Three Common Heating Problems

April 18, 2022 12:15 pm

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We all rely on our boilers in the home to keep us warm, as well as supplied with hot water when we need it. So, when something goes wrong with it, this can cause major inconvenience as well as health problems, both from living in low temperatures and the inability to take a bath or a shower.

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Although it may be tempting to tinker with the boiler yourself and try to repair it, this is extremely dangerous and only professionals like this boiler repair Cheltenham based company www.blu-fish.co.uk/gas-heating-services-cheltenham/boiler-repair-cheltenham/ should be doing this. Trying to make repairs to a boiler when you have not been fully trained to do so can be deadly, leading to potential gas explosions as well as poisoning by carbon monoxide gas.

Modern boilers and central heating systems are complex, and there are many parts to them which can of course break. This is a good reason to get your boiler serviced regularly, to ensure that all parts are in good working order and so that an engineer can spot something and repair or replace it before it does become a problem.  Sometimes however you might notice something unusual and need to get an engineer to come out to you. Here are some of the signs to look out for that there may be something going wrong in your central heating system…

Radiators not Heating Properly or Staying Cold in one Place – This is a common problem that is usually caused by air that is trapped in the radiators. This can be resolved yourself by bleeding the radiators (you can buy tools for this at most DIY shops). If this does not work you may need an engineer as it could be a leak somewhere, causing the pressure to drop.

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Strange Noises in the Boiler – Boilers that start making odd noises are normally an indication that something is wrong. Gurgling, bubbling, humming or hissing like a kettle all are signs that you should have someone out to come and have a look at it.

Boiler not working in relation to Thermostat – This is an issue that is likely to be caused by the thermostat rather than the boiler. It may need a part replaced, or you may need the whole thing replaced, but you can check it first by putting the thermostat above the current room temperature and seeing if the boiler responds.