There certainly are a number of good conveniences to having central heating with a gas boiler, still, every once in a while, you are likely to run into a situation.
Although it’s possible that the situation you have will be unique, the vast majority of the time you are quite likely to realise that your gas boiler problem is a frequent one. This means that identifying the right solution will be a lot simpler and quicker than what you expected.
A great deal of gas boiler issues can essentially be prevented by having your gas boiler serviced often, we advise at the very least annually.
The 6 Most Common Gas Boiler Repair Problems
- No Hot Water
- Boiler Is Leaking Or Dripping
- Odd Noises Coming Out Of Your Boiler
- Extinguished Pilot Light
- Boiler Has Low Pressure
- Problems With The Thermostat
1. No Hot Water – Ultimately, your gas boiler isn’t doing its function when this happens, and there are a couple of possible reasons.
- A diaphragm or airlock is damaged.
- There’s a low level of water.
- There might be something not right with your thermostat.
- One of the motorised valves has failed.
The first and easiest points that you can check are the thermostat and the boilers water pressure. If it’s any one of these issues then simply follow your gas boiler manufacturers procedures for correcting these issues. If it’s none of the problems above then you ought to speak to a qualified and Gas Safer registered boiler engineer to investigate the situation correctly.
2. Boiler Is Leaking Or Dripping
Leaks and drips are a clear sign of an essentially more significant situation, but except if you are qualified to do so you should not try to determine the situation by yourself. Most of the reasons for your boiler to be having drips or leaks will most likely call for a qualified boiler engineer to deal with them. Drips and leaks are regularly brought on by a malfunctioning pump seal or pressure valve. Once it’s repaired, you might need to turn down your boiler’s pressure, your boiler engineer will be able to advise you on this.
3. Odd Noises Coming Out Of Your Boiler
Perhaps one of the most apparent of all boiler issues is when your gas boiler begins to generate unusual noises, like gurgling or banging. It is very likely that air is caught inside the heating system is the problem, but it can additionally be because of low water pressure. Unfortunately, the situation can also be a lot more serious, like your boiler getting to the end of its life and you really need a brand new boiler fitted.
4. Extinguished Pilot Light
The remedy for an extinguished pilot light is easy, simply relight it. However, before doing that you should check out your heating system to determine if there’s an even more severe problem primarily. Problems you might discover include:
- A close by draught extinguishing the light.
- Build up close-by or around the pilotlight which puts it out.
- The source of the gas could be prevented by a thermocouple that needs repair.
If you do see something that you think might be a problem then you should speak with your local boiler engineer to investigate and if needed repair before you make an attempt to relight the pilot light.
5. Boiler Has Low Pressure
Loss of pressure in the gas boiler could be an indicator of a problem with your central heating system itself. You can check the pressure of your boiler by looking at the gauge and making sure that it’s more than 1. If it’s not, then there’s a problem elsewhere inside your central heating system that really needs to get checked out by a qualified boiler engineer.
6. Problems With The Thermostat
An unreliable thermostat might cause many issues, so it’s important to determine a frequent plan (at minimum once a quarter) to ensure that the thermostat is functioning as intended. It is a quick check. You just simply start off by making certain the thermostat is in the proper position and has the correct setting and that the boiler turns off when you lower the temperature setting and then back on once more when you increase the temperature setting.
The above issues are the primary ones that our heating engineers are phoned for. If you are in any doubt at all then it’s much safer to contact a qualified heating engineer who is on the Gas Safe register to have a look and advise you.
If you do have a problem with your gas boiler and want a 24 hour boiler repair then call our Harrogate office and book a call out with one of our local 24 hour emergency gas boiler repair engineers.