How to prepare your central heating system for the winter?

Prepare your central heating system for the winter and cold weather by following our easy steps, and helpful advice to get ready on time.

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Turning on the heating system is what we consider the official start of the cold season. There is no use denying it, once the leaves start falling and the wind is blowing it's time to crank up the thermostat.

But before you turn the heating system on for the winter, you need to check it's in good health, and ready to face the new season.

Follow the tips below, and learn how toprepare your central heating system for the winter:

Bleed your radiators.

Bleeding your radiators is not as complicated as it sounds, and it is done to release air, which might be trapped in your heating system. If you notice your radiators have cold patches, or the top is cold, this means it's time for a bleeding. Learn more on how to bleed your radiators.

Power flush the central heating system

If sludge comes out when you bleed your radiators, it's good to consider a power flush to clear the heating system of dangerous build-up. Build-up of sludge overtime can affect your boiler over time, so it's a good idea to act as soon as you notice the issue. Our Rightio engineers can help .

Use filters

The inside of your radiators is vulnerable to corrosion overtime. To prepare your heating system for the winter, and keep your boiler safe, you can use specialised products like inhibitor or boiler filters. Want one installed - our professional engineers can help .

Insulate your home.

Save your heating system, and reduce bills by insulating your home, making sure the precious heat can't escape through window and door gaps.

Test your thermostat

Make sure your thermostat is working correctly - switch it on, and you should hear the click and the heating starting right on. Change the battery back up in the thermostat to ensure your heating will run seamlessly all winter.

Invest in a smart thermostat

If you haven't got one already consider investing in a smart thermostat. It will help you reduce your bills, and be more environmentally friendly, as you can set it to turn on based on when you'll be home.

What else are you doing to prepare for the winter?


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