At Howarth Timber & Building Supplies we stock both domestic and light commercial pumps, as well as a range of Energy Efficient pumps that will help to save money on your heating bills.
What is a Pump?
A Central Heating Pump is a device that circulate water around the entire system, including taking the hot water from your boiler, and sending it quickly around your property into the radiators. It then takes the cooling water from the radiators and circulates it back into the boiler.
Most Combination Boilers do not need a pump, and system boilers have one built-in.
Does your pump need replacing?
Unfortunately, Pumps do have a limited lifespan, because they are so busy and so much debris passes through them that can – over time – build-up and cause problems. Your pump probably needs replacing, if it:
Overheats – Pumps should get warm, but if yours feels hot all the time, this is a sign that you need a new one.
Noisy – Pumps shouldn’t make a great deal of noise at all, therefore if yours hums or rattles, this could be a sign that it has not been mounted properly. However, if the pump becomes really noisy, for example making knocking sounds, this could suggest that there is a problem inside your pump, and probably needs placing.
Not Heating All Radiators – Your pump should ensure that all of your radiators – upstairs and downstairs – are kept hot. However, if this is not the case, then the pressure may be too low, so try turning it up. If this does not help, this could be a sign that your pump is not producing enough power to send water around the system, and needs replacing.