Radiators not Heating up?
You may have radiators that are struggling to heat up, this can be the fault of a few things, sometimes excess air in the system or possibly corrosion that is building up among other things. These are all very solvable issues, whether it’s powerflushing the system that’s needed to remove sludge or bleeding radiators to remove air we can resolve these issues for you to enable your property.
Ideally all central heating systems should have a magnetic filter installed as part of the initial installation.
A magnetic filter is a magnet which is connected to the pipework and it catches all the corrosion that floats around the system. Both radiators and copper pipework corrode and this corrosion floats around the system and eventually finds its way into the boiler pump and radiator valves among other things and then starts causing problems. We can fit a magnetic filter to your system which will prolong the life of both your boiler and radiators, and the best bit is that normally fitting a magnetic filter is a fairly simple and inexpensive exercise!
Radiators can over the years be abused, the valves that stick out and pipework gets accidently knocked by people walking past and on the radiators themselves get knocked and pulled. Most leaks from radiators come from where pipes go into the valves as this is the weak spot. Normally fixing a leaking radiator is a simple task and inexpensive. If you have a leaking radiator in the Glasgow area then let us know and out or dedicated heating engineer can come to your Glasgow property and fix it for you.
By law all landlords that own or manage properties in the UK must gain a GAS Landlord Certificate for their property. The law is in place to ensure landlords have adequately working and safe gas appliances and installations in their properties.
The test to gain the certificate is done by inspecting gas appliances and pipework to ensure they are operating properly. If you are a landlord and need help with this please call us. Our Gas Safe Registered heating engineer can organise this for you and help you to ensure you are complying with the necessary regulations.
Sooner or later your boiler will breakdown and most of the time it can be fixed. However, after so many years, you may need to consider renewing, whether it’s because your current one costs too much to fix or it may be due to the fact that the current boiler is inefficient and is wasting valuable fuel.
Getting a new boiler can be a bit of a minefield for some. We don’t charge anything to come out and chat to you if you need advice on a new boiler or heating system, it’s a big outlay and it’s important that you get the best that you can within your budget.
There are many types and brands of boilers, some are cheap and will have a short lifespan but you don’t need to buy the most expensive boiler to ensure you get a good one. It’s really about your property and the amount of people living there.
For example a 4 bedroom house with 2 adults and 3 children would need a good middle to high spec boiler as its going to see a lot of use heating a big house and going through a lot of hot water with multiple showers etc3Ü4 whereas a 1 or 2 bedroom flat would need a boiler that was a lot less powerful (and cheaper) as it would be doing half the work.
One thing to remember is that when renewing the boiler you should keep some money in your budget for powerflushing the pipework. A powerflush removes the old corrosion and sludge from the pipework. You don’t want a lot of old corrosion finding its way into your new boiler. Also many boiler manufacturers insist on a powerflush before installation otherwise they will void the boiler warranty, one to remember!
Remember, we don’t charge to come out and give you advice!
Central heating Installations
Whether it’s moving into a new property or maybe your current central heating system is just old and had its day sometimes you may want to get a new system for your property. When renewing the system it normally involves lifting floorboards and renewing the pipework underneath and bringing new pipework up out of the floor to feed the new radiators. We would recommend a magnetic filter and a corrosion inhibitor to be installed on all new installations.
Once a new system is installed the property would heat up super quick and will give you a warm and comfortable property.
Please get in touch if you are thinking of getting a new heating system installed in your property.