19 December 2018
As a homeowner, heating system maintenance is one of many different things that need to be considered and prioritised for a happy and healthy living environment. The efficiency and reliability of your central heating not only impacts your day-to-day quality of life, but it can also play a vital role in protecting yourself from illness due to allergens or poor quality air.
In this post, we’ll discuss a few of the simple yet effective ways to maintain your heating system, as well as the importance of hiring a reputable plumber if you experience any severe problems.
Taking good care for your heat pump is an essential aspect of your heating system maintenance to ensure that it works efficiently, which is especially important during the chillier months. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked the condition of your heat pump, or you just want to make sure your heating is ready for the rest of winter, it’s crucial to check that it hasn’t been damaged or has malfunctioned.
To prevent heating system issues caused by your heating pump, take these simple measures to make sure that it’s working correctly:
Neglecting your heating system maintenance not only increases the likelihood of malfunctions and inefficiency, but it can also affect you and your family. Pumps often contain dirty filters that circulate dust and allergens throughout your home. Regularly replacing the filters — once a month is a good rule of thumb — will provide your home with a higher quality of air, which will be beneficial if you’re living with people who suffer from allergies or have respiratory issues.
Although it’s essential to clean or replace your home’s air filters on a regular basis, cleaning your ducts is something that can be put off for a while longer. With that said, if your home is subject to cigarette smoke and animal fur, or prone to visible mould, your best bet to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your home and its inhabitants is to use a professional duct cleaning service.
When it comes to crucial aspects of your home — especially something as important as staying warm during the colder months — it’s always a good idea to hire a professional. Heating system maintenance will go a long way to ensure that your home is a warm and healthy place to live, but if a malfunction should occur, you should seek the help of a reputable central heating specialist.
While the other tips mentioned in this post are ideal for general maintenance and as a quick fix, ensuring long-term efficiency by repairing more severe problems will require the attention of a qualified and experienced professional. With us now well and truly in the colder months of the year, it’s vital to make sure that you and your family have access to reliable heating, which means it’s essential to fix any issues as and when they arise.
Are you having problems with your central heating or require more information about heating system maintenance? Homecure Plumbers offers a wide range of services, including central heating and boiler installation, and our team is also available for emergency plumbing call-outs. Contact us today on 0800 020 9222.
Absolutely brilliant service by Homecure. We have had an ongoing issue with our troublesome boiler for a few months now. We have had several companies in over that time but no one had seemed to solve the issue with many people advising to change the boiler even though it wasn’t even 10 years old. We thought we would give Homecure a try after a family friend had recommended them and all I can say is they were fantastic. The engineer who came (I think his name was James) was able to find out what the issue was within 30 minutes, he also explained why it was most likely the other engineers didn’t find the issue. I can only put this down to some serious expertise on his part. A new part was ordered and a return visit booked for the next day and everything was restored and working perfectly again. The prices were definitely reasonable for the experience and expert knowledge received, I would say you definitely get what you pay for. I only wish I found Homecure Plumbing earlier. Needless to say I would highly recommend and will definitely be using again. Regards David H
At Homecure we have been regularly updating our working practices in line with health and safety advice provided by the Government. For customers who are self-isolating and in need of emergency plumbing and heating services we want to assure you that we are doing everything possible to minimise the risk of the spreading the coronavirus while we carry out our tasks.
All members of our team currently working will be following the infection control measures laid out by the World Health Organisation:
When our team members are visiting customer’s properties, they will use alcohol-based hand sanitiser (60% minimum) to clean their hands before and after the job has been completed. They will also have access to personal protective equipment (PPE) that can be used:
Homecure remain available to provide emergency services for your home during the current pandemic. If you wish to book an appointment with our team and a member of the household is currently in isolation, has symptoms, or has been diagnosed with COVID, we ask that you inform us before our arrival so we can prepare accordingly.
As the situation continues to change we will update our health and safety protocols to ensure our customers and team remain safe at all times.