One job that the consumers can do themselves: the replacement of batteries in the remote control and receiver box. Non-rechargeable AA, AAA or 9v batteries need to be used. The maintenance engineer replaces the batteries as standard during the annual maintenance check. “Batteries can start leaking if they are left too long. Leaking battery moisture can affect the electronics.” Bellfires advice is to handle the receiver box according to the instructions when changing the batteries. “There are wires connected to it that you shouldn’t pull off.” Take a look at this short film.
Keep the air vents free
Some fires have air vents, usually incorporated in the breast. “Unfortunately, some people place items like furniture against it. Don’t do that! The vent is there for a good reason, as it is vital that heat can be released.”
Keep the service hatch accessible
Another problem that service engineers commonly encounter: furniture and built-in cupboards that are placed in front of the service hatch. “Sometimes it is impossible to reach. Which means that we are unable to carry out optimum maintenance.” Bellfires advice is: always keep the service hatch/control block free and easily accessible.