Keeping the boiler running efficiently and safely is a big responsibility, it's fascinating to learn about and it can save you money. We'll help keep your home warm, brighten up the water in your radiators, conserve our valuable natural resources and reduce pollution emissions. Whether you are at home, out and about or in a working environment, our team can service and repair all major brands of central heating systems as well as fireplaces. We are very proud of the reputation we have built over the years and this means we ensure that all our work is done to the highest standard.
It's important to remember that the boiler will produce heat for the house or hot water if it's coming out of the radiator, but it won't bring your radiators up to temperature at first. This can take some time and you may notice that some rooms feel a lot hotter than others while you wait. Don't worry, this is normal. The best way to avoid frozen pipes is to check your central heating thermostat is set correctly – and that your house is heated. It should be between 17C (62.6F) to 20C (68F).
The very first thing you should do if you detect air in the system is to turn off the heating pump. This will prevent any water or air from being pumped from your boiler into the radiators. Remove the nut and the valve now attached to it. This is very simple and requires no special tools, however if they are stuck then give them a tap with a hammer to loosen them up. If you can’t remove this first corner of the radiator then it may be that air is entering through this area, so consider tying tape tightly around the pipe and twisting to try to shut it off as much as possible.
There can be numerous reasons why your boiler is making a noise, but most of them are troubles related to air being trapped inside or more commonly, faulty controls. The first step to solving an odd boiler noise is to identify if the noise is caused by air within your system. Odd sounds are often caused by trapped air pockets in the system. The air-bleed screw will allow you to find this or excess water can be released through it. It is situated on top of the boiler, and replacing it can be tricky as you will need to access it from underneath your unit.
The water tank, which is usually located in your loft, feeds your hot water and heating system for both system and traditional boilers. If the ball-cock contained in this tank gets jammed, it could cause the overflow to run, non-stop. If you can, un-jam the ball-cock.
There are several reasons why your heating system may have lost pressure, although it is often due to a water leak or because air was taken out of the system after the radiators were bled. If you notice any pressure drop following maintenance work, you will need to top-up your system with water. Add this water via the 'filling loop'.
If your system is central heating system is still not working properly feel free to contact us so we can advise you on the best solution
We provide central heating fault find & repair services in the following areas in Sussex: