As we plunge deeper into the cold British winter, it gets more important to have a good heating system throughout our homes – for both our comfort and health.
Yet it is very common for many of us to find difficulty with our boiler or radiators at some point – and typically during the coldest months! Below are common problems you may discover and while many issues can be solved by the homeowner, it may be safer and easier to get professional help for some.
Cold spots at the bottom of radiators
If you have cold patches an the bottom of your radiator, this generally means that there is a build-up at some point in the system. This can be rust, sludge or scale – any of these can be prone to blocking up the pipes over a period of time. All regions of the country offer boiler repair Gloucester, for example, has many companies to call on.
Cold spots at the top of radiators
If your radiators are cold at the top, this will usually mean that there is air stuck in the system. This can be dealt with easily by bleeding your radiator (most commonly with an allen key) – https://www.wikihow.com/Bleed-a-Radiator.
Unable to bleed radiators
While bleeding the radiators should usually be an easy enough job, you may come into difficulty doing it. Most commonly, the biggest problem is not having the bleed key to hand. Make sure you keep the correct bleed key safe. However, if you do lose the key, your local hardware store will be sure to stock them.
Leaking after bleeding radiators
When you bleed your radiator, the water will usually force the air from the system. However, sometimes the release valve will continue to leak, dripping water. You need to check your central system seal and the pressure of the system. If you are unsure of how to do this, or if the issue continues, visit www.hprservicesltd.com/gloucester-boilers/boiler-repair-gloucester, or similar, for more information.
It is especially important to make sure those at higher risk, such as elderly loved ones, stay warm over the winter. Ensure that you and your family are kept safe and snug during the cold snap, and when you are unable to fix things yourself, be sure to get in touch with a professional.