Blocked pipes, broken pumps and clogged radiators can all lead to a full loss of heat during the winter period. But with professional radiator maintenance, this can be avoided. So what does this involve? Well, here at Paul Robinson Heating and Plumbing Services, we are leading boiler experts. And this is our guide to the radiator maintenance steps that you should consider this winter.
What are the important radiator maintenance steps for winter?
So, what should be included in your radiator maintenance? Well, there are several things, including:
- Checking your pipes. Check your pipes for any damage or signs of wear and tear. This could become a larger problem, if left to go unchecked.
- Bleeding your radiators. Bleeding the radiators involves releasing any air that may have got trapped at the top of the radiator over time. Blocked or trapped air causes heating problems, as the hot water cannot move around the radiator freely and so the whole of your radiator will not heat up. Instead you will have cold sections, particularly towards the top of the radiator.
- Powerflushing your radiators. A power flush is a chemical solution that cleans your central heating system, reducing any rust, dust or debris inside your pipes or radiators. This can easily remove any minor blockages that could have been having a negative effect on the efficiency and effectiveness of your central heating system.
- Changing your radiators. If you’re tired of your radiators, why not swap them for new ones? Newer radiators may even be more energy efficient than your old ones, so you could find that you save money on energy bills.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Paul Robinson Heating and Plumbing Services.