Here are five of the main reasons you can have boiler trouble, as well as some quick fixes to help small problems.
But make sure you get a registered boiler engineer to fix any major issues, as getting something wrong can be dangerous or expensive. Live Chat
Problem: You boiler suddenly turns off
This could be because it has low pressure. This can lead to the entire heating system shutting down as a security feature.
Solution: Adjust filling loop on your boiler
A quick fix is to try adjusting the filling loop, a pipe which links your central heating to the mains water supply.
It is normally located underneath the sink, or near the boiler in a cupboard.
To try the fix, turn off the boiler and let it cool down. Check both ends of the filling loop are attached firmly and locate the pressure gauge.
Then open the valves on the loop to let cold water into the heating system.
Once the pressure gauge reaches 1.5 bar, close the valves and switch the boiler on again.
If that doesn’t fix the problem, call out an engineer.
Problem: Boiler is making loud noises
This could be because there is too much air in the system.
If your boiler is making odd noises, such as loud vibrations, banging or whistling, check if the water pressure is weak or your pump has failed.
Solution: Tweak settings and bleed radiators
You might be able to fix the problem yourself by bleeding your radiators or checking the instruction manual for your boiler to see if a quick fix is listed.
Otherwise, give us a call 01506 669541 or Live chat, especially if you notice soot in or around the boiler, or the boiler’s pilot light changes colour.
Problem: The thermostat seems to stop working
If you turn up the thermostat but don’t notice your home getting warmer, it is easy to assume the thermostat is broken.
Solution: Check it, then replace it call 01506 669541 or live Chat
The first thing to do is see if the thermostat has been accidentally knocked down to a lower temperature setting.
If it still seems to not work, it is time to call a professional.
Problem: Boiler leaks
A leaking boiler is never a good thing.
It can mean several things, such as low pressure, a broken part or simply that it’s old.
Solution: Call us 01506 669541 or Live Chat