or build up of rust or debris on the pipework, make sure to get a professional heating engineer to assess it.
Have you turned off your heating during the summer?
Many people turn their heating off during the summer, this is because they are not using it. Doing this can cause more damage than you think, the reason for this is because when your boiler is turned off for a long period of time, there are chances of certain components to not fuction properly. If you choose to turn your heating off, make sure you turn it back for a brief amount of time every 4 weeks to ensure your radiators are in working condition and ready for the winter.