5 Faulty Boiler Fixes To Try
There’s no worse time of year for your boiler to develop a fault, and your first instinct might be to call an engineer, but before you do, we have some things to check first.
With 2020/21 winter looking to be an exceptionally cold one, the last thing you want is to find yourself without heat or hot water for any length of time. Follow these five steps, and hopefully, you’ll be able to get it up and running again without having to fork out on any assistance.
1. Run through the basics
The first thing you should do is to perform a few basic checks. If you use a pre-payment meter, check that you haven't run out of credit. Many of these meters will allow a small amount of emergency credit, which may need you to press a button.
Check other gas appliances to see if your supply has been affected, for example, try a gas hob to see if it is working. And finally, check the fuse box to see if it has been tripped.
2. Have you had a power cut lately?
If you’ve had any interruption to the power, it may have reset your boiler, meaning it hasn’t turned on when it was supposed to. You may need to reprogram it if so.
3. Check the boiler pressure gauge
Check the pressure gauge on your boiler, and if there is less than one bar of pressure, it might be too low for the boiler to function. You may need to top up the pressure.
4. Turn up your thermostat
If your thermostat is set too low, it may prevent your boiler from turning on. Make sure your boiler is on, and turn up the thermostat and see if it works then.
5. Reset your boiler
Resetting the boiler may often solve any issues if the previous steps have not been successful. Check your boiler’s instructions (they can often be found online too) to see how to reset it.
A regular boiler service is the best way to ensure it will not breakdown when you need it the most, and boiler cover in Hull means you can call an engineer if you can’t get it working without worrying about costs.