The energy companies just don’t seem to care about the consumer, all they care about is profits.
Most homes these days have some form of central heating installed,
to keep you warm in the winter time,
they also supply you with all the hot water you need as and when you need it.
The boiler is the main heat source and seems to get overlooked until it stops working.
the engineer is checking that everything is working 100%, just as it was when it left the factory.
Whatever type of boiler you may have ,LPG, Natural gas,
Oil even electric it should have an annual service to keep it in good working order.
The water inside the whole of the system should be checked to ensure it is clean and protected from internal corrosion.
the water should first be flushed out to remove any debris and flux residue that may be present.
Once the water is clean, an inhibitor should be added, this will stop the internal corrosion and keep the water clean.
A wet central heating system with dirty water inside will put a bigger demand on the boiler to heat your home than it would with clean water.
So it’s always best to have the water checked while the boiler is being serviced.
Most new build homes now come fitted with thermostatic control valves to all of the radiators as standard.
you set the thermostat to the desired temperature and once that temperature is reached
it will close the valve and stop the flow of heat.
As the temperature falls the valve will reopen and start to heat the room again.
Having a smart thermostatfitted to your heating system will also help cut down those energy bills.
They will then start learning about how long it takes to heat your home to your desired temperature and adjust the boiler as needed.
and adjust the heating to very low temperature or even switch off.
These smart thermostats can be fitted to the most central heating system and can be controlled via your smartphone.
If your property has a loft make sure it is fully covered with insulation,
as heat rises naturally you will lose a lot of heat through the loft if not insulated.
it will help reflect the heat out and help make the room heat up a little quicker.
The most common fault with these covers is they have no opening on the top part and because heat rises the heat is blocked from entering the room.
If your covers do have an opening on the top make sure they are kept clear so you have a good movement of air.
Have theboiler servicedat least once a year, don’t forget to use someone who is registered for your type of boiler.
Get the water inside the heating system checked to ensure it is free of corrosion and clean, top up the inhibitor.
Consider having some form of Energy saving controls installed.
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