Central Heating Installation, Repair & Servicing Fife and Edinburgh
LC Central Heating are experts in all aspects of central heating installation, repair and installation across Fife and Edinburgh.
The main component of any gas central heating system is the boiler, but there are other critical components necessary for the smooth functioning of your central heating.
We discuss them here, along with common faults and what to do in the event of a breakdown.
Starting with the most obvious, no system can function if one or more radiators has developed a fault.
If a radiator is hot at the bottom but cold at the top, it probably just needs to be bled: air has entered the system and is filling the top of the radiator. Only the water circulating round the system is being heated and the air, which rises to the top inside the radiator, is not conducting heat.
Bleeding is a very simple procedure you can do yourself with a radiator key and a cloth. You can get a radiator key very cheaply in a DIY store.
How To Bleed a Radiator:
Turn off the heating. Holding the cloth over the valve to catch any liquid that comes out, open the radiator valve (a square brass nut) at the top of the radiator a quarter turn anti-clockwise. Keep it open as long as you hear hissing as air escapes, then close again when liquid comes out.
Repeat with other radiators in the house.
Turn on the heating and check the radiators. This will have probably fixed the problem but if not, contact us.
Power Flush the Sludge from Your System
If the problem is that your radiators are hot at the top but cold at the bottom, you probably have a build-up of sludge in your system.
This is a mixture of dirt and rust that builds up over time. You cannot fix this yourself: contact LC Central Heating to arrange a power flush of your central heating system.
Repressurise Your System
If your radiators are cold all over, don’t panic. It may be just that the system has lost pressure. Not as serious as it sounds, it can be repressurised by filling up the system with water via the filling loop. You can do this yourself if you have the manual to show how your filling loop system works, or contact us.
If the problem is not due to loss of pressure, you may have a faulty pump, a fault with the boiler itself or an electronic fault with the programmer or thermostat. You should not attempt repairs on a central heating system. It could be dangerous and you will invalidate any manufacturer’s warranty.
Contact LC Central Heating to arrange a visit by a qualified, registered Gas Safe Register engineer.
Central Heating Installation, Repairs and Servicing
Full Central Heating System Replacement
Thinking about replacing your central heating system?
We offer a full central heating system replacement. We can install a brand-new gas boiler and thermostat, fit new radiators, even upgrade your pipes to allow for high-pressure combi boilers. We have years of experience dealing with all kinds of gas central heating systems in a variety of properties throughout Fife and Edinburgh.
Get in touch with us today.
We install radiators, which come with a 10-year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Expert plumbing services for leaky taps and clogged drains
You can rely on us to fix any type of faulty kitchen and bathroom plumbing repairs.
- Leaking taps
- Burst pipes
- Blocked sinks
- Clogged drains
Boiler Installation, Repair and Servicing
We specialise in boiler installation, repair and services across a range of leading boiler manufactures. We can install, repair and service all types of gas boiler including combi boilers, system boilers and conventional boilers.
Why should you use LC Central Heating for Your Plumbing and Central Heating?
LC Central Heating is part of LC Joinery, Roofing & Building Work: a trusted, all-trades Fife construction company.
All of our gas engineers are experienced, fully qualified and registered with Gas Safe Register. We pride ourselves that our team is friendly and honest, we are reliable and our work is dependable and comes with a guarantee. No matter the size of your job, our professional tradesmen can get it done quickly and neatly and we are very proud of the exceptional service that we can offer.
We are fully insured and we’ve been in our premises in Thornton since 2008, so our customers know where we are if they have any questions once we’ve finished the job.
If you would like more information or a free estimate, we’d be delighted to hear from you.
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