There certainly are a lot of excellent 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 exceptional, the large majority of the time you’re very likely to find that your boiler issue is a general one. This guarantees that choosing the right resolution will be a lot easier and faster than what you assumed.
A lot of boiler issues can actually be minimised by having your boiler serviced often, we highly recommend at least once a year.
The 6 Most Frequent Boiler Repair Issues
- No Hot Water
- Your Boiler Leaking Or Dripping
- Odd Sounds Coming From The Boiler
- Pilot Light Is Not Lit
- Low Pressure Boiler
- Problems With The Thermostat
1. No Hot Water – Basically, your boiler is not doing its job when this happens, and there are a number of potential causes.
- An airlock or diaphragm is degraded.
- There’s 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 boilers water pressure and the thermostat. If it’s one of these problems then follow the boiler manufacturers guidelines for taking care of these issues. If it’s not any of the above then you need to speak to a qualified and Gas Safer registered boiler engineer to examine the problem safely.
2. Your Boiler Leaking Or Dripping
Drips and leaks are a clear indicator of an essentially even more severe problem, however, unless you’re trained to do so you should not have a go at to determine the problem yourself. A number of the causes for the boiler to have drips or leaks will likely require a trained boiler engineer to deal with them. Leaks and drips are commonly caused by a faulty pressure valve or pump seal. Once it’s repaired, you might have to turn down your boiler’s pressure, the gas engineer will gladly advise you on how to do it.
3. Odd Sounds Coming From The Boiler
Possibly the most noticeable of all boiler issues is whenever your boiler starts to make unusual sounds, such as gurgling or banging. It is probably that air is caught inside of the system is the issue, however, it might additionally be because of low water pressure. Unfortunately, the problem might also be more serious, like the boiler getting to the end of its life and you require a brand new boiler fitted.
4. Pilot Light Is Not Lit
The fix for an extinguished pilot light is very easy, just relight it. But 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 draft extinguishing the pilot light.
- Build up close-by or around the pilotlight which puts it out.
- The supply of the gas could be obstructed by a thermocouple that is broken.
If you do see anything that you think might be a problem then you should really call your local boiler engineer to examine and if needed fix before you attempt to relight the pilot light.
5. Low Pressure Boiler
Loss of pressure in your boiler can be a signal of a problem with your central heating system itself. You can check the pressure of the boiler by taking a look at the gauge and ensuring that it’s over 1. If it’s not, then there’s a problem someplace inside of your central heating system which needs to get checked out by a trained boiler engineer.
6. Problems With The Thermostat
An unreliable thermostat may create many problems, so it’s important to determine a frequent plan (at the very least once a quarter) to make sure that your thermostat is working as it should. It is a quick test. You simply begin by ensuring the thermostat is in the right place and has the right setting and that your boiler turns off if you reduce the temperature level and then back on again if you increase the temperature level.
The above issues are the primary ones that our heating engineers are phoned for. If you’re in any doubt at all then it’s much safer to contact a trained heating engineer who is on the Gas Safe register to take a look and advise you.
If you do have a problem with your boiler and require a 24 hour boiler repair then call our Manchester office and schedule a call out with any of our local 24 hour emergency boiler repair engineers.