If you are a UK homeowner, you will be well aware of the importance of your central heating, which supplies you with essential heat and hot water, and in order for the system to operate at optimum levels, it does need regular maintenance. The best time to have your central heating serviced is in the autumn, just prior to the arrival of winter, and with that in mind, here are the basics of a central heating service.
- Boiler & Burner Inspection – The burner is inspected, looking for a blue flame that indicates a lean burn, and if the flame is yellow, then adjustments have to be made. In the event you have a leaking boiler, there is affordable emergency boiler repair in Blackheath from an established local company.
- Flue Inspection – The boiler flue is a critical component and it is checked to see it is secured well and there are no obstructions.
- Thermostat Test – If the thermostat is inaccurate, this could result in using far too much fuel, and for some homeowners, a higher than usual fuel bill is the first sign of a thermostat issue. A faulty thermostat is usually replaced, although they can sometimes be repaired.
- Radiator Inspection – All the radiators would be checked thoroughly, looking for signs of corrosion or uneven heat distribution, which could be caused by trapped air within the system.
When you book your heating in for a service, the engineer will request that the system be running when he arrives, as this will give him the chance to inspect the system while it is working, and with an annual inspection, your central heating should keep you warm throughout the winter months.