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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 issue you have could be different, the large majority of the time you are very likely to see that your boiler issue is a general 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 minimised 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 Noises Coming From Your Boiler
  4. Pilot Light Is Not Lit
  5. Boiler Has Low Pressure
  6. Issues With Your Thermostat

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

  • A diaphragm or airlock is damaged.
  • There is a low level of water.
  • There can be some thing not right with your thermostat.
  • A motorised valves has failed.
The first and easiest points for you to check are the boilers water pressure and the thermostat. If it’s any one of these issues then simply follow your 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 issue properly.

2. Boiler Dripping Or Leaking

Leaks and drips are a clear indicator of an essentially even more significant issue, but except if you are qualified to do so you should not attempt to work out the issue by yourself. Most of the reasons for your boiler to have drips or leaks will likely call for a qualified boiler technician to fix them. Leaks and drips are frequently caused by a damaged pressure valve or pump seal. When it’s replaced, you may have to turn down your boiler’s pressure, your gas technician will be able to advise you on this.

3. Strange Noises Coming From Your Boiler

Maybe easily the most obvious of all boiler problems is when your boiler begins to make odd sounds, like banging or gurgling. It is probably that air is caught inside the heating system is the problem, but it might also be because of low water pressure. However, the issue may also be a lot more serious, including your 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. But before trying that you should check out your heating system to determine if there’s a much more dangerous problem first. Issues you may spot include:
  • A nearby draught blowing out the light.
  • Build up near or around the {pilot}light that 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 should speak to 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 your boiler by taking a look at the gauge and checking that it’s over 1. If it’s not, then there’s an issue someplace inside 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 critical to establish a frequent schedule (at the very least once a quarter) to ensure that the thermostat is operating as intended. It is a quick test. You just simply start by making sure the thermostat is in the proper position and has the correct setting and that the boiler switches off if you decrease the temperature level and back on once more if you increase the temperature level.

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 hr boiler repair then phone our Chelmsford office and book a visit with one of our local 24 hour emergency boiler repair engineers.

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