There certainly are a number of awesome benefits to having central heating with a gas boiler, but every now and then, you are more than likely to encounter a situation.
Even though it is a possibility that the problem you have may be exceptional, the large majority of the time you are likely to find that your gas boiler issue is a frequent one. This guarantees that choosing the best solution will be much simpler and faster than what you expected.
A number 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 Frequent Boiler Repair Problems
- No Hot Water
- Your Boiler Is 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 your thermostat.
- A 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 your gas boiler manufacturers 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 safely.
2. Your Boiler Is Leaking Or Dripping
Drips and leaks are an obvious sign of an essentially much more significant problem, however, except when you are qualified to do so you shouldn’t attempt to work out the problem yourself. A lot of the causes for your boiler to have leaks or drips are going to call for 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 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 gas boiler begins to make unusual noises, for instance, banging or gurgling. It’s 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 getting to the end of its life and you require a brand new boiler fitted.
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 your system to find out if there’s an even more severe problem first. Problems you may spot include:
- A nearby draught blowing out the light.
- Build up close to or around the pilotlight which puts it out.
- The source of gas might be halted by a thermocouple that is broken.
If you do spot something that you think might 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 try to relight the pilot light.
5. Boiler Has Low Pressure
A loss of pressure in your gas boiler might be an indicator 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’s 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 be sure that your thermostat is functioning as intended. It’s a quick test. You just simply start by ensuring the thermostat is placed in the proper position and has the correct setting and that your boiler turns off when you decrease the temperature setting and then back on again when you increase the temperature setting.
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 a trained gas engineer who is on the Gas Safe register to have a look and advise you.
If you do have an issue with your gas boiler and want a 24 hour boiler repair then contact our York team and schedule a visit with any of our local 24 hr emergency gas boiler repair engineers.