Top 10 Signs That Your Boiler Needs Repair
Your boiler is one of the most important appliances in your home. It keeps you warm, provides hot water, and is essential to your comfort and well-being. However, like any other appliance, your boiler can break down, and it’s important to know when to call in a professional heating engineer to repair it. In this article, we’ll discuss ten signs that your boiler needs repair, so you can identify problems early and prevent more significant issues from developing.
1. Strange noises:
If your boiler starts making banging, gurgling, or whistling noises, it could be a sign that there is a problem with the system.
2. Low pressure:
If your boiler’s pressure gauge is showing a low reading, it could mean that there is a leak in the system or a problem with the pressure relief valve.
If you notice water pooling around your boiler or dripping from pipes, it’s a sign of a leak in the system, which could lead to more significant problems if left unaddressed.
4. Uneven heating:
If some areas of your home are colder than others, it could be a sign that there is an issue with your boiler’s heating system, or that your radiators need attention.
5. Unpleasant smells:
If your boiler starts emitting an unpleasant odour, it could be a sign of a gas leak, which can be a severe health hazard. We recommend that you always have a carbon monoxide detector near your boiler and that you check it regularly.
6. Constant cycling:
If your boiler is switching on and off more frequently than usual, it could indicate a problem with the system’s thermostat or heating controls.
7. No hot water:
If you’re not getting hot water from your taps, it could be a sign that there is a problem with your boiler’s heat exchanger or another part of the system.
8. Pilot light issues:
If your boiler’s pilot light keeps going out, it could be a sign of a faulty thermocouple, which regulates the gas supply to the boiler.
9. High energy bills:
If your energy bills have been steadily increasing, it could be a sign that your boiler is working inefficiently, which could be due to a problem with the system. If you haven’t had your boiler serviced for a while, then it’s worth getting it done to ensure the system is working to maximum efficiency.
If your boiler is more than ten years old, it’s more likely to develop problems and could be costing you more money than a newer, more efficient model.
If you notice any of these signs that your boiler needs repair, don’t hesitate to call us to diagnose and fix the problem. Ignoring these issues can lead to more significant problems and even pose a safety risk to you and your family. Regular maintenance and servicing can also help to prevent these issues from developing, so be sure to book in your annual service with Bradley Plumbing & Heating to keep your boiler in tip top condition.