If you are a UK homeowner, you will already know about the freezing winter weather, and once the temperatures drop to around freezing, it is essential that your central heating is working efficiently. When you consider that your central heating also provides you with all the hot water you need, the system is working most of the time, and without some care and attention, the system is likely to malfunction at some point, which could be in the middle of the winter.
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Annual Central Heating Service
If you have gas central heating in Alfreton, an online search will help you to locate a local ‘gas safe’ heating engineer and he can carry out an annual service on the system. The engineer would likely request that the central heating is running when he arrives, which helps him to assess the performance, and the service normally takes just over one hour.
Components of a Central Heating Service
A typical service would include the following:
- Checking the boiler burner
- Inspecting the flue
- Testing the thermostat
- Checking all radiators for an equal distribution of heat
- Looking for signs of corrosion
- Inspecting the system for leaks
If there are any issues, the heating engineer would inform you, while also making recommendations, and once complete, you can look forward to the winter, knowing that your heating is in optimal condition.
Replacing the boiler would be an expensive exercise, and a couple of years without servicing is all it takes to push the boiler to its limits. A boiler should last 10-15 years, providing it is serviced annually, so do make sure to call your local heating engineer every autumn to service the boiler.