Common central heating problems

Central heating is something we all rely on, especially in the winter months. So when this goes wrong, it can be quite disconcerting. Here at Charter Heating, we are leading boiler, heating and gas experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the most common central heating problems, and how to resolve these.

What are the most common central heating problems?

Central heating problems could stem from a range of sources. These include:

  • The radiators- limescale build ups inside your radiators can be a big problem for your central heating system. Once the build ups get to a certain point, pressure will build up as the steam tries to move past, but struggles to fit. This will result in your radiators not warming up at all, and your boiler having to work harder than it should. As a result, you should arrange for your radiators to be bled regularly.
  • Central heating pump-This pumps water from the boiler around the radiators and back to the boiler. This needs to be plugged into the mains to work and if this is broken you may not be able to heat your radiators. After a power-cut, you might find that this has switched itself off and you simply need to switch it back on for your home to heat up as normal.
  • The thermostat- sometimes your boiler can stop communicating effectively with the thermostat, for whatever reason. And sometimes your thermostat can develop a fault. Either of these will need to be investigated and rectified by a professional, to get your home warm again.

For any central heating issue, large or small, you should always contact a trained and qualified professional team of heating engineers, like us here at Charter Heating. For more information or advice about your boiler or central heating system, why not get in touch today?