There certainly are a lot of awesome conveniences to having central heating with a gas boiler, but now and then, you’re very likely to encounter a situation.
Even though it is a possibility that the problem you have will be different, the large majority of the time you’re likely to see that your gas boiler issue is a frequent one. This means that choosing the best solution will be much simpler and faster than what you expected.
A considerable amount of gas boiler problems can in fact be avoided by having your gas boiler serviced regularly, we highly recommend a minimum of yearly.
The 6 Most Common Boiler Repair Situations
- No Hot Water
- Your Boiler Dripping or Leaking
- Odd Sounds Coming From Your Boiler
- Extinguished Pilot Light
- Boiler Has Low Pressure
- Problems With The Thermostat
1. No Hot Water – Essentially, your gas boiler isn’t doing its job whenever this occurs, and there are a handful of potential causes.
- A diaphragm or airlock is broken.
- There is a low level of water.
- There can be some thing not right with the thermostat.
- One of the motorised valves has broken.
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 simply follow the gas boiler suppliers instructions for dealing with these problems. If it is none of the above then you ought to contact a qualified and Gas Safer registered boiler engineer to check out the problem properly.
2. Your Boiler Leaking Or Dripping
Leaks and drips are an obvious sign of an essentially far more significant problem, however, except if you’re qualified to do so you shouldn’t make an attempt to work out the problem yourself. Many of the causes for the boiler to be having leaks or drips will likely need a trained boiler engineer to fix them. Leaks and drips are often a result of a malfunctioning pressure valve or pump seal. When it is replaced, you may have to lower your boiler’s pressure, the 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 gas boiler begins to make unusual noises, for instance, gurgling or banging. It’s likely that air is trapped within the system is the problem, however, it could additionally result from low water pressure. Unfortunately, the problem may also be more serious, including the boiler getting to the end of its life and you require a brand new boiler installed.
4. Extinguished Pilot Light
The remedy for an unlit pilot light is very easy, simply relight it. However, before trying that you need to check out the system to find out if there is an even more severe problem primarily. Problems you may spot include:
- A nearby draught blowing out the pilot light.
- Build up close to or around the pilotlight that puts it out.
- The source of gas might be halted by a thermocouple that is broken.
If you do spot something that you think could be an issue then you need to get in touch with your local gas engineer to check out and if needed deal with even before you make an attempt to relight the pilot light.
5. Boiler Has Low Pressure
A loss of pressure in the gas boiler might be an indicator 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 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 a trained gas engineer.
6. Problems With The Thermostat
An unreliable thermostat can easily create several issues, so it is important to determine a regular routine (at the very least once a quarter) to ensure that the thermostat is operating as intended. It’s a quick check. You just simply start by ensuring the thermostat is placed in the right position and has the right setting and that the boiler turns off when you lower the temperature level and then back on again when you increase the temperature level.
The above problems are the main ones that our gas engineers are called for. If you’re in any doubt at all then it is safer to get in touch with a trained gas engineer who is on the Gas Safe register to take a look and advise you.
If you do have an issue with your gas boiler and really need a 24 hour boiler repair then contact our Colchester team and schedule a visit with any of our local 24 hr emergency gas boiler repair engineers.