If Your Heating System Working To It’s Full Potential

Ability provides assistance with heating system, plumbing and electrical assistance in the Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, East Grinstead, Maidstone, Bromley, Orpington and surrounding areas in Kent, East and West Sussex areas.

Heating systems currently attract dirt and obtain air within them.  It is important to service regularly to remove these to ensure that all is working to its full potential.  If dirt and air are left untreated it will inevitably lead to problems and could, therefore, lead to system breakdowns, which usually happens at the most inappropriate times

Debris in the heating system

Ability has found that whilst technology has moved on and heating systems are far more advanced with smart controls etc we have also noticed that unfortunately, they are more sensitive to contamination from dirt particles and with airlocks.

Whilst many of us will have our boilers serviced regularly, we do not tend to think about the quality of water that is running throughout our heating systems.  An inhibitor to minimise corrosion should be applied particularly in hard water areas.  It is recommended that a heating system should be flushed every 5 to 6 years to ensure efficiency and stop limescale build-up and remove debris and rust.

Common Heating System Complains

Here at Ability we look at some of the most common system complaints to look out for, which suggest air and dirt which could jeopardise the performance of a light commercial or domestic heating system.  

Noisy System – if the system is becoming unusually noisy when in operation this is usually because there is air and build-up within the heating systems resulting in the radiators and pipework banging and clanging as the water tries to pass through.

Cold radiators – If radiators have cold spots or are cold at the bottom but warm at the top, this would suggest there is a build-up of debris within the systems and therefore a power flush may be required.

Corrosion within the system

Air – if there is increased air in the system, this will accumulate in the radiators and potentially clog up the pump, this will usually be noticeable by a noisy system and should be treated as soon as possible to prevent problems.

Replacement of Parts- if parts are being replaced faster than expected this could be due to contamination within the heating system.  When there are debris and air within the system the parts such as the pump are having to work harder to achieve the same output, leading to strain and excessive wear on parts.  Replacing parts can be very costly and can be avoided by keeping the boiler regularly services, water treated and radiators bleed.

If you require any assistance please contact us on 01892 514495 or email info@ability.uk.com

Gas Boiler Installation-Commercial work in Sevenoaks

Yesterday two of our heating engineers completed a Keston Heat 55 A rated regular gas boiler installation in a basement which included upgrading the system controls and pipework to meet Part L Building Regulations.  The existing boiler was obsolete and the customer now has an efficient and reliable new gas boiler with easy to read boiler controls.  All gas boiler installations by Ability South UK Ltd are quoted individually and based on a site visit to ensure that  customer requirements are taken into consideration and where appropriate alternative options are given.

Existing obsolete boiler floor standing boiler before it was de-installed from alcove in the basement
Existing obsolete floor standing boiler before it was de-installed from alcove in the basement

The existing old boiler has been removed from alcove in basement
The old boiler has been removed from the alcove in the basement

Keston Heat 55 gas boiler installation complete with magnetic filter in new position in basement
Keston Heat 55 gas boiler installation complete with magnetic filter in new position in basement

New copper pipe work and controls for gas boiler installlation in basement
New copper pipe work and controls for gas boiler installation in basement

New copper pipework for new gas boiler installation where the old boiler was located in the alcove
New copper pipework for new gas boiler installation where the old boiler was located in the alcove

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