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There certainly are a lot of excellent conveniences to having central heating with a gas boiler, still, every now and then, you’re likely to run across a dilemma. While it is a possibility that the situation you have may be exceptional, the vast majority of the time you’re most likely to find that your boiler problem is a frequent one. This means that finding the correct resolution will be a lot simpler and quicker than what you assumed. A considerable amount of boiler issues can essentially be minimised by having your boiler serviced often, we recommend a minimum of once a year.

The 6 Most Common Gas Boiler Repair Situations

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  1. No Hot Water
  2. Your Boiler Is Dripping or Leaking
  3. Odd Sounds Coming Out Of The Boiler
  4. Extinguished Pilot Light
  5. Low Pressure Boiler
  6. Problems With Your Thermostat

1. No Hot Water – Ultimately, your boiler is not carrying out its function whenever this happens, and there are a handful of probable causes.

  • An airlock or diaphragm is damaged.
  • There is a low level of water.
  • There can be something wrong with your thermostat.
  • A motorised valves has broken.
The easiest and first points for you to examine are the boilers water pressure and the thermostat. If it is any one of these issues then simply follow your boiler suppliers instructions for taking care of these issues. If it is none of the issues above then you need to call a qualified and Gas Safer registered boiler engineer to check out the situation correctly.

2. Your Boiler Is Leaking Or Dripping

Drips and leaks are an obvious indicator of a potentially even more serious situation, but unless you’re trained to do so you shouldn’t try to identify the situation for yourself. Many of the causes for your boiler to have leaks or drips will require a trained boiler engineer to deal with them. Drips and leaks are typically caused by a malfunctioning pump seal or pressure valve. Once it is repaired, you might have to turn down your boiler’s pressure, your gas engineer will gladly advise you on how to do it.

3. Odd Sounds Coming Out Of The Boiler

Perhaps the most apparent of all boiler issues is whenever your boiler begins to produce weird noises, such as banging or gurgling. It is most likely that air is trapped inside the heating system is the problem, but it could also result from low water pressure. Unfortunately, the situation may also be even more serious, such as your boiler reaching the end of its life and you really need a brand-new boiler installed.

4. Extinguished Pilot Light

The remedy for an unlit pilot light is simple, just relight it. However, right before doing that you need to check out your heating system to find out if there is a more serious problem first. Problems you may discover include:
  • A close-by breeze putting out the light.
  • Build up close-by or around the pilotlight which puts it out.
  • The source of gas may be halted by a thermocouple that needs repair.
If you do find anything that you think could be a problem then you need to contact your local heating engineer to check out and if called for repair even before you attempt to relight the pilot light.

5. Low Pressure Boiler

Loss of pressure in the boiler might be an indicator of a problem with your heating system itself. You can check out the pressure of your boiler by taking a look at the pressure gauge and ensuring that it is more than 1. If it is not, then there is a problem elsewhere inside your heating system which really needs to be looked into by a trained heating engineer.

6. Problems With Your Thermostat

boiler replacement specialists Wetherby An incorrect thermostat can easily create numerous issues, so it is essential to set up a regular plan (at minimum once a quarter) to ensure that the thermostat is operating as intended. It is an easy check. You simply start off by ensuring the thermostat is placed in the correct place and has the right setting and that the boiler switches off when you lower the temperature setting and then back on again when you raise the temperature setting.

In Summary

The above issues are the leading ones that our boiler engineers are contacted for. If you’re in any doubt at all then it is safer to get in touch with a trained boiler engineer who is on the Gas Safe register to have a look and advise you. If you do have a problem with your boiler and require a 24 hour boiler repair then phone our Leeds office and book a visit with any of our local 24 hr emergency boiler repair engineers.

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