Soon, the cold winter weather will be here, and you want to be prepared for whatever may come. One of the benefits of radiant heating systems is that they are low-maintenance. Even though there is less maintenance needed, there are still some things that need to be done before winter arrives to ensure you are ready for cold weather. Here are some radiant heating maintenance tips to ensure you are ready for another cold winter.
1. Cleaning Radiators and Components to Prepare for Winter Weather
Dirty radiators, baseboard heaters or other radiant heating elements can hamper the efficiency of radiant heating. Before the winter months start, you will want to make sure that all the radiators in your home are clean and free of dirt and debris. Make sure that you clean the radiators before you move on to other maintenance tasks that need to be done before you turn your heating on for the first time this year.
2. Bleeding Air Out of The System to Ensure Radiators Are Heating Efficiently
Air in radiators and plumbing lines of your heating system may be another problem that you have to deal with during the winter months. Before you start using your heating system, you will want to bleed the air out of the lines. This can be done by opening bleeder valves and letting the air out until there is only a small stream of water coming out of the valve.
3. Preparing Fuel Systems and Inspecting Them to Ensure They Are Working
There are also many types of fuel systems used for radiant heating, which include natural gas, heating oil, biomass and other fuels. To ensure that your system is working efficiently during the winter months, you will want to do maintenance to the fuel systems and ensure that you have enough fuel to heat your home throughout the cold winter months.
4. Changing Filters and Servicing Boilers to Prepare for Cold Weather to Arrive
It is also important to routinely change filters of fuel systems or other elements of your heating system. You will want to change any filters that your system uses and have it serviced to ensure it works efficiently during the winter months.
These are some radiant heating maintenance tips to ensure you are ready for another cold winter. If you are ready to start doing maintenance before winter, contact a professional heating and plumbing repairs service for help.Share