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Taking Care of Your Central Heating System in Auckland

Author: Sam Smith
by Sam Smith
Posted: Jun 13, 2017

While central heating devices are more suited to be used in cool weather and people generally tend to forget their devices in the summer, however, since their could be several other uses of central heating devices in warmer season, it's definitely the best time to repair your radiators, boilers and your central heating in Auckland.

Standard Boilers

Conventional boilers generally don't have a summer mode. Some have an immersion heater affixed to the cylinder so that you can heat the water with the boiler off, however it's not particularly efficient and quite a costly drain on electricity.

The heating and hot water aren't independent, so the boiler will still come on when hot water is required. A cylinder thermostat and valves regulate the hot water, so these things you must consider checking.

Up in the loft, cold water storage and expansion tanks are located. Summer is an ideal time to analyze these as well. Check the overflow, and make sure that ball valves are shut off rightly. If they're not insulted already, cover and lag your tanks. This will lessen the time it requires to reheat the water in your cylinder.

Central Heating Pump

It is recommended to analyze your central heating pump well, although you will need to make sure heating is on. Make sure the radiators warm up soundly as anticipated and that the pump isn't making any rattling noises.

Combination Boilers

Unlike traditional boilers, many combination boilers have a summer setting which is capable of providing hot water only. Combi boilers don't store the water, either, which is perfectly suitable on the pocket as you're only heating what you need.

It's recommended to clean your system at least once in a year. Flush it through with industry cleanser, and when filling it back up, add in an inhibitor to safeguard the metal in your system from rusting.

When removing or replacing radiators, make sure you re-dose the system with inhibitor to prevent leaking the leakage of radiators and corrosion.

As cold water is warmer in the summer, you may adjust the water temperature setting. This will give you an ideal blend of hot and cold water. This may also be suitable in case of showers – a slightly cooler shower may be suitable for the summer season.


With new radiators being introduced in the past couple of years, many people are looking to upgrade in order to enhance the look of their home. Summer is no doubt a perfect time to replace radiators and for necessary radiator maintenance.

Always make sure that your central heating system is up and running. This not only keeps your radiator maintained for summer but also it ensures that you are less likely to go without a central heating system when you need it most.

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Author: Sam Smith

Sam Smith

New Zealand

Member since: Jun 12, 2017
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