Do It Yourself Fixes To Save Money On Boiler Repairs
Is your boiler not running as efficiently as it did? Well you may need to give it a little TLC. Here are some of the common boiler problems and how to fix them. Some of the simplest boiler repairs can be rectified by yourself such as bleeding your radiators and Adding Pressure to the system, alas others may need a boiler engineer but doing nothing can be costly as your bills will rise unfortunately – So stop inefficiency in Its tracks.
Bleeding your radiators - let the heat in and the air out
Trapped air means that your Radiators don’t heat fully so you have to bleed your radiator to improve its efficiency and performance and they simply need the air letting out and the heat in. There is a simple How to Bleed a Radiator article with a video with step by step instructions to get your radiators heating up quickly. Here is a step by step guide to bleeding your radiators that even I can do.
Adding pressure to your boiler
Adding pressure to your system can ensure your system is running efficiently. When pressure is reduced your system will feel cooler and it will need topping up, this will ensure it is running at peak performance.
To check this If the pressure falls to below 1 to 2 bar then there is not enough pressure in your boiler to run your system efficiently. adding pressure to your system can ensure you system is running at its best. When pressure is reduced your system will feel cooler and it will need topping up. To do this find the pressure gauge on your boiler this is normally located at the front of the system, on the Ideal Boiler this is located at the front just under to the right hand side. Models vary.
Adding pressure is easy just open the filling loops and turn to the right and you will hear the air ease out. When your system raises above 2 bar close the filling loops. Warning please ensure your system is cool to do this. Article with step by step instructions on how to bleed a radiator here.
Central heating system power flush
Power flushing your system is one of the best things you can do to remove corrosion from your pipes. This build up inside your system slows it down considerably. Most homeowners arenï¿½t aware of the fact that corrosion inside heating system pipes can block freshly heated water from travelling to radiators. For more on this subject read this article on power flushing your system.
Adding a Magna filter to your heating system
Fitting a Magna filter to your central heating system is a highly efficient way to ensure your system is protected from magnetic filter removes up to 100% of suspended black iron oxide, to protect and restore central heating systems. This can save 6% on your bills so ensure you get your system running smoothly.
If you have tried Bleeding your radiators and adding pressure to your system and it is not still operating properly you may need a visit from an engineer who can either repair your boiler or you may decide its time for a New A Rated Boiler that can save you up to 50% on your gas Bills!