It goes without saying that not having heating at home is a bad idea. Heating is important for a number of reasons, including health and basic comfort. Here at Abbey Boilers, we offer a number of heating services, including boiler servicing. As winter approaches, it is important to have your boilers serviced to avoid sudden breakdowns that will end up costing you more to fix. A cold home isn't safe for anyone, the winter months make a cold home even less safer. We look at good reasons why you need warmth at home in the winter.
Here at Abbey Boilers, in Horsham, West Sussex, we come across a number of common boiler problems...
1: DRIPS AND LEADS
If you got a leaky boiler system then it is absolutely best to call out an Abbey Boiler Services professional. Leaks and drips generally mean an internal component is faulty - like the pump seal or pressure value. If you’re finding leaks around the pipes, radiators, and joints then it’s either because the system has been installed poorly or you are experiencing corrosion.
2: NO HEATING OR HOT RUNNING WATER
Definitely not what you want on a cold winter morning! Broken airlocks and diaphragms, thermostat issues, a low water level, or valve failure could all be the problem here. Some of these challenges you could perhaps tackle yourself, but it’s trial and error if you don’t know what you’re doing. Talking to an Abbey Boiler professional would be advisable.
3: NO PILOT LIGHT
Well, this one’s easy to spot, isn’t it?! No flame/pilot light on the boiler. This could be due to a mechanical issue stopping the gas supply or simply a draught coming from somewhere blowing it out. Before attempting to re-light the pilot flame, please check your gas supply is turned off. If you have any doubts, it’s best to leave it to someone who knows’s what they’re doing.
Thermostats & Timers
At Abbey Boilers, here in Horsham, West Sussex - one of the key areas we see our customers having trouble is unreliable thermostats and timers. With a thermostat located in an awkward place, like an attic, cellar, next to a window or cooker, it can rec havoc with the temperature reading and cause your heating to come on at all sorts of odd times.
Malfunctioning or complicated digital boiler controllers/timers can also make things difficult - especially for older residents.
The benefits of fitting out your house with pipe insulation are two-fold. As we all know, when water freezes, it expands. Now imagine the water in your household pipes freezing during a particularly cold snap in winter. A burst pipe and an ugly situation you don’t want to be dealing with. And you don’t have to. By adding pipe insulation to your boiler system you’ll ensure that the water in your pipes never dips below freezing temperatures.
The second benefit? Pipe insulation is also going to reduce your energy bills.
Ask one of our Abbey Boiler service professionals more about pipe insulation during your autumn service.
Power Flush your system
Want another money saving tip? Get a Power Flush during your boiler service.
A Power Flush is a professional level deep clean of your heating and water system. It’ll clean out all the built up sludge and grime in the pipes and radiators and replace it with clean water and a corrosion inhibitor.
This will vastly improve the efficiency of your central heating system - meaning you don’t need to have it on for such lengthy periods in order to heat your home sufficiently. Save money!
So if you’re in Horsham, West Sussex or the surrounding areas, call Abbey Boilers now and get your boiler serviced before the cold nights close in!
For those who live in the Horsham and West Sussex areas, the words 'freezing fog and ice' is very
familiar. There is almost never a season that goes by without the weatherman telling us that a cold snap
is set to hit west Sussex or that it is increasingly cloudy, with perhaps the odd spot of rain. Thankfully
there is such thing as heating that makes the British cold weather bearable. At Abbey Boilers, our
heating engineers specialise in domestic boiler servicing, repair and installation with a wealth of
experience in gas, oil and LPG appliances.
With an aim to provide you with only the very best in service, the Abbey Boilers service engineers arrive
at your location uniformed. Each is thoroughly and professionally trained to both GAS SAFE and
OFTEC standards. They are also frequently updating their training with a vast number of boiler
manufacturers which helps us stay informed of any technology industry updates.
You searched everywhere for the perfect heating engineer, finally found the perfect fit, got your boilers installed, and you are finally sitting at home with an eased mind. That’s great! Now that you are the proud owner of a new boiler, it is now time to take good care of your boiler so it serves you long and well. Here are some tips that will help elongate your boiler’s life, and in the long-term, will save you some money.
Did you know that the ideal temperature to keep in a home is between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius? Furthermore, did you know that older adults should keep the temperatures in their home at at least 18 degrees Celsius?
Having a heating system in your home is a must. With the many choices of heating companies out there, it is important to consider the benefits of each heating system professionals. At Abbey Boilers, we are committed to providing our customers the best service we can during each step of a heating system installation.
When having a new heating system installed, there are a few things to consider before making this big investment.
At Abbey Boilers, we believe that our customers should always be able to reach us if they need to. That is why we provide quality services in West Sussex, Surrey, South West London and Brighton and Hove areas, Full list of are service area can be found here.
We specialise in domestic boiler servicing, repair and installation, and we have also got a ton experience in the field of gas, oil and LPG appliances.
With us, you will not wait on the phone for hours, getting connected to call centres in other countries. You will be connected to us direct, Abbey Boilers, and all of our team is located in the West Sussex area.
Unlike larger brands, choosing to go local will give you a sense of familiarity, as we care for each one of our clients personally. All our professional engineers are also based in West Sussex, so if you have an emergency, you know your engineer is only one phone call away, ready to solve your issue.
When buying a new Oil tank you need to ensure you are complying with the law, but you also need a tank that suits you and your home’s needs. Hopefully this information will help you inform you on things you should think about and ask when getting a quote.
Where should you put your tank?
What type of tank do you need?
Is there east access for you and your delivery driver?
What is the best way to install you tank in order to maintain your tank warranty and reduce fire risk?
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