21 WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOME HEATING & HOT WATER Your home is equipped with a modern energy‐efficient boiler to keep your home warm and toasty, which provides all the hot water you need. Here’s a quick guide to your boiler. On the front of your boiler, you’ll see a pressure gauge, three other gauges and a digital screen. Pressure gauge If you find you have no hot water or heating it may be due to loss of pressure. The needle on the dial should be between 1 and 2. If it’s at 0 then you need to add pressure. To do this, look under the boiler for two blue taps, turn both and watch the needle move on the front of the boiler. Once this needle is between 1 and 2, turn both blue taps off. Don’t panic if you go over, as your boiler will automatically release pressure. TIP: What to do if your boiler has no power. Look for a fuse switch located close to it. Make sure the switch hasn’t been turned off or the fuse has blown. Tap gauge This is to control the temperature of the water coming out of your taps. This is set to industry standards for both safety and energy efficiency but can be changed to suit. Heating gauge Please keep this at ‘E’. This helps you save energy by reducing the burning of excess gas. Boiler setting gauge This has three different settings: • Off ‐ this turns your boiler off fully, so you won’t have hot water or central heating. • Tap only ‐ this means you only have hot water. Great for summer when you might not want your heating to kick in. • Tap and heating ‐ this is for both central heating and hot water. Boiler digital screen This shows error codes if your boiler has a fault. You’ll find information on the error codes and what you need to do in the boiler manual supplied on handover. Warranty Your boiler comes with a two‐year warranty with the manufacturer but please remember to book an annual service with a Gas Safe registered engineer to ensure it works efficiently and safely. It also ensures that your warranty doesn’t become void.
keepmoat.com 22 Heating zones Your new home has two programmable thermostats ‐ one on the ground floor for heating the rooms downstairs and the landing, and the other, in the master bedroom, to control the heating in the bedrooms and bathrooms. These zone controls allow you to heat the different parts of your home at the times they are in use the most. Apart from the radiators in the rooms where these programmable thermostats are, all the other radiators are fitted with a thermostatic valve. Adjusting this will allow you to control the level of heat output in each room to suit your comfort levels. Bleeding radiators From time to time, air can become trapped in the system. You’ll know this if your radiators are cool at the top but warm at the bottom. If that’s the case, they’ll need bleeding. 1. Turn off your central heating system and allow your radiators to cool down. 2. Attach a radiator key to the bleed valve and slowly turn anticlockwise. 3. Keep turning until you hear a slight hiss of air. When water begins to escape instead of air, close the valve. 4. Tighten up the valve by turning the key clockwise ‐ turn the heating back on. TIP: Take some time to read through your boiler’s user guide provided on handover. There are some useful tips on how to change settings from summer to winter, as well as what the fault codes mean should they appear.
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