Autumn Is a Good Time for Water Heater Maintenance

Autumn Is a Good Time for Water Heater Maintenance

Autumn Is a good time for water heater maintenance, as a lot of homeowners start to make plans for the approach of winter.

This includes tasks like insulating the outdoor pipes and arranging for professional annual maintenance for heating systems from Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions.

There are some parts of the plumbing that could also use some water heater maintenance, as you’ll especially miss it if it fails during the winter, so it’s wise to have maintenance done before winter arrives.

Do I need water heater maintenance every year?

Yes. A water heater is much like other heating systems, such as furnaces, and it undergoes enough strain during the year to make maintenance a necessity. In fact, a water heater puts in much more service than a furnace, since it receives use every day of the year, not during only one season.

What problems does water heater maintenance prevent?

Many potential repair issues are preventable thanks to annual maintenance for a water heater. For example, maintenance checks the anode rod that stops corrosion from affecting the tank. A gas safety engineer will change the anode rod if it has started to corrode all the way through. Maintenance also eliminates sediment build-up in the tank that can lead to high water pressure, locates where leaks may be starting, and prevents potentially hazardous gas leaks.

Are there any other benefits to regular water heater maintenance?

You can expect the water heater to last many years longer than it otherwise would thanks to maintenance. Routine maintenance also protects the energy efficiency of the system so that the water heater won’t become more and more expensive to run each year. Finally, maintenance gives you peace of mind that there’s little chance of the water heater failing on you during the coming year.

Give us at Logical heating & Plumbing Solutions a call today to learn more about how to check for water heater maintenance around you home or schedule a time for one of our plumber croydon to come out and take a look.

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Autumn is a Good Time to Schedule Heating Maintenance

We are now in September and before you know, the winter season will be here. You want to make sure that your home is prepared for the cooler weather, and that means scheduling heating maintenance. Here is a guide on how to find out more about the benefits of heating maintenance, and why you should have it done before winter sets in.

Maintenance vs Repairs

Far too many people wait to call for a professional heating service such as Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions a central heating installation croydon company , when they do notice a problem with their systems. Waiting for a heating problem to present itself before calling for repairs doesn’t work all that well for preventing damage, because most heating problems don’t have any early symptoms. If your heating system is giving off some sort of warning sign that it’s malfunctioning, you’re probably too late to actually prevent the majority of the damage. You need preventive maintenance if you want to keep your heating system in the best possible operating condition. By scheduling preventive maintenance, you are giving your heating technician the opportunity to find and fix problems before they have the chance to develop too far. You can save tons of money over the life of your heater by doing this regularly.

Autumn Maintenance

When you schedule maintenance it is always very important to schedule your heating maintenance before the colder winter season. This has a number of benefits. First, it ensures that your heating system is completely free of issues. Second, it puts your heater in the best possible spot to deal with the added stress of operating for long hours during the winter months . Your heater will be far less likely to develop problems due to the added strain if you have it checked out before winter arrives.

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Get your Carbon Monoxide Alarm Checked This Autumn

Now we’re in September we need to be looking at our carbon monoxide alarm, as we will soon be once again firing up the heating system. Part of the problem with our heating system is the creation of carbon monoxide, a highly toxic gas that can be fatal in high concentrations.

All heating systems that generate carbon monoxide are designed to dispose of it safely. However, accidents do happen. Read on to find out more about carbon monoxide alarm, and why they need to be checked on an annual basis.

Why Carbon Monoxide Alarm are Necessary

Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odourless gas that is generated through combustion, typically that of natural gas. It binds to the oxygen receptors in your blood, causing slow asphyxiation. Because carbon monoxide is more or less impossible to detect early, it is vital to have carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout the house in case of a leak. These detectors monitor the air for CO molecules, and then sound off when they detect dangerous levels. This is the best way to detect a carbon monoxide leak in time to escape unharmed.

Why You Need to Have Your Detectors Checked

These detectors largely run on batteries, just like smoke detectors. They can last quite a while, but eventually they will need a new battery. The detectors are also liable to develop electrical problems, which may not be discovered until it’s too late. For this reason, you need to make absolutely sure that you have a professional examine your carbon monoxide detectors at least once a year. Annual inspections from Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions,  ensure that your carbon monoxide alarm function properly when you need them the most.

If you have any questions then please feel free to give Logical and Heating Plumbing Solutions a call: >0208 664 9099. We look forward hearing from you.

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Five Essential Tips for Your Plumbing During The Autumn and Winter Months

Five Essential Tips for Your Plumbing During The Autumn and Winter Months

Autumn/Winter is slowly creeping round, and people everywhere soon will be decorating their homes with Halloween ornaments, pumpkins, and before you know it Christmas tinsels. Here are five essential tips to help you in preparing your pipes for the imminent colder winter weather:

What some people tend to forget in the colder months is to check their plumbing before the frost really set in.

Protect The Pipes! The easiest way in preventing pipes from either freezing or bursting, is to be sure that they are properly insulated. If you’re not sure if your pipes are well insulated or not, give us a call, and we’ll inspect your pipes for you!

Fix The Leaky Faucet!  Before the frost really set in, check out all faucets in the kitchen, bathroom(s), and any utility room locations. If they’re leaking, we here at Logical heating & Plumbing Solutions would be more than happy to lend a hand or two!

Drain the Hot Water Heater: If you live in an area that use hard water, then this is especially necessary. When the hot water heater isn’t drained enough, extra amounts of sediments could build up in the tank, and rust could begin to develop in the tank. If you find that your hot water heater is too old or is rusting, you should probably consider getting a new one. You don’t want to go throughout winter taking cold showers!

Disconnect The Outside Water Hoses:  Well, Autumn/winter is the perfect time to disconnect your water hose and store it away until springtime. By leaving the outdoor hose connected to the faucet, the water that’s still left in the hose can freeze and expand during the fall and winter months, which can cause the connection pipe to expand and burst.

The Outdoor Faucets Matter: It isn’t just indoor faucets that matter; don’t forget about the outdoor faucets. Do a quick check to see if they aren’t dripping or leaking; if they are and aren’t fixed, this could lead to some nasty accidents in the future, especially when the temperature goes below the freezing point.

 When In Doubt… call us out! We here at Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions would be happy to help inspect or repair any pipe problems you may have.

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