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Boiler Problems And Troubleshooting

Every house owner should be aware of the boiler problem because it is necessary to heat the household in an appropriate and cost-effective manner. They should regularly maintain the boiler so that it won’t be working in an inefficient way in the house.Monthly services can help you to keep the boiler’s health and prevent problems from occurring in the future. There are many small problems common in the boilers and the engineers can easily find ways on how to do repair and maintenance.

The Common Boiler Problems and Troubleshooting:

No Heat or Hot Water

Valve failure, airlocks, a faulty thermostat or low water level may cause a lack of heat or hot water in the house. You can check in order to identify the problems related to boilers.You can check the pilot light in a gas boiler to see that it is burning blue or you can check the thermostat on an electric boiler to see that it is set correctly.

Leaking and Dripping

The most common cause can be the broken pump seal or pressure valve for leaking and dripping. If the leak is from the pressure valve then it may be due to the high pressure in the boiler. But if it is from the pump seal then it may have become worn out and need replacing immediately.If you find the boiler is licking from the pipe then it can be due to the corrosion when the system has not been properly fitted. So, in these cases, you can call the Gas Safe registered engineer to fix the leaking and dripping problems of the boiler.

Strange Banging, Whistling or Gurgling Noises

The air in the system and the kittling are the common causes for the strange banging, whistling or gurgling noises. The low water pressure or pump failure, which means that the central heating system is not receiving enough water through its pipe to heat your home can also be the cause behind the banging noises.The problems related to the low pressure in the boiler which is losing the main functions should be rectified properly. The strange banging, whistling or gurgling noises are the problems of the boiler and need troubleshooting as quickly as possible.

Pilot light Goes Out

The pilot light is a small blue flame that is used to light the larger burner and if it goes out then it can be due to the broken thermocouple which is the device that responds to the temperature inside the boiler or due to the deposit built up in the pilot light.Before you reignite the pilot light it is necessary to check the gas supply. If your boiler is not receiving any gas then you should consult the gas supplier but if you are not able to find the exact problem then call the Gas Safe registered engineer.

Low Boiler Pressure

If the pressure gauge is fluctuating below the 1 bar then you should be sure that the boiler is damaged with the low boiler pressure and be sure that the central heating systems won’t function properly. The following are some of the reasons behind the low boiler pressure:

  • Water leak in the boiler system
  • Damaged pressure relief valve
  • Bled radiators

Follow the instructions given in the heating system manual for the proper working of the boiler and if the boiler is not working and you are not able to fix the problems then it will be better to call the registered engineer.

Frozen Condensate Pipe

The condensing boilers have the condensate pipe which carries the acidic water and this pipe will run outside into the drain because of which there is possible freezing of the pipe during the winter season.If the condensate pipe has been condensed then your boiler will display the fault code, you can reset it if it is not responding then you should be sure that the pipe has been condensed due to cold.You can treat the condensed pipe using the hot water bottle or a warm cloth on the frozen part of the pipe. You can also put hot rather than boiling water over the pipe then you can reset the boiler. If it is not working then never hesitate to call the registered engineer.If your boilers are installed before 5-6 years ago then you need the replacement boiler because the older boilers are more prone to faults and do not run efficiently which lead to boiler failure. Always aware of the warranty of the boiler product and keep the boiler parts safely for future use when the boiler is damaged or shows the faults.

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