• May 29, 2019

Why is my radiators cold?

Why is my radiators cold?

150 150 Myles Robinson

Why have you got cold radiators?

When you discover your radiator isn’t heating up the way it should be, it can be very frustrating. A professional qualified engineer can fix these problems quickly and easily. So why have you got a cold radiator?

The thermostat is too low

Research has shown that over 60% of us are making errors when using a thermostat. If you have a basic thermostat you may have the thermostat set too low. It’s usually recommended to have your thermostat set to the lowest and most comfortable temperature. This will be both comforting and energy efficient. Consider getting a smart thermostat installed. These are designed to learn your heating habits and your preference to create heating schedules that correspond with you routine daily. You can even adjust the temperature of your home when you aren’t there.

The timer or programmer has stopped working

Your boiler is programmed to distribute heating and hot water. You should be able to adjust the settings to your own preference. But if these stop working suddenly, it could be that the clock dial is stuck. Power cuts and seasonal time changes are very common causes of these appearing broken.

The gas boiler’s pilot light is out

In older boilers, the pilot light provides the flame that lights the gas produced by the main boiler. If this goes out, a valve cuts the gas to prevent a leak. If you notice that the light has gone out, you can try to relight it. Follow the manufacturer’s steps to relighting the pilot. If necessary, repeat, if it remains to be unsuccessful, contact a qualified engineer.

The system pipework is blocked

A GasSafe registered engineer can perform a system powerflush. This process involves sending a chemically infused liquid through the central heating system at a high velocity to remove any rust, dirt or sludge that may have built up over the years. This will potentially make your central work at full efficiency again.

If you have any issues with your broken boiler and require a boiler service then contact us today to get an engineer booked in. Alternatively, compare boiler quotes offer a range of boiler finance options if you are in the market for a new boiler.

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