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Ten Signs That Your Central Heating Is in Danger of Failure


What are the signs that your heating needs repair or maintenance?

Water heating systems can become less effective over time due to wear and tear. If you have not had your heating system serviced within the last year or more, there is a good chance that your heating can become faulty and you will want to seek the opinion of a professional.

Look out for any of the following signs that your water heater is in need of repair:

  • No Hot Water
  • Limited Hot Water
  • Pilot Does Not Light
  • Pilot Does Not Stay Lit
  • Water is Too Hot
  • Main Burner Will Not Remain Lit
  • Rusty or Black Coloured Water
  • Slow Recovery Time
  • Pressure Relief Valve Has Started Leaking
  • Leaking From Your Hot Water Tank

A plumbing and heating engineer will assess the age and condition of your boiler and heating system and will offer you the option of getting your boiler repaired or replaced completely.

When you begin to experience problems with your hot water you should contact a professional plumbing engineer as soon as possible or you may find that your heating is beyond repair and the only choice that you have available is a complete replacement.Ten Signs That Your Central Heating is in Danger of Failure

How old does my water heater have to be to need replacing?

For homes which have a boiler over ten years old, it is likely that you will need to invest in a new heating system. The advantages of replacing an old boiler with a new energy efficient model will mean that you will find that you will save money on your energy bills.

If your boiler is less than ten years old, you may be able to get a water heater expert to carry out repairs to get your heating back on track.

What are the common problems for water heaters?

Before calling our a heating engineer you should check the circuit breaker. The circuit breaker is a safety feature on water heaters which will trip whenever it experiences a thermostat break, a short circuit or an overload. You may save the cost and trouble of calling out a plumber by simply switching your circuit breaker back on

For water heaters over ten years old, it is advisable not to attempt to repair it and get a replacement boiler. Water heaters often develop leaks over time which will be the cause of the malfunction. Any signs of leakage or damage to the tank will mean that you need a new water heater installed by a professional installation engineer.

If your pilot light is not working it may be caused by a damaged gas valve. Defective gas valves will prevent any gas from reaching the burner.

A clogged vent or flue may be the cause of your boiler not producing enough hot water. It may also be caused by a faulty thermostat. A bad thermostat may also cause your water to be too hot.

Do you smell gas?

Warning: If you are attempting to investigate problems with your gas boiler you should get advice from a Gas Safe engineer before attempting any repair work. Natural gas is an explosive substance. If you smell gas, you should call the National Gas Emergency Service 24 hours a day on 0800 111 999.

Only a Gas Safe registered engineer is permitted to carry out any repairs, servicing or replacements of gas appliances in domestic or commercial premises.

Central Heating Repairs in Lancashire

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Originally posted 2018-05-21 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Why should I invest in a power flushing of my heating system?

Understanding Power Flushing

Why should I invest in a power flushing of my heating system?

A central heating system which has been treated by a power flushing engineer can save up to 15% on energy costs than a system which has not been treated. For an average heating bill of £800, you could save £120 each year.

Power flushing your central heating system will offer your home an improved circulation of heat produced, a quicker hot water warming time, improvement in efficiency and a warmer home for less energy costs.

Having a power flushing service in your home will also reduce noise from your boiler and radiators whilst reducing emissions which are harmful to the environment.

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Originally posted 2018-05-25 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Renewable Heating: Biomass Central Heating Systems

Biomass Central Heating Systems

Biomass heating systems use the energy stored in wood chips, pellets or logs to produce hot water for heating or to heat a single room. Wood fuelled biomass boilers can save your household money on its energy bills compared to electric heating.

By replacing a traditional gas or electric boiler by a renewable heating system fuelled by biomass, you could save £70 per year compared to older gas boilers and as much as £880 annually compared to an electric heating system.

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Originally posted 2018-05-11 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Understanding your Heating and Hot Water Systems

Understanding your Heating and Hot Water Systems

If you would like to save money on your central heating and hot water bills, one of the most helpful ways to create a more efficient system is to understand your current heating system and find out if there is a better option available for your household.

Saving money on your heating bills

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Originally posted 2018-05-08 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

How to Avoid Calling an Emergency Plumber

What are the most common emergency plumbing problems in the home?

Most plumbing emergencies are a result of letting small problems become large scale catastrophes due to them not getting attended to early on. There are some small plumbing jobs that can be undertaken by the homeowner such as unblocking a toilet with a plunger, but attempting to cure larger issues can escalate the problem if attempted by someone who is not fully trained.

How you can prevent plumbing problems from becoming an emergency

One of the most useful ways in which a home owner can prevent plumbing problems from becoming expensive jobs that require emergency call outs is by conducting a regular maintenance check throughout your home to spot any sign of leaks or plumbing damage.

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Originally posted 2015-10-28 17:11:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Which are the Best and Worst Boiler Brands

Which is the Best Boiler Brand for My Central Heating?

Upgrading your old G-rated boiler for a more fuel efficient A-rated boiler can save you up to £235 per year in energy costs. The modern eco-friendly boilers are so energy efficient that all new boilers installed in the UK must be A-rated energy efficient boilers to help reduce the impact of CO2 emissions from the nations heating requirements.

Which type of boiler is right for my home?

The most common type of new boiler installation in the home is a condensing boiler. These energy efficient boilers use a significant amount of energy produced which would have gone to waste in older boiler types.

Condensing boilers are the preferred boiler type for any homes which are connected to the mains gas supply and use this as their main energy source. Some homes still rely on oil-powered boilers however and these properties will be limited to oil only boilers.

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Originally posted 2018-05-13 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The Ultimate Guide to Heating Problems and Heating Repairs

The Ultimate Guide to Heating Problems and Heating Repairs

The Ultimate Guide to Heating Problems and Heating Repairs


Part 1: Preventing Common Heating Problems



Part 2: Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning



Part 3: Do You Need to Replace Your Boiler?



Part 4: Reducing your Heating Bills



Part 5:Do you Require a Power Flushing?

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Originally posted 2015-10-20 16:33:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Save money on your Bathroom Plumbing with these Five Tips

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You can prevent costly repairs and emergency call out fees by following these five tips for improving your bathroom plumbing

As one of the most visited rooms in your home and one of the few rooms that you can expect guests to see when the are staying at your home, when you experience problems with your bathroom plumbing, it can cause major problems.

Maintaining your bathroom plumbing is the most effective way of ensuring that your facilities are working correctly and saving money in plumbing repairs or reduced water usage.

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Originally posted 2018-05-18 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Top Plumbing Tips for Saving Energy and Money on Heating Bills

Top Plumbing Tips for Saving Energy and Money on Heating Bills

What are the best ways to save energy without any extra costs?

The following methods can be applied to any household to help reduce the amount of money that you spend on your central heating bills. Many of these ideas involve breaking old habits and learning to adapt to a more energy efficient lifestyle.

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Originally posted 2015-10-14 13:44:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Can an Energy Efficient Boiler Installation Reduce my Heating Bills?

Can an Energy Efficient Boiler Installation Reduce my Heating Bills?

Keeping your house warm throughout the winter months is an essential household cost which accounts for around 60% of your energy bills. By making an informed decision about the energy efficiency of your home can reduce the amount of money you pay on your heating bills.

One of the major considerations when trying to manage the energy efficiency of your home or place of work is the the of boiler you use to heat the building. Installing a more fuel efficient boiler will help you cut back on the amount of gas required to heat your home. Along with replacing your boiler, your energy efficiency can be improved by upgrading your heating appliances and reducing the amount of draft where heat can escape.
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Originally posted 2018-04-29 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter