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There certainly are a lot of good benefits to having central heating with a gas boiler, still, every now and then, you are more than likely to come across a situation.

Even though it is a possibility that the situation you have will be exceptional, the large majority of the time you are likely to find that your boiler issue is a frequent one. This means that choosing the best solution will be much simpler and faster than what you expected.

A number of boiler problems can in fact be avoided by having your boiler serviced regularly, we strongly recommend a minimum of yearly.

The Six Most Frequent Boiler Repair Issues

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  1. No Hot Water
  2. Your Boiler Dripping or Leaking
  3. Strange Sounds Coming From Your Boiler
  4. Extinguished Pilot Light
  5. Boiler Has Low Pressure
  6. Problems With The Thermostat

1. No Hot Water – Essentially, your boiler is not doing its job whenever this occurs, and there are a number of potential reasons.

  • A diaphragm or airlock is broken.
  • There is a low level of water.
  • There can be something not right with your thermostat.
  • A motorised valves has broken.

The easiest and first things that you can check are the boilers water pressure and the thermostat. If it is any one of these issues then follow your boiler suppliers instructions for dealing with these problems. If it is none of the above then you ought to speak to a Gas Safe registered and qualified boiler engineer to check out the situation properly.

2. Your Boiler Leaking Or Dripping

Drips and leaks are an obvious sign of a possibly much more significant situation, however, unless you are qualified to do so you should not try to work out the situation yourself. A lot of the reasons for your boiler to be having drips or leaks are going to call for a qualified boiler engineer to repair them. Leaks and drips are often a result of a broken pressure valve or pump seal. When it is repaired, you might have to lower your boiler’s pressure, your gas engineer will be able to advise you on how to do it.

3. Strange Sounds Coming From Your Boiler

Maybe the most noticeable of all boiler problems is when your boiler starts to make strange noises, for instance, gurgling or banging. It’s very likely that air is trapped within the system is the issue, however, it could also be because of low water pressure. Unfortunately, the situation may also be more serious, including your boiler getting to the end of its life and you require a new boiler installed.

4. Extinguished Pilot Light

The fix for an unlit pilot light is very easy, simply relight it. However, before trying that you need to check out your system to establish if there is an even more serious issue first. Problems you might spot include:

  • A nearby draught blowing out the light.
  • Build up close to or around the {pilot}light which extinguishes it.
  • The source of gas may be stopped by a thermocouple that is broken.

If you do spot something that you think might be a problem then you need to get in touch with your local gas engineer to check out and if called for deal with even before you make an attempt to relight the pilot light.

5. Boiler Has Low Pressure

Loss of pressure in the boiler could be an indicator of a problem with your central heating system itself. You can review the pressure of your boiler by taking a look at the gauge and ensuring that it is more than 1. If it is not, then there is a problem elsewhere within your central heating system which really needs to get looked into by a qualified gas engineer.

6. Problems With The Thermostat

boiler replacement specialists KnottingleyAn unreliable thermostat may create several issues, so it is important to determine a regular routine (at minimum once a quarter) to be sure that the thermostat is operating as intended. It’s a quick test. You just simply begin by ensuring the thermostat is placed in the appropriate position and has the correct setting and that the boiler turns off when you decrease the temperature setting and then back on again when you increase the temperature setting.

In Summary

The above problems are the primary ones that our gas engineers are phoned for. If you are in any doubt at all then it is safer to get in touch with a qualified gas engineer who is on the Gas Safe register to have a look and advise you.

If you do have a problem with your boiler and really need an Emergency boiler repair then contact our Castleford team and schedule a call out with one of our local 24 hr emergency boiler repair engineers.

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