While boiler breakdowns most often occur during the cold winter months, they can actually hit at any time of the year. So you should be looking for the signs of a boiler breakdown all year round. It’s always best to fix any problems before they develop, as your boiler breaking down could result in a hefty repair bill. If you get your boiler serviced regularly, you’ll only be paying a cheaper servicing bill instead of a large repair bill.
But how do you know that a breakdown might be coming? Here are five signs to look out for.
No Hot Water Or Heat
This may seem like an obvious problem, but sometimes not having hot water or heat isn’t the end of the world when it comes to your boiler. You could simply have a small part malfunctioning. It could just need a very simple repair to get it working again.
If you can hear any strange noises coming from your boiler, you may have a part loose or struggling to work. Listen out for ticking, banging, knocking, clunking or any other suspicious sounds
Fluctuating Boiler Pressure
Keep an eye on the pressure on your boiler. If it drops regularly or is often too high, this may be a sign of a leak or a faulty valve. Your pressure should be between 0.5 to 1 bar when the heating is off, and 1 to 1.5 bar when the heating is on. Anything above or below 0.5 and 1.5 is a sign of an issue.
If you find that your energy bills are rising each month but you haven’t been using any more heat or hot water than usual, this is a sign of boiler trouble. This is because the boiler is using more energy to power it due to the problem.
Boiler Flame Colour
If you have a gas boiler, you should be able to look into your boiler to see your gas flame or pilot light. Ideally, this flame should be blue. If it is yellow or orange, you need to contact an engineer to repair your boiler.
Boiler Servicing From West London Gas
If you think there may be an issue with your boiler, or just want to arrange a boiler service, get in touch today with West London Gas. An annual boiler service will ensure your house is problem-free all year round. We recommend boiler servicing before the winter months, but a twice-annual service will help keep your boiler safe throughout the whole year.
A regularly serviced boiler prevents it from breaking down and can save you on your energy bills. So book in for a servicing now by calling 02084 343 644. We also help with central heating, gas and the installation of intelligent controls, so visit our website today for more information about our range of services.