When considering which boiler is right for you, there are certain factors to look out for. Depending on the size of your property and the demand for hot water throughout the day, different attributes may suit you better. There are three main types of boiler – conventional, combi and system boilers.
A combi boiler (or combination boiler) is the most commonly used boiler in the UK as it provides heat for both the central heating system and the hot water system on demand... as and when you need it.
If you want to remove unsightly deposits and stains from your shower head try this: take a small, hole-free plastic bag and in it mix 1 cup of tap water with 1 cup of vinegar. Place the shower head in the solution, tie up the bag and leave overnight. In the morning your shower head should be clean and gleaming!
In order to ensure that a boiler is functioning correctly, it must be maintained regularly. Whilst many people might neglect to have their boiler serviced on a regular basis, it’s a fact that regular servicing keeps a boiler working at its optimum level, and failing to do so can prove costly, resulting in having to replace the entire system, or at the very least having to fork out for replacement parts. It’s recommended that most domestic heating systems should be serviced at least once every twelve months.
When the weather is hot and sunny, the last thing to enter your mind is your central heating and hot water system, and whether your boiler needs servicing. But harsh winters can bring a flurry of plumbing issues with burst pipes and trouble with boilers always seeming to occur most in a cold snap.
Imagine that you come home, open your front door... and are greeted by water pouring from the ceiling. Or that the floor in your bathroom resembles a swimming pool!
Bleeding a radiator is the process of letting out any air or gas that has become trapped inside. This is something that usually needs to be done around once a year, before the colder weather sets in, to ensure your heating system is in good working order.