Your central heating system is without a doubt one of the most expensive and essential parts of your home. You rely on central heating to keep you and your family clean and warm every day. So it stands to reason that you would want to keep your central heating and all plumbing in a more than agreeable condition. When something goes wrong with your plumbing it can cause a huge problem throughout your household. There are some tell tale signs you can look out for to see if anything has gone wrong with your plumbing. If it has then the quality of your central heating will be compromised and you will need to seek professional help.
The most obvious sign that something has gone wrong with your plumbing will be that you have absolutely no hot water. This happens because the pipes running to and from your central heating system have become blocked with sludge and debris. Another obvious sign of trouble with your plumbing is that your boiler is making a noise. Noisy boilers are a big giveaway of a problem within your central heating system plumbing and should be given immediate attention.
Other signs of troublesome plumbing and deteriorating central heating systems are cold patches on your radiators. When you have internal plumbing issues these cold patches can begin quite small and grow as time goes on. This will mean that the efficiency of your central heating is becoming more and more compromised over time. If you have cold patches around the bottom and towards the middle of your radiators then the cause is most likely the build up of sludge, however if these patches are more towards the top then rust is the more likely suspect.
Taking care of your central heating system and especially your plumbing is pivotal to maintaining the same great functioning you get from a new boiler. If you love the convenience that your central heating provides, then taking some time and care to ensure nothing goes wrong with your plumbing will be on your to do list. Remember that your central heating unit and all associated aspects of the plumbing are built to last but they still need a little help in preserving optimum efficiency.