Eon Next boiler tips - Get your boiler ready for winter!

  • geoffers's Avatar
    Level 29
    Balance your radiators... ...This is a non-technical way of balancing the CH system without the use of thermometers on the inlet and outlet pipes of each radiator.
    When I rebuilt my system... (maybe 15 yrs ago - plumbing in a dual-pipe system to replace the original single-pipe system, where the in-flow water was progressively colder after passing through each rad : thus needing 2 rads in the sitting room 😲)...

    I bought a cheapish infra-red thermometer to measure the comparative temperatures, which made the job a lot quicker.

    Also used a tip from a plumber to put black tape on the rad at the points you're measuring as the reflectivity of a shiny white rad affects the I/R reading you pick up - made sense, and as you say the process works a treat 👍

    I/R thermometer is now great for things like measuring where hotspots are if you're insulating; even use it to measure temperature of cooling milk, having boiled it prior to making yoghurt 😁
    Last edited by geoffers; 12-11-23 at 08:40.
  • retrotecchie's Avatar
    Level 92
    @meldrewreborn

    My system, being a lot newer, has digitally controlled pumps with built in diagnostics LEDs on the motor body so that helps with diagnosis, but there isn't an error code for 'noisy'! Most pumps are magnetically coupled so the motor body can usually be separated from the pump body without needing to drain and remove the business end. But you need to go to a plumbing specialist to get a separate pump body or just the motor. Most DIY outlets just want to sell you a complete pump.

    And the first time I had to swap a pump that didn't have isolator valves...that's a day of my life I won't get back again!

    Don't shoot me, I'm only the piano player. I DON'T work for or on behalf of EON.Next, but am willing to try and help if I can. Not on mains gas, mobile network or mains drainage. House heated almost entirely by baby dragons.
  • WizzyWigg's Avatar
    Level 80

    I bought a cheapish infra-red thermometer to measure the comparative temperatures, which made the job a lot quicker.

    Also used a tip from a plumber to put black tape on the rad at the points you're measuring as a the reflectivity of a shiny white rad affects the I/R reading you pick up - made sense, and as you say the process works a treat 👍

    I/R thermometer is now great for things like measuring where hotspots are if you're insulating; even use it to measure temperature of cooling milk, having boiled it prior to making yoghurt 😁
    Thanks for that tip re rads. We purchased one of those thermometers in 2020 (not sure why 😂). Never used it but you've given me an excuse to dig it out. Thanks 👍. As for the cooking side I've got a culinary one that does the job.
  • WizzyWigg's Avatar
    Level 80
    This article contains a number of useful tips. Some you may already be aware of some you may not. Still it's never a bad thing to review what you can do to reduce usage and stay comfortable, as well as save money 💰. https://lookaftermybills.com/energy/...rce=SmartBrief
  • Anasa_EONNext's Avatar
    Community Manager
    100% @WizzyWigg Sometimes life get's in the way and you need a nudge great shout! Always worth trying to save 💰 where we can!
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