Sometimes boilers can just break out of the blue, but normally they present warning signs. It’s good practice to recognise these signs and call in a heating engineer before the boiler becomes completely irreparable.
A lack of warm water might be as a result of low water levels. It might just be a case of waiting for the water levels to re-accumulate in the tank in order to get the warm water back. If this doesn’t solve the problem, it might be a sign of a broken airlock or a failure in the motorised valve, which would need to be fixed by a qualified heating engineer.
If you have found that your water regularly runs out, it might be time to consider the installation of a new boiler with a larger storage tank.
Low water pressure
You can check the water pressure of your boiler by looking at the pressure gauge. As a general rule of thumb, if the figure given is below 1, you might have an issue with your boiler. Low water pressure might be as a consequence of a leak in the system or it’s a sign that the pressure-release valve needs to be replaced.
Boilers that are due an imminent repair will start to make loud, strange noises. These noises might range from loud bangs and gurgling to noises that sound like a boiling kettle.
If your radiators are cold, you might be able to fix them through a simple bleed. You can buy a bleed key at most local DIY stores and it’s relatively simple procedure to do. However, if you have to regularly bleed your radiators, it might be a sign of a much deeper problem within your boiler/central heating system.
This is perhaps the most dangerous sign that your boiler is due a repair. If you can hear a hissing noise coming from one of the pipes, it might indicate that there is a gas leak. If this is the case, please give us a call ASAP.
Boiler keeps on turning off
Have you noticed that your boiler keeps on switching itself off? This is a common problem with faulty boilers. It might be a sign of a fault in the water pressure, the thermostat or the condensate pipes have frozen oven.
It’s always best to give a heating engineer a call if you have noticed any of the above problems. We cover the Yorkshire area, including areas such as Batley, Heckmondwike and Leeds. You can call us on 01924614075 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll look out for your custom.