The winter season is fast approaching and in line with the manufacturer’s recommendations your heating equipment, including boilers & gas/oil-fired space heaters, should have been serviced and ready for action.
If this important visit by a manufacturer-approved engineer has not taken place, then the efficiency and working life of the equipment will be diminished and it could fail to operate at all. It’s worthwhile noting that a manufacturer’s warranty, which in some cases can be for 5 years, could become void if regular planned heating system maintenance has not taken place.
The Signs Your Heating System Needs Maintenance
- Inconsistent temperatures throughout the building: Every room should have a consistent temperature when the heating is turned on. However, there may be times when one room is cold, while another is warm and comfortable. This is a sign the heating system isn’t functioning properly.
- Unusual noises coming from the system: Your heating system should run with minimal noise, no matter the temperature you’ve chosen on the thermostat. If it’s really loud while running, this could mean there is a fault that needs checking. Any gurgling or other unusual sounds are also a clear sign of a problem.
- More dust than usual: Turning on your heating system after a long, warm summer may push a lot of dust into the building. This doesn’t mean there is a fault; however, it does mean it’s time to give it a good clean.
- Increased gas and heating bills: If the heating system isn’t operating efficiently, this can lead to you paying more each month on gas and heating bills. An old system may need to use more power, which is the reason for the increase in costs.
- You keep having to adjust the thermostat: You should only have to adjust your thermostat a couple of times a day. If you’re finding you can’t get the building’s temperature right, there may be a problem.
Now you know the importance of checking your heating system and what to look out for, who should you turn to? There are two essential qualifications any engineer should have. They need to be Gas Safe registered and have been issued with Oftec.
The Gas Safe Register is the UK’s only official gas registration body for businesses and engineers. They ensure best practices in building services management by enforcing industry codes of practice and compliance with all current legislation. Installation, commissioning, servicing, maintenance, inspecting, and decommissioning of stationary heating equipment are all covered work activities.
The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015 No 310 require certification. Companies that gain certification have shown that they employ adequate numbers of appropriately skilled individuals to cover the estimated volume of activities in the installation, commissioning, decommissioning, repair, maintenance, or servicing of stationary.
Ambivent Heating System Maintenance
Ambivent Facilities Management has been established since 1990 offering full design, supply, installation, and maintenance of heating, plumbing, ventilation, air conditioning & electrical systems. Our team is Gas Safe registered and has years of experience working in the industry. Alongside Gas Safe, Ambivent Facilities Management has been issued with Oftec.
They are poised to offer reactive servicing on that first cold morning and proactive planned maintenance for the following year to hopefully ensure the long working life of your building’s mechanical services.
Avoid the panic, ring Ambivent Facilities Management now on 01604 645788.