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Of course, there are a lot of great conveniences to having central heating with a gas boiler, but now and then, you are more than likely to run across a problem.

Although it is entirely possible that the problem you have may be unique, the vast majority of the time you are most likely to realise that your gas boiler issue is a general one. This guarantees that identifying the appropriate solution will be a lot easier and quicker than what you thought.

A good deal of gas boiler issues can in fact be avoided by getting your gas boiler serviced regularly, we highly recommend a minimum of yearly.

The 6 Most Usual Gas Boiler Repair Problems

  1. No Hot Water
  2. Your Boiler Dripping or Leaking
  3. Strange Noises Coming From Your Boiler
  4. Pilot Light Is Not Lit
  5. Boiler Has Low Pressure
  6. Issues With The Thermostat

1. No Hot Water – Ultimately, your gas boiler isn’t carrying out its job when this happens, and there are a number of potential reasons.

  • An airlock or diaphragm is degraded.
  • There is a low level of water.
  • There may be some thing not right with your thermostat.
  • One of the motorised valves has broken.

The easiest and first things that you can inspect are the boilers water pressure and the thermostat. If it is one of these issues then simply follow your gas boiler manufacturers guidelines for fixing these issues. If it is none of the problems above then you need to call a qualified and Gas Safer registered boiler engineer to take a look at the problem correctly.

2. Your Boiler Leaking Or Dripping

Leaks and drips are a common indicator of an essentially more severe problem, but except when you are qualified to do so you should not make an attempt to identify the problem by yourself. A number of the reasons for your boiler to be having leaks or drips will likely require an authorised boiler engineer to fix them. Leaks and drips are frequently brought on by a damaged pump seal or pressure valve. When it is replaced, you might need to lower your boiler’s pressure, your gas engineer will be able to advise you on this.

3. Strange Noises Coming From Your Boiler

Maybe one of the most noticeable of all boiler issues is when your gas boiler begins to make unusual sounds, for instance, gurgling or banging. It’s probable that air is trapped inside the heating system is the issue, but it could possibly additionally be because of low water pressure. However, the problem can also be more serious, such as your boiler reaching the end of its life and you need a brand-new boiler installed.

4. Pilot Light Is Not Lit

The solution for an unlit pilot light is simple, simply relight it. However, right before trying that you really should check out your heating system to determine if there’s a much more dangerous issue primarily. Issues you might spot include:

  • A close-by draught blowing out the pilot light.
  • Build up close-by or around the {pilot}light that puts it out.
  • The supply of the gas might be halted by a thermocouple that needs repair.

If you do find anything that you think might be a problem then you really should speak to your local gas engineer to take a look at and if required repair even before you try to relight the pilot light.

5. Boiler Has Low Pressure

A loss of pressure in the gas boiler can be an indicator of a problem with your heating system itself. You can easily check the pressure of your boiler by taking a look at the gauge and making sure that it is over 1. If it is not, then there’s a problem elsewhere inside your heating system which needs to be checked out by an authorised gas engineer.

6. Issues With The Thermostat

An unreliable thermostat might cause numerous issues, so it is very important to set up a regular plan (at least once a quarter) to make sure that the thermostat is functioning as it should. It’s a quick test. You simply begin by making sure the thermostat is in the correct position and has the correct setting and that the boiler turns off if you reduce the temperature setting and then back on again if you raise the temperature setting.

In Conclusion

The above issues are the main ones that our heating technicians are called for. If you are in any doubt then it is safer to get in touch with an authorised 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 an Emergency boiler repair then phone our Neath team and schedule a call out with one of our local 24 hour emergency gas boiler repair engineers.

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