RJ Gas Appliances Services have been installing boilers for over 35 years, we have a team of engineers who provide a quality, tidy, and reliable service.
- We can service or repair your boiler
- Install a new boiler
- Update your existing system
- Help you just add a few extra radiators
- Whatever your needs are, we can get you warm again.
Or maybe you prefer a gas fire to keep you warm..
Come to our gas appliance showroom and have a chat with us if you need advice on how to proceed…
Once you have invested in a central Heating system, good maintenance is essential. With radiant heat, the upkeep is quite simple.
- Never shut down your boiler, not for the summer or even if you are going away for a month. It is best to leave the pilot light running as shutting it down can cause undo wear on the heating coupler. Replacement of the heating coupler is much more expensive than the gas usage of your pilot light.
- Check your radiators and pipes regularly, yearly is best. Central heating systems must maintain a certain pressure (check your manual for your systems optimum PSI) and any leaks could effect your boiler’s efficiency. Boilers and radiators work under a very high pressure and leaks may happen over time. As soon as you find one call our Gas Safe Engineer immediately.
- Bleed your radiators yearly. Always use great care and use the following steps as a general guide:
- Best to have two people, a radiator key, a container to hold water and your boilers instruction/ care manual to hand (if you have lost your manual do a search online, most manuals can be found there)
- From the manual find out a) the recommended system pressure and b) the “water fill valve”
- While leaving someone at the boiler to monitor the gauge, you take the radiator key with your container and go to the radiator that is furthest away from the actual boiler.
- Take your key and place it on the bleeding valve usually located on the top of the radiator.
- Turn anti-clockwise until water or air comes out catching water in your container.
- Do this until there is no air and only water comes out. When this happens turn the key back and make sure the valve is closed.
- If when you open the valve, only air comes out and the system pressure gets too low, just close the valve and have the other person at the boiler system add water via the water fill valve.
- It is very important that you do this until nothing but water comes out of the valve. There will not be much water coming out, just a tiny squirt for as long as you leave the valve open.
- After you finish with the first radiator you will need to continue the process with the rest of the radiators moving closer to the furnace each time.
- Be careful to add pressure to the boiler system several times during this process of bleeding the radiators, always staying within the recommended pressure advised by your manual.
- DO NOT overfill the system. Too much pressure can be dangerous, but if you do over pressure the system, there is an emergency release valve on your system that will automatically open and lower pressure. Do Not depend on this and try to avoid needing this valve in the first place. If you do over pressurize the system, there are several way to safely remedy it, so long as the emergency valve hasn’t activated yet. Use your manual because each central heating system is different.