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.
We needed someone to fix the heating - boiler quickly. Our tenants needed heat and water. Homecure Plumbers answered our telephone call in a professional way. The engineer came on time and fixed the problem quickly. He was very polite and took an interest in the job. (most don't) The price charged was fair and reasonable. I would use them again. Invoice Number 9733A dated 30th July 2021.
Homecure removed and blocked off a gas pipe to an old fireplace. They tested the gas system for correct pressure and properly ensured the system was in a good state after the works were complete. I would recommend them as they clearly knew what they were doing, and communicated to me throughout so I was assured everything was OK. Thanks Homecure! 9880 - Vijay Patel
We have an IKEA kitchen and plumbers always seem reluctant about dealing with it; but not Homecure CS. They provided a reasonable pricing system and arranged to do the job the following day. The plumber had the tap changed in a matter of minutes. He was friendly and professional. Would recommend. Tara 9469
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:
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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.