Summer is approaching, so people do not always consider it an appropriate time for boiler maintenance. However, these months should be seen as an ideal prospect to address all plumbing worries so they do not become an issue in the colder months.
A factor which requires a significant amount of upkeep for ultimate function is the central heating pump. When the pump is on and feeling hot but not moving heat around the system, this can indicate a problem. Many people are not aware of central heating pumps and that they can go wrong, after all:
Pumps can become worn;
Power to the pump may be affected, leading to faulty operation;
Pumps can become congested with grime;Effective operation of a central heating pump also depends on being on the correct settings;
There may be an air lock within the pump which can affect its operation;
Internal corrosion can stop the pump from operating properly;
Incorrect wiring can cause the circulating pump to run in the wrong way also.
However, if you are looking for heating service, it can be difficult to know where to start; as the above points may indicate, central heating maintenance can appear complex and an issue can have a number of potential causes. Ultimately, that is why it is important to get an experienced plumber involved at the earliest possible stage.