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There certainly are a lot of good 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 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 Frequent 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. Boiler Has Low Pressure
  6. Problems With The Thermostat

1. No Hot Water – Basically, your gas boiler is not doing its job when this happens, and there are a number of probable 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 boilers water pressure and the thermostat. If it’s one of these problems then 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, 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 be having leaks or drips 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 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 the most noticeable of all boiler issues is when your gas boiler starts to make odd 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 lifespan and you need to have 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 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 putting out the pilot light.
  • Build up close-by 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 called for repair before you attempt to relight the pilot light.

5. Boiler Has Low Pressure

Loss of pressure in your gas 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 more than 1. If it’s not, then there’s a problem someplace inside of your central heating system that needs to get checked out by a trained 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 your thermostat is working as it should. It is a simple test. You simply begin by ensuring the thermostat is in the right place and has the right setting and that your 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 phone 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 gas boiler and require a 24 hour boiler repair then contact our Manchester office and book a call out with any of our local 24 hour emergency gas boiler repair engineers.

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