As the heating season approaches and in order to avoid problems, it is necessary to properly prepare the heating systems of buildings.
Key steps to take:
• Clean or inspect the chimney (if any).
• Prepare the heating appliance for the season, clean and adjust it.
• If the heating system has intermediate heat exchangers - they must be cleaned for hot water preparation and heating, otherwise the efficiency of the heating system will decrease. This can cause problems such as not having enough heating on a very cold day.
• Check the operation of all circulation pumps.
• Clean the heating system dirt collectors.
• Top up the heating system to operating pressure.
• Bleed air from the heating system.
• Check the expansion vessel.
• Check the operation of all automatic actuators / valves.
• Check the operation of all temperature sensors.
• Check protection systems against water pressure increase; from an increase in temperature (if any).
• Check the shut-off valves, as they must be leak-proof in an emergency.
• Repair (if damaged) the insulation of the heating pipes to prevent heat loss.
• Check the thermostatic valves of all heating appliances (they are usually mounted on radiators).
• Check the operation of the controls in the room (sometimes they work with batteries, check for discharge).
It is recommended to periodically inventory the heating system of the building, checking whether the heating devices and stand balancing devices correspond to the design project. The inspection may be carried out by the building manager or the building heating and hot water system supervisor.
As the heating season accelerates, temperature fluctuations usually cause significant heat loss during the day / night, even with automated microclimate control. Buildings are overheated and thus heating costs increase. Due to this unstable heat demand, it is necessary to additionally control the buildings and change the settings of the equipment, depending on the outdoor weather conditions. This optimizes the cost of heating buildings.
Our customers can await the heating season calmly, because in the facilities where we maintain the heating system (s), we perform the planned work preventively. We understand that consistently preparing for the heating season increases the efficiency of heating, the service life of the heating system is increased, and more energy is absorbed. Conversely, without periodic maintenance of equipment, there is an increased risk of freezing the building, spilling water in the premises, or damaging the equipment. Therefore, it is very important to prepare the buildings responsibly and in time for the heating season.