Its summertime, and we have been blessed with our fair share of lovely warm weather this year. With the warmer days keeping your home heated nicely, you might not be thinking about switching your boiler on and kick starting your radiators back into action. But summertime is actually the most convenient time to be checking your radiators and making any changes that are required before the cold weather starts creeping its way back to us.
You won’t be freezing cold if anything needs changing!
If you’re unfortunate enough to have your boiler breakdown in the cold winter months, this is going to have a huge impact on you and your family. Nobody wants to be cold in their home and there’s only so much warmth you can get from layering up and wrapping blankets around you. Plus, the thought of no hot water in the winter is far too much to handle!
Boiler replacements don’t always happen overnight, sometimes it can take much longer if there are other obstacles that you need to overcome along the way. So, take advantage of the warmer weather and do your boiler checks in the summertime, that way if anything does need changing, it won’t affect you quite as much as it would in the brisk winter weather.
Plumbers aren’t as busy in the summertime.
Winter is the busiest time for plumbers, everyone is switching their radiators back on and discovering unknown faults. Not only that, but heating engineers have to deal with various other problems that are only present in the winter, such as frozen pipes. So, it makes perfect sense to book your heating engineer at his quieter period. That way, you won’t be waiting for an appointment and you can book a timeslot that suits you, rather than having to put up with the only free space available, which more than likely won’t be convenient for you.
Less stress and pay less!
If your boiler does have a breakdown in the winter and your plumber has no available appointments anytime soon, you will have to call an emergency plumber, and this will cost much more! It’s going to put a lot of stress on your shoulders to sort the problem out quickly, because a house without heat and hot water in the winter is not ideal. So be prepared, pay less and then there’s no need for stress.
You’ll have more time to decide, so you can get what you really want.
If you do find a problem with your radiators and you need to have them replaced, with the endless radiator choices available on the market today, you don’t want to rush choosing new ones. From space saving vertical designer radiators, to decorative glass radiators, the options are endless! Planning ahead before winter will allow you to research into different styles to find what you like best. This will make sure that your radiators complement your home décor and become an overall part of the design of your home. Here at Heating Style, we have a huge range of stunning designer radiators and towel rails that will give your home the revamp that it deserves, ready for those cold nights snuggled up on the sofa with a brew in hand.
Have you considered installing dual fuel radiators?
We are just starting to feel a hint of autumn in the air, yet it’s not quite cool enough to switch the central heating system back on. Wouldn’t it be great if you could power one single radiator in a cooler room in your home without having to switch all the radiators on? This is where the dual fuel radiator option comes in handy! With the addition of an electrical heating element and a T-piece, it allows your radiator to be powered both electrically by the heating element and hydronically by the central heating system. This is a great way to save energy, as it allows you to heat one room that’s feeling cold without having to heat the whole house, therefore saving you money on your heating bills.
There’s nothing worse than having a lovely refreshing shower, and then getting out and wrapping a cold, damp towel around you because it hasn’t had chance to dry. Wouldn’t it be lovely if you could have warm, dry towels all year through? With dual fuel, you can! Simply switch your bathroom towel rail on and say goodbye to cold damp towels!
If you want to learn more about electrical heating elements, check out our blog “Which Heated Towel Rail Element is best for you?”
So, what are you waiting for? Get prepared for the winter and test your central heating system now, before it’s too late!