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Signs your central heating system is on its way out

Despite it being the middle of autumn, soon enough you will be in the middle of even cooler weather with winter. Also soon enough before you know it without any warning, your central heating system will break down and it’s beyond repair.

Thus leaving your home without any heat in the middle of winter is never a nice thought. Also having your central heating system breakdown is not only an inconvenient but can also be a big unexpected expense which you haven’t budgeted it for.

There is no need to despair as there could be some small signs that you can spot with your central heating system before it completely breaks down. Having the knowledge of what to look out for could possibly save you money in the long run and also would save you being without heating this winter.
Your central heating boiler is older than 15 years

Your home boiler is usually designed to last approximately up to 15 years if they have been properly serviced every year since installation. If your boiler been in the home longer than that time, this could be a clear sign that you might need a new boiler as it getting old and less efficient. It’s a known fact that an old central heating boiler is renowned for being less efficient, so it would be expensive for you to hang onto that old boiler. That is why it’s recommended you replace the boiler with a modern upgrade.
It takes a long time to heat up

However, many older central heating boilers will take a little bit longer to get to full temperature, which ultimately does costs you, more money. With a new efficient boiler, it will heat up immediately, making them more energy efficient. If you’ve found that your boiler is taking a long time to heat up, this is a sign that it could breakdown in the near future.
Frequent Repairs

A clear indication that your boiler could be on the brink of breaking down is if you constantly having to repair it. It doesn’t matter if these are small, inexpensive repairs, it all adds up to time and money that could be better spent elsewhere and is likely to lead to more serious problems further down the line.

For friendly and professional advice on replacing an old boiler contact Logical Heating & Plumber Solutions a boiler repair croydon company today.

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Common winter central heating problems that will cost you

The autumn seasons is when we start to use our central heating again, and it’s also about that time we start to notice a few central heating problems which weren’t there last year.

These problems will cause your central heating to function inefficiently, thus increasing your energy bills, so it’s vital to get them fixed quickly before the frost and snow set in.

Let’s taken a look at the most common central heating problems and how you should tackle them.

Cold patches in your radiators

If you notice your radiators are warming up unevenly or that there are cold patches near the top, they most likely need bleeding. The cold patches are caused by air which blocks the flow of hot water, causing them to become inefficient. A gas engineer will be able to make a diagnosis and carry out a radiator bleed.

Frozen pipes

If you have a condensing boiler, the water-filled condensing pipe can freeze if the temperature becomes too low. This will cause your heating to stop working until the pipe is thawed out safely. This should be carried out by an engineer to ensure no further damage is caused to your heating system.

Loud noises coming from your heating

Strange whistles, bangs, and gurgles coming from your pipes, radiators or boiler indicate your central heating isn’t operating properly. Issues can include air in the system; low pressure and limescale build up. An engineer will be able to diagnose the exact issue and repair the fault.

Radiators not warming up properly

If your radiators feel cold and fail to warm up properly, this is most likely due to sludge gathering in the system and blocking the flow of hot water. This could be corroded pipework or limescale and an engineer will be able to recommend either a radiator bleed or system flush, depending on the severity of the problem.

All these problems may seem minor, but they will cause your heating to run inefficiently throughout the winter. Putting off a service will not only worsen the problem but will cost you considerably in the long run.

Give us at Logical heating & Plumbing Solutions a boiler repair croydon a call today to learn more about how to solve your central heating problems or to schedule a time for one of our experienced professional gas engineer to come out and take a look.

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Show Some Love For National Radiator Day

November 1st marks National Radiator Day, the one day of the year  on which you should be showing some love, appreciation and tenderness to your home radiator. But what on earth is National Radiator Day all about?

#LoveYourRadiator is a new campaign that has been launched by the Manufacturers’ Association of Radiators and Convectors – MARC. The campaign asks for consumers  to take a selfie with their radiator  and share that picture on Twitter using the hashtag – #LoveYourRadiator.
National Radiator Day takes place each year on November 1st in order to cast some much needed light onto the amazing work that your radiators and central heating do every winter in keeping you warm, dry and cosy when the weather starts to turn.

According to MARC there are 190 million radiators being used in UK households every day, and as the nation’s favourite heat emitters why on earth shouldn’t there be a day that celebrates their longevity, durability and style?

The last 40 years or so has seen a weird and wonderful transformation for radiators, so it’s fitting that they have a day to bask in their warmth-giving glory.

Isaac Occhipinti of MARC says: “The 1970’s witnessed the introduction of central heating systems with cast iron and steel radiators becoming common place in UK homes, the radiators of the 1980’s were merely a functional product that had a job to do. The 1990’s saw a boom in TV shows like ‘Changing Rooms’ that encouraged us to make over our homes and the humble radiator was more often than not regulated behind a radiator cover usually made of MDF. During the 2000’s the radiator has moved from being a simple heat emitter, to an integral part of the overall room design. It is no longer necessary to fit your furniture around your radiator the radiator can now be installed to suit the room, horizontal, vertical or even curved. Over the last few years this has led to an explosion in style and colours.”

To discover even more about the #LoveYourRadiator campaign, go and check out the Manufacturers’ Association of Radiators and Convectors, MARC homepage.

Give us at Logical heating & Plumbing Solutions a call today to learn more about how to boiler service croydon or  to schedule a time for one of our experienced professional gas engineer 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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