Home Heating System Maintenance Tips


Finally, bone-chilling winter has arrived. We don’t need to tell you that it is time to start your home heating system to stay warm. But it is equally true that a home the heating system doesn’t run throughout the year, meaning that it might not be in top shape.

If you don’t take care of your heating system, you might face some issues further down the road, and they can be costly. The first undesirable outcome is higher energy bills. When your heating system is not maintained, it can lose its efficiency over time, meaning that your room won’t get warm.

That’s why make sure to maintain it before using it. Not only it will enhance its performance, but also reduce energy consumption.

Here’s how you can tune up your home heating system.


Heating systems are not used throughout the year. What does this mean? Well, due to inactivity, it is very likely that malfunctions may arise or that the connection in the heating circuit may be clogged.

First, the electrical supply network must be checked. Also the water inlet and outlet intakes, as well as the gas duct, in the case that we have a gas boiler. If we have been able to verify that everything is in good condition, we can start it up and move on to the next step.


For these heating systems to work properly, we must work with the right pressure.

This is between 1.2 and 1.5 bars. A bar is the unit of pressure with which the heating circuit is measured. Whether it is analog or digital boilers, it is always possible to see the pressure gauge. If this is not adequate, it will be enough to turn the key slightly so that the pressure varies. Easy and effective heating maintenance.


The higher the temperature selected for the heating circuit, the higher the consumption. This translates into a much higher energy bill.

The key to maintaining the heating is in the choice of temperature and its stability. If in the morning we put a very high temperature in the heating circuit for several hours because the house got cold and we do not reconnect it throughout the day, we will not be making good use of the heating equipment.

It is advisable to maintain a temperature of about 18º if we are not at home, and when arriving not to exceed 21º. Above this temperature, consumption increases by 7% for each degree. Both for the maintenance of heating and our economy, it is better to keep the heating circuit on than to let it cool down and have to make the effort to raise the temperature again.


The heating circuit tends to accumulate air inside it, which prevents it from working properly. Heating maintenance consists of turning off the boiler for about two hours, opening the vent and letting it whistle to breathe in, and closing the tap again when the sound stops and drops of water begin to fall.

Removing this excess air from the heating circuit avoids uneven heating and noise when it starts up. In addition, with this simple maintenance of the heating, we are allowing this equipment to perform to its full potential.

Heating maintenance is very easy to perform and involves just following a few basic steps. Everything you do for your home will have a direct impact on your pocket and your well-being.


If the heating circuit is not working as it should and you are not able to identify the fault or repair it, make sure to call the heating technician. They are familiar with the types of heating as well as their breakdowns and repairs.

The frequency of heating maintenance will depend on the Regulation of Thermal Installations in Buildings (RITE). For domestic gas boilers, for example, the mandatory overhaul is every two years.


Gas boilers: Every 2 years / 5 years for natural gas

Diesel boilers: Annual

Electric boilers: According to the manufacturer

Radiators: Every 2 years / annual maintenance

Radiating floor: Annual

Heat pump: Every 2 years / annual maintenance

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