Quick fix for your heating problem? You could be costing yourself more

When you have an old or faulty boiler it can feel easier to put the problem off or have a go at fixing it yourself, but you could be doing more harm than good.

To avoid any costly bodged jobs, here are some common heating issues and how best to address them:

Not feeling the heat?

If your radiators take an age to warm up or aren’t giving out the same heat, it can be tempting to just turn the heating up an extra few notches on those chilly evenings.

In actual fact, you’re likely to be wasting extra energy for little effect. A quick survey of your heating could find that your radiators need bleeding, or that your boiler has become tired and inefficient. Our engineers will be able to tell you exactly which part of your central heating isn’t working and recommend a fix.

Cold and temperamental shower?

Have you noticed your shower losing power or getting cold and temperamental? Picking up a replacement shower head might provide a quick boost, but in the long run, the same issues are going to come creeping back.

Your shower is dependent on your heating system, and the type of boiler you have – having a combi boiler means your hot water is delivered at mains pressure, giving you a strong supply of hot water 24/7.

Boiler cutting out?

We all know the trick of switching something off and on again until it reboots, but if your boiler is cutting out it’s probably for a reason. Boilers accumulate dirt and dust within the system which can be damaging. An annual service prevents this accumulation and spots any issues before they arise.

Any quick fix for your heating problem is going to be short-term at best and will cost you more money in the long run. The only way to fix a heating problem for certain is by professional diagnosis and repair.

At BASI, we offer a free survey where our trained engineers will explain what’s causing the issue and recommend a solution. Don’t put it off until it gets worse – get in touch with BASI and get it fixed for good.

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