Some more tips to see if you need your boiler fixed

Is your home not heating up? Are your bills higher than usual? Do you need to get your boiler fixed?

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if your boiler is working correctly or not. Many people just presume their house is difficult to heat or that their boiler problems are normal. Although there are certain signs to look out for to see if you need your boiler fixed. 

See below some of our top tips to see if you need your boiler fixed. 

Difficult to heat your home

It takes longer and costs more money to heat a home with a low grade boiler but if you have a high grade boiler or suddenly it has become more difficult to heat your home, you may need your boiler fixed.

It is also a red flag if there are cold spots in your central heating system and radiators. You could have a poorly functioning boiler or a blocked central heating system. 

Hot water and heating

If you notice when you put on both your heating and hot water but only one or the other is working, then you probably need your boiler fixed.

This may be a simple problem that is either down to the settings on your boiler and central heating system or because of a component with your boiler. This could be because your motorised diverter valve is broken, if this is the case, you should get a professional to replace the valve. 

Boiler keeps switching itself off

Often when your boiler keeps switching itself off it means your boiler is not working correctly. Your boiler could have low water pressure, a problem with the thermostat or a lack of water flow due to a closed valve, air or the pump not circulating the water in the system properly. 

Hearing strange sounds

If your radiator, boiler or pipes are making strange hissing or gurgling sounds, then it is time to get it checked. Your central heating system needs to be cleaned out from time to time and these noises might indicate they just need a power flushing but it can also be caused by air in the system, water pressure is too low or it’s kettling.

Imminent pump failure, particularly in older systems, could also be the possible problem. Either way it is a sign you need your boiler fixed. 

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