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There certainly are a lot of excellent conveniences to having central heating with a gas boiler, but every now and then, you are very likely to come across a dilemma.
Even though it’s a possibility that the problem you have could be different, the large majority of the time you are more than likely to see that your boiler issue is a frequent one. This guarantees that finding the best resolution will be much simpler and quicker than what you thought.
A number of boiler problems can in fact be prevented by getting your boiler serviced regularly, we strongly recommend at least yearly.

The Six Most Frequent Gas Boiler Repair Problems

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  1. No Hot Water
  2. Boiler Dripping or Leaking
  3. Strange Sounds Coming From Your Boiler
  4. Pilot Light Is Not Lit
  5. Boiler Has Low Pressure
  6. Issues With Your Thermostat

1. No Hot Water – Ultimately, your boiler isn’t carrying out its function whenever this occurs, and there are a handful of possible causes.

  • A diaphragm or airlock is damaged.
  • There is a low level of water.
  • There may be some thing not right with the thermostat.
  • A motorised valves has failed.

The first and easiest things for you to check are the boilers water pressure and the thermostat. If it’s any one of these issues then simply follow the boiler suppliers instructions for correcting these problems. If it’s none of the issues above then you ought to call a Gas Safe registered and qualified boiler technician to check out the problem correctly.

2. Boiler Dripping Or Leaking

Drips and leaks are a clear indicator of an essentially much more significant problem, but except if you are qualified to do so you shouldn’t attempt to work out the problem by yourself. Most of the causes for the boiler to have drips or leaks are going to call for a qualified boiler technician to fix them. Leaks and drips are frequently caused by a malfunctioning pressure valve or pump seal. When it’s replaced, you might have to turn down your boiler’s pressure, the gas technician will gladly advise you on this.

3. Strange Sounds Coming From Your Boiler

Maybe easily the most noticeable of all boiler problems is when your boiler begins to generate odd noises, like banging or gurgling. It is probably that air is trapped inside of the heating system is the problem, but it could also be because of low water pressure. However, the problem may also be much more serious, including the boiler nearing the end of its life and you require a brand-new boiler installed.

4. Pilot Light Is Not Lit

The remedy for an extinguished pilot light is easy, simply relight it. However, before trying that you need to check out the heating system to determine if there’s an even more dangerous problem first. Issues you may spot include:

  • A nearby draught blowing out the light.
  • Build up near or around the {pilot}light which extinguishes it.
  • The supply of gas might be obstructed by a thermocouple that is broken.

If you do spot something that you think might be an issue then you need to speak with your local gas technician to check out and if needed deal with even before you attempt to relight the pilot light.

5. Boiler Has Low Pressure

Loss of pressure in the boiler might be an indication of an issue with your heating system itself. You are able to review the pressure of the boiler by taking a look at the gauge and checking that it’s more than 1. If it’s not, then there’s an issue someplace inside of your heating system that needs to get checked out by a qualified gas technician.

6. Issues With Your Thermostat

boiler replacement specialists Chitts HillsAn unreliable thermostat can easily create numerous issues, so it’s very important to establish a regular routine (at the very least once a quarter) to make sure that the thermostat is operating as intended. It is a quick test. You just simply start by making certain the thermostat is in the proper position and has the correct setting and that the boiler turns off if you decrease the temperature setting and then back on again if you increase the temperature setting.

In Conclusion

The above problems are the primary ones that our gas engineers are contacted for. If you are in any doubt at all then it’s safer to get in touch with a qualified gas technician who is on the Gas Safe register to have a look and advise you.
If you do have an issue with your boiler and need a 24 hour boiler repair then contact our Chelmsford team and book a visit with one of our local 24 hour emergency boiler repair engineers.

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