When the wind is howling and rain lashing at your window, there is nothing better than the warmth and comfort of home.
When the heating system malfunctions, it is a disaster. Worse still, there can be little or no warning that your heating system is in need of a service or maintenance.
With all heating systems, whether it’s gas, electric, an open fire or underfloor heating, you need to be confident in how to deal with any problems but, when it comes to heating repairs, always consult a professional engineer.
The boiler is the most important component of a heating system including radiators and wet underfloor heating systems. They can run on oil or gas, and also need electric to fire up when the thermostat asks it to increase the temperature in the home. For the safe repair of a gas boiler, always use a Gas Safe Registered engineer.
Central Heating Repair
A central heating system has a boiler and radiators in rooms across the home. The heat is carried from room to room by a water-based liquid circulating in the system. Central heating repair is possibly the most common repair work needed, from dealing with an issue at the boiler, or the repair of a radiator which may be leaking.
Gas Fire Repair
The gas fire is a common source of heat in homes across the country. They can be open-flame or more traditional gas fires. The main repair needed with such fires is to have them serviced and cleaned. The fire-lighting system can become clogged with dust and debris. This is easy to sort out and can sometimes be unblocked with a small pin to remove the blockage.
If you are in need of a gas fire repair service or the gas fire fails to light, it is always best to call in a Gas Safe Registered engineer.
There are few, if any moving parts in or on a radiator thus radiator repair is rarely needed. However, a radiator’s thermostat valve can malfunction, a radiator can develop a leak or it can be damaged during renovation work on a property.
Replacing or repairing a radiator may include emptying or flushing the central heating system, meaning that the system will need re-filling once the work is complete.
Gas Boiler Repair
Many people have a gas boiler to run their central heating system or a wet underfloor heating system. This can be mains gas or LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas).
Modern gas boilers are economical and energy efficient, as well as being incredibly reliable with boiler repair services not often needed. However, if your boiler is failing to light or is not giving you the heat or hot water you want, it may be time to call in the experts.
Electric boilers can be a simple, efficient and clean way of heating your water. They are compatible with modern solar panels and can be relied upon to heat water without the need for gas or oil.
As with other modern boilers, there are few issues that would lead to the need for heating system repair. Although they look complicated, these boilers are deceptively simple. But because they are connected to mains and/or solar panels, it is always best to seek the help of a qualified electrician.
Oil Boiler Repair
Many people who live off mains gas tend to opt for oil. Again, these boilers are efficient and deceptively simple but at times, they can malfunction. Small, obvious issues can be easily resolved but if the oil fired boiler keeps malfunctioning, it may be a sign that there is a bigger problem that needs dealing with.
From heater repair to boiler and radiators repairs, there are small issues that you can deal with but if you are unsure, always seek advice from a qualified gas engineer or electrician.