A central heating system is certainly an effective method of warming your property. While in cold temperatures, your central heating system is crucial to keep the cold out and deliver a snug household.
So it’s easy to see why having a Manchester plumber or central heating engineer that knows what they are doing is important.
Getting your home effectively insulated is one important thing, but owning an effective boiler system will boost the comfort in your home and will help you save money with your gas bills.
Modern day boiler systems use the same energy to heat the whole house as a regular gas fire does. They are sophisticated equipment but older systems are liable to breakdown at some point, so we have listed a few common problems:
Problem : Radiators are making a knocking noise Possible Reasons and Solutions : Sludge builds up in radiators over time. Bubbles can be created when the sludge reacts with hot water. Radiators need to be professionally flushed.
Problem : Cold Radiators Possible Reasons and Recommendations: Presuming the boiler is working but no heat is getting through to the radiators. If all radiators are affected the most likely reason is the failure of the central heating pump. After a period of inactivity sometimes the pump can stick and tapping it gently with a hammer can cause it to be freed. Bear in mind it could also be a boiler thermostat problem. Call an engineer to replace it if this little trick didn’t.
Problem : One single radiator not heating up. Possible Reasons and Recommendations: Are the radiator valves switched off? Do check it out. Valves open by turning clockwise . Is the Thermostatic radiator valve TRV set too low? It might be that the valve has become stuck or faulty. Whilst this is unusual for a relatively simple device there could be associated problems like sludge in the system causing it to become stuck.
Problem : Radiator is cold in places Possible Reasons and Recommendations: If the radiators cold area is at the top then a simple bleeding with the bleed key is required. If the bottom is cold then there may be a build up of sludge in the radiator which is constricting the flow of hot water through the bottom. Sludge build up causes the centre of radiators to become cold as the hot water is diverted by the deposits. A Power flush may be required.
Problem: The boiler doesnt start Possible Reasons and Recommendations: Has the pilot light gone out . There should be a small viewing window where you can see a flame. In order to reignite the pilot light you need to press the appropriate button . Refer to your manual for this. If it doesn’t work call an engineer.
Problem : No power to the boiler. Possible Reasons and Recommendations: You will need to check the fuse in the spur. This is the electrical point which supplies the boiler. This will be close to the boiler. If its ok check that the RCD hasn’t tripped
The above list of faults is not in any way comprehensive as there are many others that appear regularly. Although brilliantly made and sophisticated in design boilers can still suffer mechanical, electrical, water and gas issues.
Boilers may appear to be functioning correctly and it can be tempting to just imagine that they will always work that way. Boilers must be serviced regularly by Central Heating Manchester to ensure that theyre running efficiently and to prevent break downs at a time that you need them most.
So if you need help with a boiler breakdown, need a quote for a new central heating system or have an old boiler in need of some tlc then give us a call today
Central Heating & Plumbers (Manchester) Barnett House 53 Fountain Street Manchester M2 2AN 0161 452 0302