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How often should I check my heater’s gas pressure?

The Importance of Gas Pressure in Heating Units

 

London Heating EngineerBeing a homeowner is one of the most enjoyable things a person can be. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the most stressful when something in the home goes wrong. But, with proper maintenance and care the stress never has to happen! One of these important preventative actions is to check the gas pressure in your home’s heating unit. While this might sound complicated, in reality this is quite simple.

Every heating unit, no matter its make or model, comes equipped with a mechanism to regulate the gas pressure within. This mechanism needs to be checked periodically to make sure that the pressure is at the required level. Gas pressure can be either too high or too low, but whether it’s one or the other still ruins the operations of the machine. Proper pressure is needed to ensure that fuel actually reaches the gas lines to power the unit. If pressure is simply too low, then the heating unit will not work, probably at all. But, if the pressure is actually too high, the machine has a chance of exploding and causing untold amounts of damage to the home, and people, around it.

Moreover, regularly checking the pressure in a heating unit can expose problems that possibly were not noticed before. Over time, a machine will experience wearing. To the untrained homeowner, this goes unnoticed. Eventually, cracks do develop, and this means that unwanted and now wasted gas is leaking into the home. A regular check up on the gas pressure can detect these problems, and put an end to them before they become much worse.

While quite a few homeowners will have the do-it-yourself attitude, it is highly recommended to instead have a trained technician come in a thoroughly check the machine. While the associated upfront cost may be higher, the risk of having damage to home and family is significantly reduced.

Do you need to have the gas pressure in your heating unit checked? Call City Gas Services at 020 8882 2266 and schedule a service call today!

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