The colder months are fast approaching us, with many homes in the United Kingdom already having their heating turned on to warm up their homes. But for some of us, it hasn’t been this simple. Some people will be experiencing issues this winter with their heating. Today, we are going to share with you some of the reasons why your heating may not be working this winter.
One of the most common reasons why your heating may not be working effectively this winter is your pipes being frozen. this is common during the winter months as it is so cold outside that the water running through the pipes is becoming frozen. The main way that you can solve this issue is by turning your heating on earlier than what you need it. This helps to give your pipes time to warm up and unfreeze before warming up your home. It will be the pipes that are outside your home that are frozen rather than inside.
Another reason why your heating may not be working is due to a burst pipe. This is an issue that you can not fix yourself simply. You will need to hire a plumber to solve this issue as it will be a costly fix. Once your burst pipe has been fixed, you will find that your heating does begin to work more effectively during the winter months.
Trapped Air In Your Radiators
Finally, you may have trapped air in your radiator that is preventing them to heat up effectively. To solve this issue you will need to bleed your radiators. This is a simple task that you can do yourself, but you may wish to hire a professional if you are unsure of what to do. Bleeding your radiator will help it to work effectively this winter.