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Common boiler problems and how to fix them!

It is stressful when you boiler starts to show various signs which could indicate there is something wrong with it. Our heating engineers throughout Redditch, Studley, Alvechurch and Bromsgrove have put together this blog to help you understand what certain signs could indicate and what you can do to fix them.

Is the boiler not responding to thermostat?

If your boiler fails to respond to your thermostat, it could mean that the controls on your thermostat are broken and need replacing. Another thing you can also try is to replace the batteries as this sometimes gets forgetten. If all fails, try to place the thermostat a little bit closer to your boiler to help limit any chances of interference. 

Unusual sounds 

A few common noises that often come from boilers are gurgling and whistling noises and they often occur due to faulty pumps or low water pressure. However we do recommend if you are hearing noises you have not heard before, to get in touch with a qualified heating engineer to give you their professional advice. 

Pilot light keeps turning off

If you have an older boiler, the pilot light permanently stays lit to light the larger burner inside your boiler. If this keeps going off, it could mean there is gap which allows draught to keep blowing the light out. You need to follow the instructionsn on your boiler manual if you are looking to reignite the pilot light yourself. 

Low boiler pressure

You boiler pressure should be set to 1.5 bar. You can easily check for this by checking the pressure gauge. If you find that it is below 1, you will need to bring it back up to 1.5 as it could cause your boiler to not function properly. Low pressure is often caused by leaks and should be checked by our qualified heating engineers. 

Here at Lakins Heating & Plumbing, all of our engineers are Gas Safe registered and can be contacted on 07976 271 681. Our comprensive boiler repair services are highly rated by customers throughout Redditch, Studley, Alvechurch and Bromsgrove.