The first of October is traditionally the time that many people in England (or at least in the South Eastern part where I live) turn on the central heating. There is a chill in the air and especially so, it seems this year as the weather has been fairly bleak for most of the summer. Cricket matches have not been played (you cannot play cricket in the rain) and the blog statistics show that lots of people are reading http://robertkyriakides.wordpress.com/2009/02/06/common-problems-with-gas-boilers-%E2%80%93-why-you-may-suddenly-lose-hot-water-or-space-heat/ and other blogs that I have written about condensing boilers, whose design seems to be perhaps a shade too technical.
Now is a good time to give your central heating a quick check and here are some tips that you might find helpful. (more…)