There’s nothing worse than finding out that your boiler is playing up, it can be a major hassle taking up both time and money. During the summer heat, your boiler can be pushed a little bit to the back burner. However, it’s important to remember to keep your boiler serviced and up to date before the cold winter months set in, to ensure you’re ready for the chilly weather! To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of common boiler problems so you can ensure your boiler is in tip-top shape!
Irregular Servicing –
It’s very important to get your boiler serviced regularly. Plumbers are trained to spot common boiler problems and fix them before they become a real issue. This can save you money in the long run, as plumbers will ensure that your boiler is working as efficiently as possible so you save your pennies on your fuel bill. Most importantly, having your boiler regularly serviced is vital to safety. Poor and faulty boilers can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning which, if you have a leaky boiler, can be fatal to you and your family. At Ourheat, we think it’s better to be safe than sorry!
More than 15 years old? –
Unfortunately, age will deteriorate your boiler and whilst most reputable sellers will have a long guarantee on their boilers, we recommend replacing your boiler if it’s more than 15 years old. New boilers have been made more efficient and effective, so you won’t have to experience a lot of those pesky problems older boilers often have. Even if you think your old faithful boiler is going strong, we highly recommend replacing it before it becomes a problem and you’re stuck with no heating on a cold winter’s night!
Controls are wrong or broken –
It’s worth having a check at what your boiler is programmed to do. It may feel easier to leave it alone rather than digging through those old manuals, however, with the wide range of thermostats on the market, there’s no excuse to tackle this common boiler problem. Most plumbers are more than happy to install one with your boiler so you can control your heating easily and say goodbye to faulty or difficult controls!
So, if you think your boiler is playing up, it’s worth checking out these common boiler problems so you can sleep easy going into colder months!