Eventually, there will be a problem with your heating or hot water supply. When this happens, boiler engineers and emergency plumbers can help you. Warm offers a reliable service that lets you get quotes quickly so you can choose the right provider. You can deal with us confident in the fact that we only work with the best providers of central heating and boiler installation Northampton has.
Your boiler is important all year round and will rarely ever be off. You’ll use it far more in winter when the weather is cold than during the warmer months. In summer though, you’ll still need it to supply your hot water. If you want to stand the best chance of your supplies not being interrupted, you have to take care of the appliance. This includes checking it regularly yourself. It also includes arranging for a professional engineer to service it.
What type of boiler do you have?
The servicing needs for different types of boiler differ slightly. Here is brief guide.
Combi boilers are compact. Moreover, they don’t have any additional components outside of the main unit. As a result, they are the easiest to service.
Regular (conventional) boilers are the most complex. These feature a hot water cylinder and a cold water tank to feed it. As a result servicing them can be much trickier and more time consuming.
System boilers are the third and final option, combining elements of both systems. They have a separate cylinder for hot water but most of the components are within the main appliance. This means fewer parts to service but a larger appliance than a combi to work with.
If you need emergency services from an engineer or plumber, choose Warm. Our service is fast but also makes sure you don’t run the risk of hiring an unprofessional provider. We also make certain you can check from different quotes to see which is right for you. When it comes to services, repairs, central heating and boiler installation Northampton has nobody better to call on.
How do you tell if there is a problem with the boiler?
There are plenty of signs that your appliance may not be working properly. At any time of the year, you could lose hot water or heat, or detect things like banging noises coming from the boiler. You need to keep your eyes open and should check the appliance at least once a month throughout the year.
The obvious sign your boiler is faulty in winter is your radiators don’t come on or fail to heat up properly. You may notice they are only warm at the bottom and remain cold at the top. If you detect these problems, try bleeding the radiator first, as it may correct the issue. If it doesn’t the problem is with the boiler itself.
Most new boilers have condensing technology. This makes them more efficient and saves power. The downside is that the condenser produces acidic water that needs to be disposed of. Consequently, a condensate pipe is necessary. When it gets cold, this pipe can freeze, preventing the water from flowing away. During cold spells, you may hear a noise that sounds like flowing water inside the boiler. if you do, this is a sign that the pipe is frozen.
It is harder to detect signs of boiler problems in summer because you are unlikely to use the heating at all. You may still get hot water when you turn the tap on but there could be problems you are not aware of. What you should do is look at the pilot light, inspecting for a change in colour and if it switches on and off regularly. In addition, you should have a carbon monoxide detector to tell you when the gas is leaking.
Central Heating Northampton
Make sure you pay attention to your central heating system as well. There are various models available for you to use, including biomass designs. These are an alternative to using oil and gas central heating systems. They burn organic substances like wood pellets and logs. This provides the user with hot water and heat.
Others rely on an electric powered system. There are many benefits to doing so. For example, electric night storage heaters don’t cost as much as gas creations do to install. There aren’t that many moving components either. This means you don’t need to service these systems as regularly. If you’re looking to upgrade to either one of these arrangements, contact us. We work with Gas Safe engineers who specialise in installations and various other areas.
Warm works to create the most extensive network of boiler specialists. That way our customers don’t need to look far when they need help. In fact a single call to us or completing one form is all it takes. We are therefore the best place to find servicing, maintenance, repairs, central heating and boiler installation Northampton has. Don’t stress if there is a problem; let us help.