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There certainly are a number of awesome advantages to having central heating with a gas boiler, still, every once in a while, you’re more than likely to come across a dilemma.

Even though it’s a possibility that the situation you have may be different, the vast majority of the time you’re very likely to see that your gas boiler problem is a typical one. This guarantees that finding the best resolution will be a lot easier and faster than what you believed.

A good deal of gas boiler problems can in fact be avoided by getting your gas boiler serviced regularly, we recommend at the very least yearly.

The 6 Most Frequent Boiler Repair Situations

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  1. No Hot Water
  2. Boiler Leaking Or Dripping
  3. Odd Noises Coming From The Boiler
  4. Pilot Light Is Not Lit
  5. Low Pressure Boiler
  6. Problems With Your Thermostat

1. No Hot Water – Ultimately, your gas boiler is not carrying out its job when this happens, and there are a handful of possible reasons.

  • A diaphragm or airlock is damaged.
  • There is a low level of water.
  • There can be something not right with your thermostat.
  • A motorised valves has broken.

The first and easiest points for you to examine are the boilers water pressure and the thermostat. If it’s one of these issues then simply follow your gas boiler manufacturers instructions for taking care of these problems. If it’s not any of the above then you need to call a Gas Safe registered and qualified boiler technician to take a look at the situation safely.

2. Boiler Dripping Or Leaking

Drips and leaks are an obvious indicator of a probably much more severe situation, however, except if you’re qualified to do so you shouldn’t make an attempt to determine the situation by yourself. Many of the reasons for your boiler to have leaks or drips will most likely require an authorised boiler technician to fix them. Drips and leaks are frequently a result of a faulty pump seal or pressure valve. When it’s repaired, you may have to lower your boiler’s pressure, your boiler technician will be able to advise you on this.

3. Odd Noises Coming From The Boiler

Probably the most noticeable of all boiler problems is when your gas boiler starts to generate odd sounds, such as gurgling or banging. It’s probably that air is trapped inside of the system is the issue, however, it could also be due to low water pressure. However, the situation can also be even more serious, like your boiler reaching the end of its life and you need a new boiler installed.

4. Pilot Light Is Not Lit

The solution for an extinguished pilot light is simple, just relight it. However, right before doing that you need to take a look at your system to determine if there is a much more serious issue first. Problems you might identify include:

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

If you do find something that you think may be a problem then you need to speak with your local boiler technician to take a look at and if called for fix even before you make an attempt to relight the pilot light.

5. Low Pressure Boiler

A loss of pressure in your gas boiler can be a signal of a problem with your heating system itself. You are able to check the pressure of your boiler by looking at the pressure gauge and ensuring that it’s more than 1. If it’s not, then there is a problem somewhere inside of your heating system which needs to get checked out by an authorised boiler technician.

6. Problems With Your Thermostat

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An incorrect thermostat can create several issues, so it’s very important to determine a routine schedule (at the very least once a quarter) to make sure that your thermostat is operating as intended. It’s an easy check. You simply start off by ensuring the thermostat is placed in the proper position and has the right setting and that your boiler switches off if you reduce the temperature setting and back on again if you increase the temperature setting.

In Conclusion

The above problems are the main ones that our gas engineers are phoned for. If you’re in any doubt then it’s much safer to call an authorised gas technician 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 really need an Emergency boiler repair then contact our Swansea team and schedule a visit with one of our local 24 hour emergency gas boiler repair engineers.