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Of course, there are a lot of great conveniences to having central heating with a gas boiler, still, every now and then, you’re more than likely to run into a problem.

Although it’s quite possible that the problem you have can be different, the vast majority of the time you’re very likely to find that your gas boiler issue is a typical one. This guarantees that choosing the right solution will be a lot easier and faster than what you assumed.

A lot of gas boiler issues can actually be minimised by having your gas boiler serviced often, we highly recommend at least once a year.

The 6 Most Usual Boiler Repair Issues

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  1. No Hot Water
  2. Your Boiler Leaking Or Dripping
  3. Odd Sounds Coming From The Boiler
  4. Pilot Light Is Not Lit
  5. Low Pressure Boiler
  6. Problems With The Thermostat

1. No Hot Water – Ultimately, your gas boiler is not doing its job when this happens, and there are a number of potential causes.

  • An airlock or diaphragm is degraded.
  • There is a low level of water.
  • There could be something not right with the thermostat.
  • A motorised valves has broken.

The easiest and first things that you can check out are the thermostat and the boilers water pressure. If it’s one of these problems then simply follow the gas boiler manufacturers guidelines for correcting these issues. If it’s not any of the above then you need to call a qualified and Gas Safer registered boiler engineer to examine the problem safely.

2. Your Boiler Leaking Or Dripping

Leaks and drips are a clear indicator of an essentially even more serious problem, but unless you’re trained to do so you shouldn’t have a go at to determine the problem yourself. A number of the causes for the boiler to be having leaks or drips will require an authorised boiler engineer to deal with them. Leaks and drips are commonly caused by a malfunctioning pressure valve or pump seal. Once it’s repaired, you might have to lower your boiler’s pressure, the gas engineer will be able to advise you on how to do it.

3. Odd Sounds Coming From The Boiler

Possibly easily the most noticeable of all boiler issues is when your gas boiler starts to make peculiar sounds, like gurgling or banging. It is probably that air is caught inside the system is the issue, but it might additionally be because of low water pressure. However, the problem might also be more serious, like the boiler getting to the end of its lifespan and you need to have a new boiler fitted.

4. Pilot Light Is Not Lit

The fix for an extinguished pilot light is very easy, just relight it. But right before trying that you should really check out the system to establish if there’s an even more serious issue primarily. Problems you may discover include:

  • A close-by draught blowing out the pilot light.
  • Build up close to or around the {pilot}light which puts it out.
  • The supply of gas could be obstructed by a thermocouple that is broken.

If you do see anything that you think could be a problem then you should really call your local boiler engineer to examine and if required repair before you attempt to relight the pilot light.

5. Low Pressure Boiler

Loss of pressure in the gas boiler can be a signal of a problem with your central heating system itself. You can check the pressure of the boiler by looking at the gauge and ensuring that it’s more than 1. If it’s not, then there’s a problem someplace inside your central heating system that needs to get checked out by an authorised boiler engineer.

6. Problems With The Thermostat

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An unreliable thermostat may create many problems, so it’s important to determine a frequent schedule (at the very least once a quarter) to make sure that the thermostat is working as it should. It is a simple test. You simply begin by ensuring the thermostat is in the correct place and has the right setting and that the boiler turns off when you reduce the temperature level and then back on once more when you increase the temperature level.

In Conclusion

The above issues are the primary ones that our heating engineers are contacted for. If you’re in any doubt at all then it’s much safer to contact an authorised heating engineer who is on the Gas Safe register to take a look and advise you.

If you do have a problem with your gas boiler and require a 24 hour boiler repair then get in touch with our Manchester office and book a call out with any of our local 24 hour emergency gas boiler repair engineers.

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