This is the second of what will probably be many questions for the
newsgroup. We have just moved into a new to us, but very old, house - 1650
or so. This question is about what we should do to service the central
The house is quite large. It has modern-ish central heating - oil boiler
(relatively new), copper pipework, panel radiators, a few thermostats. It
seems to be working OK, but bleeding a radiator recently let out a lot of
black water. I'm wondering what we might need to do in the way of flushing
it out, fitting thermostats, balancing, and perhaps fitting more controls -
at present there is no separate control of the hot water circuit.
Any thoughts? I'm certainly planning to do a good wash out and fit
thermostats everywhere. Are new radiators more efficient? Should they be
replaced? Should be wait a year and see how well we feel the system works
All comments gratefully received.