Of course, there are a lot of great advantages to having central heating with a gas boiler, but every once in a while, you are very likely to come across a problem.
Even though it’s probable that the situation you have could be different, the large majority of the time you are likely to see that your boiler situation is a general one. This guarantees that identifying the best solution will be much easier and faster than what you assumed.
A great deal of boiler issues can essentially be minimised by getting your boiler serviced regularly, we advise at the very least annually.
The Six Most Usual Gas Boiler Repair Situations
- No Hot Water
- Your Boiler Is Leaking Or Dripping
- Odd Sounds Coming From The Boiler
- Pilot Light Is Not Lit
- Low Pressure Boiler
- Issues With Your Thermostat
1. No Hot Water – Basically, your boiler isn’t carrying out its job whenever this occurs, and there are a few possible causes.
- A diaphragm or airlock is degraded.
- There’s a low level of water.
- There can be something wrong with your thermostat.
- One of the motorised valves has broken.
The first and easiest points for you to examine are the thermostat and the boilers water pressure. If it’s any one of these issues then follow your boiler manufacturers procedures for dealing with these issues. If it’s not any of the issues above then you should call a Gas Safe registered and qualified boiler technician to check out the situation properly.
2. Your Boiler Is Leaking Or Dripping
Leaks and drips are an obvious sign of an essentially more significant situation, however, except when you are qualified to do so you should not try to determine the situation by yourself. Most of the causes for your boiler to have drips or leaks will most likely call for a trained boiler technician to fix them. Leaks and drips are regularly caused by a faulty pump seal or pressure valve. When it’s repaired, you may have to lower your boiler’s pressure, your boiler technician will gladly advise you on how to do it.
3. Odd Sounds Coming From The Boiler
Perhaps one of the most obvious of all boiler issues is whenever your boiler begins to make unusual sounds, for instance, banging or gurgling. It is very likely that air is caught inside of the system is the problem, however, it could possibly also be because of low water pressure. However, the situation might also be even more serious, such as your boiler getting to the end of its lifespan and you need a brand-new boiler installed.
4. Pilot Light Is Not Lit
The remedy for an unlit pilot light is very easy, simply relight it. However, right before doing that you ought to check out your system to determine if there is a more severe problem primarily. Issues you might identify include:
- A close by draft putting out the light.
- Build up in close proximity to or around the pilotlight that puts it out.
- The source of the gas may be obstructed by a thermocouple that needs repair.
If you do notice anything that you think may be an issue then you ought to call your local boiler technician to check out and if required fix even before you make an attempt to relight the pilot light.
5. Low Pressure Boiler
A loss of pressure in your boiler might be an indicator of an issue with your heating system itself. You are able to check out the pressure of your boiler by looking at the pressure gauge and checking that it’s over 1. If it’s not, then there is an issue someplace inside of your heating system which needs to get checked out by a trained boiler technician.
6. Issues With Your Thermostat
An unreliable thermostat might cause numerous issues, so it’s important to establish a frequent plan (at minimum once a quarter) to be sure that your thermostat is operating as intended. It is an easy test. You simply begin by ensuring the thermostat is in the appropriate position and has the correct setting and that your boiler switches off if you reduce the temperature setting and back on once more if you increase the temperature setting.
The above issues are the leading ones that our gas technicians are contacted for. If you are in any doubt then it’s safer to call a trained gas technician who is on the Gas Safe register to take a look and advise you.
If you do have an issue with your boiler and need a 24 hour boiler repair then get in touch with our Harrow team and book a visit with one of our local 24 hour emergency boiler repair engineers.