Of course, there are a number of great advantages to having central heating with a gas boiler, still, every now and then, you’re quite likely to run across a problem.
While it is possible that the situation you have will be unique, the large majority of the time you’re more than likely to realise that your gas boiler issue is a common one. This guarantees that choosing the appropriate resolution will be a lot simpler and quicker than what you thought.
A considerable amount of gas boiler issues can essentially be avoided by getting your gas boiler serviced often, we strongly recommend at the very least annually.
The 6 Most Usual Gas Boiler Repair Problems
- No Hot Water
- Your Boiler Is Dripping or Leaking
- Odd Sounds Coming Out Of The Boiler
- Pilot Light Is Not Lit
- Boiler Has Low Pressure
- Problems With Your Thermostat
1. No Hot Water – Essentially, your gas boiler is not carrying out its function anytime this occurs, and there are a couple of probable reasons.
- An airlock or diaphragm is broken.
- There’s a low level of water.
- There can be something wrong with your thermostat.
- One of the motorised valves has broken.
The first and easiest points for you to examine are the boilers water pressure and the thermostat. If it is any one of these issues then simply follow your gas boiler suppliers instructions for correcting these issues. If it is not any of the issues above then you need to contact a Gas Safe registered and qualified boiler engineer to look into the situation correctly.
2. Your Boiler Is Dripping Or Leaking
Leaks and drips are a common symptom of a potentially much more significant situation, but unless you’re trained to do so you shouldn’t have a go at to determine the situation for yourself. A lot of the reasons for your boiler to be having drips or leaks are going to need an authorised boiler engineer to deal with them. Drips and leaks are commonly due to a faulty pump seal or pressure valve. When it is fixed, you may have to turn down your boiler’s pressure, your gas engineer will gladly advise you on how to do it.
3. Odd Sounds Coming Out Of The Boiler
Maybe the most noticeable of all boiler issues is when your gas boiler begins to produce peculiar sounds, such as gurgling or banging. It is very likely that air is caught inside of the system is the problem, but it could possibly additionally result from low water pressure. However, the situation may also be much more serious, like your boiler nearing the end of its lifespan and you need a new boiler fitted.
4. Pilot Light Is Not Lit
The remedy for an extinguished pilot light is very easy, just relight it. However, right before doing that you ought to have a look at your system to determine if there is a more dangerous problem first. Problems you might find include:
- A close-by draught blowing out the pilot light.
- Build up close to or around the pilotlight that puts it out.
- The source of the gas could be stopped by a thermocouple that needs repair.
If you do find something that you think might be a problem then you ought to speak with your local boiler engineer to look into and if needed fix even before you try to relight the pilot light.
5. Boiler Has Low Pressure
A loss of pressure in the gas boiler can be a signal of a problem with your heating system itself. You are able to review the pressure of your boiler by looking at the pressure gauge and making sure that it is over 1. If it is not, then there is a problem elsewhere inside of your heating system that really needs to get checked out by an authorised boiler engineer.
6. Problems With Your Thermostat
An unreliable thermostat may create several issues, so it is important to set up a routine schedule (at minimum once a quarter) to ensure that the thermostat is working as it should. It is an easy test. You simply start off by making sure the thermostat is in the correct position and has the correct setting and that the boiler switches off when you lower the temperature setting and back on again when you increase the temperature setting.
The above issues are the leading ones that our heating engineers are called for. If you’re in any doubt then it is safer to contact an authorised heating engineer that is on the Gas Safe register to take a look and advise you.
If you do have a problem with your gas boiler and want a 24 hr boiler repair then call our Knottingley office and schedule a visit with one of our local 24 hr emergency gas boiler repair engineers.