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There certainly are a lot of awesome conveniences to having central heating with a gas boiler, but every now and then, you are very likely to run into a dilemma. Even though it is a possibility that the problem you have could be exceptional, the large majority of the time you are likely to find that your boiler issue is a frequent one. This guarantees that choosing 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 highly recommend at least yearly.

The 6 Most Frequent Boiler Repair Problems

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

1. No Hot Water – Essentially, your boiler isn’t doing its function whenever this occurs, and there are a handful of potential causes.

  • A diaphragm or airlock is damaged.
  • There is a low level of water.
  • There may be something not right with your thermostat.
  • A motorised valves has failed.
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 taking care of these problems. If it is none of the above then you ought to contact a Gas Safe registered and qualified boiler engineer to check out the problem correctly.

2. Boiler Dripping Or Leaking

Drips and leaks are an obvious sign of an essentially much more significant problem, however, except if you are qualified to do so you shouldn’t attempt to work out the problem yourself. Most of the causes for your boiler to have drips or leaks are going to call for an authorised boiler engineer to fix them. Leaks and drips are commonly a result of a malfunctioning pressure valve or pump seal. When it is replaced, you might have to lower your boiler’s pressure, your boiler engineer will gladly advise you on how to do it.

3. Odd Sounds Coming From Your Boiler

Maybe one of the most noticeable of all boiler problems is when your boiler begins to generate unusual noises, for instance, banging or gurgling. It is likely that air is trapped within the system is the problem, however, it could also be because of low water pressure. Unfortunately, the problem may also be much 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 unlit pilot light is easy, simply relight it. However, before trying that you need to check out your system to determine if there is an even more dangerous problem first. Problems you may spot include:
  • A nearby draught blowing out the light.
  • Build up close to or around the {pilot}light which puts it out.
  • The source of gas may be halted 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 engineer to check out and if called for deal with before you make an attempt to relight the pilot light.

5. Boiler Has Low Pressure

A 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 ensuring that it is more than 1. If it is not, then there is an issue elsewhere within your heating system which needs to get looked into by an authorised gas engineer.

6. Problems With The Thermostat

boiler replacement specialists Chitts HillsAn unreliable thermostat can easily create several issues, so it is important to determine a routine schedule (at the very least once a quarter) to make sure that the thermostat is operating as intended. It is an easy test. You just simply start by making sure the thermostat is placed in the proper place 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 Conclusion

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 an authorised gas engineer 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 schedule a call out with one of our local 24 hour emergency boiler repair engineers.

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