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There are a lot of good benefits to having central heating with a gas boiler, but every now and then, you are likely to come across a problem.

While it’s a possibility that the situation you have can be exceptional, the large majority of the time you are quite likely to find that your boiler problem is a common one. This means that finding the correct solution will be much simpler and quicker than what you expected.

A good deal of boiler issues can in fact be minimised by having your boiler serviced regularly, we advise at the very least yearly.

The 6 Most Common Boiler Repair Problems

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

1. No Hot Water – Ultimately, your boiler is not doing its job anytime this happens, and there are a few possible reasons.

  • A diaphragm or airlock is degraded.
  • There is a low level of water.
  • There may be something not right with your thermostat.
  • One of the motorised valves has failed.

The easiest and first points that you can check are the boilers water pressure and the thermostat. If it’s any one of these issues then simply follow your boiler suppliers guidelines for fixing these issues. If it’s not any of the above then you ought to speak to a Gas Safe registered and qualified boiler engineer to look into the situation properly.

2. Your Boiler Dripping Or Leaking

Drips and leaks are a clear symptom of a potentially even more significant situation, however, except if you are trained to do so you shouldn’t make an attempt to work out the situation yourself. A lot of the reasons for your boiler to have leaks or drips will most likely call for a qualified boiler engineer to repair them. Leaks and drips are regularly a result of a damaged pressure valve or pump seal. When it’s repaired, you might need to lower your boiler’s pressure, your boiler engineer will gladly advise you on how to do it.

3. Strange Sounds Coming Out Of Your Boiler

Maybe easily the most noticeable of all boiler issues is whenever your boiler begins to produce weird sounds, for instance, gurgling or banging. It’s probably that air is trapped within the system is the problem, however, it might also result from 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 simple, simply relight it. However, before trying that you should check out your system to establish if there is an even more dangerous problem first. Problems you may spot include:

  • A nearby breeze extinguishing the pilot light.
  • Build up close to or around the {pilot}light which extinguishes it.
  • The supply of gas might be stopped by a thermocouple that needs repair.

If you do notice something that you think might be a problem then you should speak to your local boiler engineer to look into and if called for fix even before you make an attempt to relight the pilot light.

5. Low Pressure Boiler

Loss of pressure in the boiler could be a signal of a problem with your heating system itself. You are able to check the pressure of your boiler by looking at the gauge and ensuring that it’s more than 1. If it’s not, then there is a problem elsewhere within your heating system which requires to be investigated by a qualified boiler engineer.

6. Problems With The Thermostat

boiler replacement specialists KnottingleyAn unreliable thermostat might create many issues, so it’s essential to set a regular routine (at least once a quarter) to ensure that the thermostat is operating as intended. It’s a quick test. You simply start off by ensuring the thermostat is placed in the correct position and has the right setting and that the boiler turns off if you decrease the temperature setting and back on again if you increase the temperature setting.

In Summary

The above issues are the leading ones that our boiler engineers are phoned for. If you are in any doubt at all then it’s safer to get in touch with a qualified boiler 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 want 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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