5 Common Boiler Problems

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Nearly a third of homeowners fear boiler breakdown this winter and it’s a common problem. Although the average homeowner doesn’t need to know what’s going on beneath the surface, they do need to regularly maintain their boiler to ensure its efficiency.

At Smart Heating Systems we take care of all your problems and our team of experts are at hand to help with any queries, so if you do ever have any issues or queries regarding your boiler, just contact our team.

Our experts have put below a list of 5 common boiler problems that you may come across;

1. No heat or hot water

Perhaps the most frustrating problem, you may experience a lack of heat or hot water due to valve failure, airlocks, a faulty thermostat or low water levels.

2. Leaking and dripping

Whether it’s a loose connection, high water pressure or a faulty part there are several problems that could cause your boiler to leak.

3. Whistling and banging noises

The tell-tale sign of something called kettling, where limescale builds up in the heat exchanger, strange noises such as whistling, gurgling and banging can also be attributed to low water pressure or pump failure.

4. Losing pressure

Common reasons for a loss of pressure include a damaged pressure relief valve or a leak somewhere within your central heating system.

5. Radiators not getting hot

One of the top signs of a faulty boiler, radiators can stop working for a number of reasons. If there’s air in your radiators you can fix this by bleeding them.

If this doesn’t solve the problem you may have a broken pump or a blockage (sludge) in your pipes preventing hot water being circulated.

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