19 Oct Is your boiler bothering you?
We are used to daily routines with appliances that function as they should. We are not aware of the workings of our electricity, heating and hot water. When things go wrong, we are immediately plunged into misery and chaos! You know that the one time when your boiler breaks down is going to be during the winter months, when you most need it and it is working the hardest. Here are some of the most common problems.
If you notice a leak coming from your boiler it could be due to a variety of issues. In general, damaged internal parts like pump seals or valves are the main cause. A leaky pump seal is most likely a simple seal replacement, while a leaky boiler pressure can be caused by a high boiler pressure. You should never attempt to fix a leaking boiler on your own. A Gas Safe-registered engineer is needed. When you need Boiler Service Cheltenham, contact www.hprservicesltd.com
If your pilot light does not work, it could be because of the wind blowing or dirty deposits that have built up on the lamp. It may also be due to a broken thermocouple which has cut off the gas supply. In that case, contact your gas provider and ask if you have a problem with supply. You will need to consult a gas engineer if this isn’t the case. Do not attempt to work on your boiler.
Low pressure – If you notice your central heating not working correctly, your boiler’s pressure could be too low. If the pressure gauge in your boiler is below 1, there could be a problem. You may need to replace a pressure-regulating valve or there could be a leak somewhere in the system. If you can’t find the problem, call a technician.
Thermostat Problems – If your thermostat is not working properly, it may need to be replaced. You should check to make sure that the thermostat is on the correct setting, and that you have not accidentally knocked it. You may find that the house is hotter than you thought and the thermostat won’t let the boiler heat the house above the specified temperature. It’s time to replace it if it is old and losing accuracy.
Does your boiler make strange noises? The kettling noise is caused by limescale buildup on the heat exchanger of a boiler. This is because the flow of water in the heat exchanger becomes restricted and excessive heat causes it to boil. This is most common in areas with hard water and can lead to higher operating costs and shorter system lifespan.