Why Your Home Could Be Cold All The Time
You and me baby ain't nothing but mammals, so let'd do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.."
No, not that! What I mean is, as mammals ourselves, we want to live in warm, cosy homes, not outside exposed to the elements. Unfortunately, sometimes our homes end up feeling more like freezers than cozy dens.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this post, I take a look at some of the reasons why your home might be cold all the time and what you can do about it.
You have An Issue With Your Boiler
If your home feels cold all the time, the first place to look for a problem is the boiler. That’s because it has a lot of parts and can wear out easily.
You’ll need to get an engineer to inspect your unit. If they find problems, they will recommend a boiler replacement. Carrying out this work will increase efficiency and reduce the overall amount of money you have to spend on bills.
You Need To Bleed Your Radiators
Sometimes your boiler can be working fine but your home is still cold. Usually, this happens because you have a radiator issue. Air trapped inside is preventing water from transferring heat to large parts of the metal, reducing efficiency.
Fortunately, bleeding radiators is simpler than you might think. You just need a radiator key and a towel.
Place the towel on the floor underneath the radiator to soak up any excess water. Then use your radiator key to slowly undo the nut until you hear a gentle hissing sound. Don’t undo it all the way otherwise you might wind up with a large water spill on your hands. The moment you notice water trickling out, retighten the nut. Once you complete this process, your radiator should be free from air.
Your Filter Is Clogged
Clogged filters are another big issue that can affect the temperature in your home. If air can’t pass through them, then neither your heating or cooling will work properly. Fans will have to work twice as hard to push the same volume of air through your ducts.
Again, the solution here is pretty simple: just clean or replace your filters. In some cases, you’ll be able to do this yourself, while in others, you’ll require specialists to help you.
Your Heating System Doesn’t Fill Your Entire House
For the whole of your home to feel warm and cosy, you need a radiator in every room. But sometimes you may find that you don’t have heating in certain areas, and that can be a problem.
Heating should fill your entire house. If it doesn’t yet, then call a local plumber and get them to sort it out for you, although it could involve ripping up floor boards so be prepared.
Once you have heating in every room, you can heat your property by different zones. You don’t need to warm the entire house when just heating a single room is all you need, that way you can save on bills.
Sometimes, you can also run into trouble with your heat pumps. On large homes, they might not be powerful enough to efficiently move water from the boiler through the entire system, leading to cold spots. Replacing the pump with a more powerful version solves this problem.
Fingers crossed the weather improves in the UK, until then I hope these tips help you to stay warm.