5 top tips to get your heating system ready for winter
Heating systems are like cars. They need to be regularly maintained for them to be reliable and run cost effectively… and to not break down when you need them the most! That’s why carrying out regular checks and services on your heating system will ensure your home stays warm throughout the winter.
Read our 5 quick tips on how to prepare your heating system for winter and reduce your energy bills at the same time.
Air in your system
Air in your heating system means you’re not heating your home to the maximum. You can tell if air is in your radiators when you feel they are cool in areas, or they are cold towards the top of the radiator. If the pipes are noisy it means air is being pushed around the system. Bleeding radiators will help rid the heating system of air and will return your heating system to maximum heating capacity.
The inside of radiators can become corroded over time so it’s important to preserve them so they continue to give out maximum heat. To prevent corrosion you can use a cleaning filter to help maintain a good healthy boiler. By using simple products such as an inhibitor or boiler filters you can help to extend the life and even improve efficiency of your heating system.
By insulating your pipes before the winter sets in will help reduce the danger of your pipes freezing, meaning that a constant flow of water will always be available. If the pipes do freeze there is a high risk that one will have a leak once they have thawed.
Insulate your home
Heating your home is one thing but keeping it warm and reducing energy loss is a sure way to save money on your ever rising energy bills. By having your home correctly insulated you could reduce your energy bills by up to £200 per year.
Have your boiler serviced by a qualified person. This will not only help you find out if your boiler is still efficient but it also gives you a good peace of mind that there are no problems coming into the winter months. This will also help you to see if there are any leaks of carbon monoxide or any other harmful substances.
If you’ve followed these handy tips but still feel you’re not quite ready for winter, give us Reliaheat a call and we’ll be happy to help you heat your home this winter.