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Of course, there are a lot of excellent benefits to having central heating with a gas boiler, but every once in a while, you’re more than likely to run across a problem. While it is probable that the issue you have may be different, the vast majority of the time you’re most likely to realise that your boiler problem is a general one. This guarantees that choosing the correct resolution will be much easier and quicker than what you expected. A great deal of boiler situations can essentially be avoided by getting your boiler serviced often, we advise at least yearly.

The 6 Most Frequent Gas Boiler Repair Issues

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

1. No Hot Water – Essentially, your boiler isn’t carrying out its job whenever this occurs, and there are a few probable causes.

  • A diaphragm or airlock is degraded.
  • There’s a low level of water.
  • There may be something not right with the thermostat.
  • A motorised valves has failed.
The first and easiest points that you can check are the boilers water pressure and the thermostat. If it is one of these problems then simply follow the boiler suppliers procedures for dealing with these situations. If it is not any of the issues above then you ought to call a Gas Safe registered and qualified boiler engineer to look into the issue correctly.

2. Your Boiler Is Leaking Or Dripping

Leaks and drips are a clear indicator of a probably much more severe issue, however, unless you’re trained to do so you should not try to identify the issue yourself. A lot of the causes for the boiler to be having drips or leaks are going to require an authorised boiler engineer to deal with them. Leaks and drips are commonly brought on by a damaged pump seal or pressure valve. After it is repaired, you might need to lower your boiler’s pressure, the gas engineer will gladly advise you on how to do it.

3. Strange Sounds Coming From Your Boiler

Maybe one of the most apparent of all boiler situations is whenever your boiler starts to produce peculiar sounds, for instance, banging or gurgling. It’s likely that air is caught inside the system is the problem, however, it could also result from low water pressure. However, the issue can also be even more serious, like the boiler nearing the end of its life and you need to have a new boiler installed.

4. Extinguished Pilot Light

The solution for an extinguished pilot light is very easy, simply relight it. However, right before doing that you really should take a look at the system to establish if there’s a more serious problem primarily. Issues you might discover include:
  • A close by draught blowing out the light.
  • Build up near or around the pilotlight that extinguishes it.
  • The source of the gas might be halted by a thermocouple that needs repair.
If you do notice anything that you think might be an issue then you really should call your local gas engineer to look into and if needed repair before you make an attempt to relight the pilot light.

5. Boiler Has Low Pressure

Loss of pressure in your boiler can be a signal of an issue with your heating system itself. You can easily check the pressure of the boiler by taking a look at the pressure gauge and ensuring that it is over 1. If it is not, then there’s an issue elsewhere inside your heating system that requires to be checked out by an authorised gas engineer.

6. Issues With The Thermostat

An unreliable thermostat can easily cause many problems, so it is important to determine a frequent plan (at the very least once a quarter) to make sure that your thermostat is operating as it should. It’s an easy check. You just simply start by making certain the thermostat is in the appropriate position and has the correct setting and that your boiler switches off if you decrease the temperature setting and back on again if you increase the temperature setting.

In Conclusion

The above situations are the main ones that our boiler engineers are called for. If you’re in any doubt at all then it is much safer to phone an authorised boiler 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 want a 24 hr boiler repair then call our Cheltenham office and book a call out with one of our local 24 hr emergency boiler repair engineers.

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