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Of course, there are a lot of awesome benefits to having central heating with a gas boiler, but every now and then, you’re more than likely to come across a situation. While it’s a possibility that the problem you have will be exceptional, the vast majority of the time you’re likely to find that your boiler issue is a frequent one. This guarantees that choosing the best solution will be much easier and quicker than what you expected. A great deal of boiler problems can in fact be avoided by getting your boiler serviced regularly, we highly recommend a minimum of yearly.

The 6 Most Frequent Gas Boiler Repair Problems

  1. No Hot Water
  2. Boiler Dripping or Leaking
  3. Strange Sounds Coming From The Boiler
  4. Extinguished Pilot Light
  5. Boiler Has Low Pressure
  6. Problems With The Thermostat

1. No Hot Water – Essentially, your boiler isn’t doing its function whenever this occurs, and there are a couple of probable causes.

  • An airlock or diaphragm is damaged.
  • There’s a low level of water.
  • There can be some thing not right with the thermostat.
  • A motorised valves has failed.
The easiest and first things that you can check out are the thermostat and the boilers water pressure. If it’s any one of these problems then simply follow the boiler suppliers guidelines for dealing with these problems. If it’s not any of the above then you should get in touch with a qualified and Gas Safer registered boiler engineer to check out the problem correctly.

2. Boiler Leaking Or Dripping

Leaks and drips are an obvious sign of a probably even more serious problem, however, except if you’re trained to do so you shouldn’t try to work out the problem for yourself. A lot of the causes for the boiler to have leaks or drips are going to call for a qualified boiler engineer to fix them. Drips and leaks are often due to a malfunctioning pump seal or pressure valve. When it’s replaced, you might have to lower your boiler’s pressure, the boiler engineer will gladly advise you on how to do it.

3. Strange Sounds Coming From The Boiler

Maybe easily the most obvious of all boiler problems is when your boiler starts to make unusual sounds, like gurgling or banging. It is likely that air is caught inside of the system is the issue, however, it could also be because of low water pressure. Unfortunately, the problem can also be even more serious, including the boiler getting to the end of its life and you require a brand new boiler installed.

4. Extinguished Pilot Light

The solution for an unlit pilot light is simple, just relight it. However, before trying that you ought to look into the system to determine if there’s an even more severe issue first. Problems you might find include:
  • A close by breeze blowing out the light.
  • Build up near or around the {pilot}light which puts it out.
  • The supply of gas may be halted by a thermocouple that is broken.
If you do see something that you think might be an issue then you ought to get in touch with your local boiler engineer to check out and if required repair before you make an attempt to relight the pilot light.

5. Boiler Has Low Pressure

A loss of pressure in the boiler might be an indicator of an issue with your heating system itself. You are able to check the pressure of the boiler by taking a look at the gauge and checking that it’s over 1. If it’s not, then there’s an issue somewhere inside of your heating system which needs to get looked into by a qualified boiler engineer.

6. Problems With The Thermostat

An inaccurate thermostat may create several problems, so it’s important to determine a frequent routine (at minimum once a quarter) to make sure that the thermostat is operating as it should. It is a simple check. You simply start by making sure the thermostat is placed in the appropriate position and has the correct setting and that the boiler switches off if you decrease the temperature setting and back on again if you increase the temperature setting.

In Conclusion

The above problems are the leading ones that our gas engineers are contacted for. If you’re in any doubt then it’s safer to contact a qualified gas engineer who is on the Gas Safe register to take a look and advise you. If you do have an issue with your boiler and really need a 24 hr boiler repair then phone our Swansea team and book a visit with one of our local 24 hr emergency boiler repair engineers.

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