As the winter weather really begins to bite it can be very tempting to crank the heating right up and make your home toasty warm. That is at least until your next heating bill arrives and reminds you that things are never quite that simple. Fortunately, however, there are some clever and easy ways in which you can cut that pesky heating bill without forcing yourself and your family to shiver away all winter long.
In our previous blog we explained how a central heating system works and how to remedy a cold radiator. Recapping a Central heating system is a very simple structure. A boiler (fuelled by gas or oil) is the most important part of a central heating system. Imagine a boiler as a big fire with a continued supply of fuel. When a boiler is switched on the gas or oil enters a sealed combustion chamber and via an electric ignition system the fuel is set alight. A heater exchanger connected to a cold water pipe is then infused with fine jets of heat (around 60°C/140°F) which in effect heats the water. This heated water is then moved along the pipework system (usually hidden in newer homes) by an electrical pump. Within your home when your heating system is on there is a continuous flow of hot water within pipework.
Why do radiators always decide to misbehave on the coldest of days and usually in the room you want to keep warm? Before calling out a heating engineer with a little patience and investigative work you may be able to sort the problem yourself. Firstly, you will need to identify the source of the problem.
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