There are a lot of great advantages to having central heating with a gas boiler, but now and then, you’re quite likely to run across a situation. Even though it is a possibility that the problem you have could be unique, the vast majority of the time you’re quite likely to see that your boiler issue is a common one. This means that identifying the correct resolution will be a lot simpler and quicker than what you believed. A lot of boiler situations can actually be minimised by getting your boiler serviced regularly, we recommend a minimum of annually.
The 6 Most Usual Boiler Repair Situations
- No Hot Water
- Boiler Leaking Or Dripping
- Strange Noises Coming From The Boiler
- Extinguished Pilot Light
- Boiler Has Low Pressure
- Problems With The Thermostat
1. No Hot Water – Essentially, your boiler isn’t doing its job anytime this happens, and there are a few potential reasons.
- An airlock or diaphragm is broken.
- There is a low level of water.
- There might be something not right with the thermostat.
- A motorised valves has broken.
2. Boiler Dripping Or LeakingDrips and leaks are a common sign of a likely even more significant problem, but except when you’re qualified to do so you shouldn’t try to find out the problem yourself. A lot of the reasons for the boiler to have leaks or drips will most likely call for an authorised boiler engineer to fix them. Drips and leaks are frequently due to a broken pump seal or pressure valve. Once it is replaced, you might have to turn down your boiler’s pressure, the boiler engineer will be able to advise you on how to do it.
3. Strange Noises Coming From The BoilerPossibly easily the most obvious of all boiler situations is when your boiler starts to generate weird noises, such as gurgling or banging. It’s likely that air is trapped inside of the system is the issue, but it might additionally be due to low water pressure. Unfortunately, the problem might also be much more serious, like the boiler nearing the end of its life and you need to have a brand-new boiler fitted.
4. Extinguished Pilot LightThe remedy for an unlit pilot light is very easy, just relight it. However, before doing that you should take a look at the system to determine if there is an even more serious issue first. Problems you could find include:
- A close-by draught blowing out the pilot light.
- Build up near or around the pilotlight that extinguishes it.
- The source of gas may be obstructed by a thermocouple that is broken.