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How to keep your central heating in good condition

Knowing how to care for your central heating is key if you want it to last as long as possible. Central heating is an expensive project to replace, so it is key that you care for it to the best of your ability. But don't worry! It couldn't be easier to take care of your system, especially if you follow our simple guide.


1. Bleed your radiators

If your radiators have cold spots or aren't heating up as fast as they should, we recommend you bleed them using a radiator key or screwdriver. You can learn how to bleed your radiators by watching a DIY  YouTube video, as it is a skill that only takes a few minutes to do.

2. Check your boiler pressure

The ideal boiler pressure is between 1 and 1.5 bar. We recommend you periodically take a look at your pressure guage to make sure it is within this range. If it has dropped, you can top it up easily using the instructions in your manufacturer's guide.

3. Lag your outdoor pipes

Outdoor pipes are at risk of freezing during the winter months, which can lead to all sorts of problems for you and your home. Luckily, it is a very easy problem to prevent! All you need is some ready-made pipe lagging, which can be brought for a few pounds in any DIY store (or online). It slips on in a matter of minutes but protects your pipes for years.

4. Invest in annual servicing

To really make sure your system stays running as it should, annual servicing is the way forward. Our team offer call-outs that suit you and always aim to ensure your boiler is running safely and smoothly. During a service we check for safety and efficiency, making sure there are no parts that need to be repaired or replaced. Need to book in for your annual service today? Keep reading to check out our contact details.

Need a gas engineer near Southampton?

Our team offer central heating services across Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, Southampton, Bassett, Romsey, Winchester, Chilworth, North Baddesley, Bishopstoke and Boyatt Wood.  Whatever service it is that you need, our team are more than happy to help you out! Looking to arrange your free quote or call-out today? Simply, give us a call on 07818 295 839 or 0238-007-0-007 or email us at info@fasttrackplumbing.co.uk. You can also check out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We hope to hear from you soon!