4 Answers to the Most Common Boiler Maintenance Questions

4.4Forget the TV, iPad or stereo. Your boiler is one of the most valuable pieces of equipment you have in your home. Your boiler may not be glamorous or a great deal of fun, but it is essential. Without your boiler you’re going to be cold and lacking hot water for essential showers. When your boiler is working well it is easy to take it for granted. But when something goes wrong it’s a problem. Your best bet is to schedule a regular boiler maintenance check with a local London boiler engineer when you live in London. You can also check the boiler yourself and keep an eye on how well it is working. For a start, here are the answers to some common questions people have when a boiler is not working the way it should.

1. Why is My Boiler Leaking?

Boiler leaks can take place slowly, over a long period of time, so it may be a while before you realise you have a leak. The leak could be happening for one of a number of reasons. The boiler could have a problem with heating more water than it can handle, or it could be a problem with the water pressure in the boiler.

2. Why is My Boiler Losing Pressure?

A boiler that loses pressure is a common issue. Often the drop in pressure is caused by a leak in the heating system and that is commonly the result of a leak through the radiator valves. The answer, if this is the problem, is to look at the radiators and fix any leaks, tightening the valves and making sure there are no gaps. Check the boiler manual for advice on what the ideal water pressure should be and what you can do to fix the problem, and if you need to call an engineer for boiler repairs London has plenty of reputable heating engineers who will be able to fix such problems.

3. Why Do I Not Have Hot Water?

A boiler that doesn’t heat the water is a problem. It can be difficult to diagnose the cause of this issue, and it helps to have an engineer look at the boiler to work out what is wrong – it could be the thermostat, the water levels, or something like the air locks. A London engineer, again, will be able to sort out what’s going wrong if there are no warning lights or fault codes to guide you. If your system is slow to heat up hot water then you could have a build-up of lime scale in the system. Or a blockage in the valves.

4. Why Does My Boiler Switch Itself Off?

A boiler that is always going on and off is irritating. One of the most common reasons for this is a drop in water pressure. There could also be an issue with a faulty thermostat. The boiler pump could be malfunctioning, or the air in the system is causing the boiler to reset itself. Check the boiler manual for common problems and solutions, and if there is no guidance – and you can’t immediately see the source of the problem – contact a London heating engineer for help.

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