5 Faulty Boiler Fixes To Try

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5 Faulty Boiler Fixes To Try

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.



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Mr Mchamish - Boiler replacement


Just had our second boiler fitted by MCS, and I must say that the standard of workmanship was second to none. The engineer sorted all the old pipework, and spent three days installing and checking that all was working efficiently.

Barry Halls - Boiler replacement


Just had a full boiler and heating upgrade completed by MCS.
The work included changing from a back boiler to a complete new system with new efficient boiler fitted in the airing cupboard, new radiators throughout and new shower.
The 2 fitters were very professional, prompt, clean and trustworthy. The work was completed in just 4 days and we had hot water throughout apart from the switch over. Fantastic job. Highly recommend

Mr Eckersley - Underfloor Heating & Boiler Installation -


Great and professional service from start to finish fitting my new boiler and underfloor heating. Would definitely recommend and use again.

Julie Wilson - Emergency Leak Repair -


I rang MCS for assistance after experiencing a water leak through my kitchen ceiling. Rob arrived later the same day and he was an absolute superstar! Within half an hour he had found a leak in my cold water pipe, fixed it and I was able to turn my water and heating back on. The office staff who dealt with my call and payment were also very friendly and efficient. I was extremely impressed with the service I received from this company and I would highly recommend them.

Gary Vernon - Boiler Installation -


Brilliant company always friendly and quick to help, sorted my boiler out in no time at all. Really pleased with your response 😀 update we needed a new boiler rob the engineer who came to fit it couldn't have been more helpful.He was very professional and excellent at what he was doing, it was a pleasure to have him fit the boiler 😀

Tom Harrison - Oil Boiler Installation -


Excellent service from start to finish.
Harry came to quote up, and explained things to us. He then did the groundwork for the oil tank, keeping us informed at every stage. An unfortunate delay from their supplier meant putting the actual install back a week, but MCS kept is fully informed at every single stage about what was happening. The Brilliant Tim did the actual install of the boiler. Again, keeping us informed at every single stage about what he was doing. 100% would recommend.

Justin Morris - Boiler Installation -


One of the MCS central heating engineers, has just left after spending the last three days here fitting a new boiler and doing a fairly extensive overhaul of my heating system.

What a star he is. Really friendly, turned up bang on time and worked his **** off, and kept me informed all the way through, but without bombarding me with useless or overly technical information. Can't praise him highly enough.

I'm a very happy MCS customer.

Jo Prest - Emergency Callout -


Amazing service. Called them out on Easter Sunday of all days and they came in no time. Very happy with the service

James - Leak Repair


We had a hole in a pipe under the bathtub, I Facebook messaged at 10pm, fixed and back to normal by 8.30am the next morning, rapid response and a knowledgable fix for the problem we had. Thank you!

Ruth Atkinson - Pipework Repair -


MCS attended out of hours to my mothers home when her pipework froze last night, I cannot thank them enough for the time he spent repairing the leak and helping us clear up the damage. The office acted professionally and called me this morning to check if we required any further assistance. Truly great customer service. Thank you.

Steve Bramley - Oil Boiler Service


Prompt response along with excellent service
Very refreshing
Would definitely recommend them

K Goodwin - New Boiler Installation -


This company have been amazing at a very difficult time for everyone. Had no hot water, came out and found that we need a new boiler! ( We have thought that for a while, and put it off!) After phone call sorting finance out, due to social distancing, boiler is being fitter tomorrow, with even the fitter offering to work the weekend! Couldn't thank them enough.

A Evans - Boiler Service


Excellent service and very polite and personable engineers

Uxinox - Boiler Repair -


MCS reacted immediately to our request for a boiler service. Harry arrived on time and considering the weather, in good spirits. Ours is an outside oil Worcester Bosch boiler and Harry took it to bits and reassembled it, cleaning everything and replacing damaged hoses. The job took over an hour and I watched him do it. He worked quickly and with obvious expertise. Would highly recommend MCS. We shall definitely use them next year!

Julie Dixon - Office Assistance


Great service again from MCS . Nicola who took my call about us having no hot water or heating, and the boiler displaying low pressure talked me through getting the pressure back up ,and thus no engineer needed to come out to us .A true honest company that doesn't rip you off ! Such a refreshing experience !

A Rooks - Boiler Service


Had gas boiler serviced today by Harry from MCS. Just brilliant - he was friendly, punctual, polite and very efficient. Would definitely recommend MCS Heating & Plumbing to all.

Mrs Pooley - New Boiler Hull

My wife dealt with MCS Heating and she has written this review. MCS Heating has exceeded our expectations with regards to service efficiency, professionalism and value for money. I rang the emergency number on a Saturday morning (I have boiler cover with them), an engineer came out after lunch to check our boiler, then on Monday and Tuesday an engineer called Richard came out (all day on both days) to install our new boiler, check all the pipe work, repair leaks and flush the system, etc. This was very thorough and the quality of the work was to very high standards. The customer service is brilliant at this company and all the staff are so friendly and helpful. A huge thank you to Richard, who treated my home with respect and went that extra mile to provide exceptional customer service. Thanks MCS Heating.

Mr Proffitt - Emergency Callout - Hull

I was given professional, efficient and friendly service from Cameron today.  He attended a call out quickly, made repairs and provided a quotation for upgrading radiators. Thank you Cameron and MCS.

Gail Smith - Long term client - Hull

Heating. Plumbing installation and repairs central heating etc... also a maintenance scheme lot cheaper than British gas. Same day call out. Exceptional staff friendly reliable.

Sarita Huett - Boiler repair - Beverley

I’ve just had a visit from a member of staff from the MCS Heating & Pluming service called Nathan who was an extremely well mannered, professional and a joy to meet.
I would highly recommend this company to anyone who is looking to have there broken heating and water fixed...

10/10 For great customer service.

Mrs Hale - Boiler Breakdown - Brough

Very impressed with the office today they got me booked in today for my boiler to be looked at. Im extremely grateful for your help todah

Jessica Muress - New Boiler - Hull

Thankyou for amazing service today fitting my new boiler in time for christmas.

Thankyou to Cameron for being so tidy when doing the work!

Helen - Boiler Repair - Hull

Amazing! I called this company and they arrived the same day. Great service and very friendly staff. Thank you so much! Will recommend & will be using you in the future!

Ms Huett - Boiler Repair - Hull

I’ve just had a visit from a member of staff from the MCS Heating & Pluming service called Nathan who was an extremely well mannered, professional and a joy to meet. I would highly recommend MCS to anyone who is looking to have there broken heating and water fixed.
10/10 For great customer service.

Fr. Brown - Church Boiler Room

We were very happy with how the project was managed from start to finish; it involved the installation of five new boilers, associated plumbing and removal of the old ones. We had a detailed description of what was proposed and a breakdown of costs, specifying what sums of money were due and when. We have knew the company from previous works here and have found MCS easy to deal with and trustworthy. All the work has been carried out as proposed and on schedule, we never had to chase them up. In short, we are very happy with the result and quality of work and are happy to recommend this firm. 

Rachel - Tripleare Cover - Hull

Great service for more than a decade. Thoroughly recommended

Shirley Smith - Emergency Call Out

Thank goodness for these guys. Harry got our house from freezing cold to absolutely toasty in minutes and the people on the phone were just as professional and on the ball. First class service - thank you

Tracey Lewis - Emergency Boiler Repair

This company have never let me down and have always fixed the problem same day. Even in the snow still managed to sort it. I have recommended in the past and will continue to do so.

Austin Long - Boiler installation

I visited the MCS office late Friday afternoon and they sent someone to assess and estimate cost of job (replacing and installing a combi boiler) on Monday. Their engineer was round early Wednesday morning and the boiler was up and running that afternoon the engineer was friendly and professional Very impressed with the work done would recommend them and the engineer to friends

Mrs Hutty - Boiler Repair

- Hull

Amazing! I called MCS and they arrived the same day. Great service and very friendly staff. Thank you so much! Will recommend & will be using you in the future!

Beth Barrand - Boiler Repair

- East Yorkshire

Heating and hot water broke last night on the coldest night of the year. The emergency line was very helpful and they directed us what to do to get it working again as it was a simple to fix problem. Thank you so much!

Stuart Drinkall - Gas pipe installation

- Hull

We only needed a small job doing but still efficient, prompt, friendly & good value for money. Highly recommended.

Stephen Davis

Market Weighton - East Yorkshire

Boiler service completed. Excellent customer service. Thanks for your continued five star service

Katie Mouatt

Hessle - East Yorkshire

My boiler broke this morning and was fixed by tea time! Quick and efficient service. I would highly recommend! Thanks so much for your help!

JG Hull - Boiler Repair

Hull - East Yorkshire

Thank you for helping us out this week with our boiler. While other companies wouldn't answer our call, including the company who we paid to install it you came out quickly and got it working. Thanks again. Recommended.

Jeanette Murphy

Hull - East Yorkshire

Efficient reliable and competent. Prompt response to our heating catastrophe. Recommend +++++ Special thanks to Richard for his hard work today and to the lady on the end of the phone very helpful. Keep up these amazing standards

David Lee

Misterton - South Yorkshire

Thank you for coming to us so quickly this weekend. Excellent service. Thank you to your engineer Tony for explaining everything.

S Preston

Hull - East Yorkshire

Fixed our boiler when told by another reputable company that it was broken beyond repair! (And didn't cost the earth too)

Mark S - Problem with heating

Howden - East Yorkshire

Had a fault at a tenanted property and MCS had engineer out the next day. Fixed and sorted, can't fault their service.

Methodist Church - Leaking pipe

Pocklington - East Yorkshire

On behalf of Pocklington Methodist Church I am writing to thank you for your very prompt attention in repairing the leak in the cold water pipe feeding the wash hand basin in the disabled toilet. I phoned your office at 08:15 to report the leak and your engineer was at the church by lunchtime.

Russ Litten - Boiler Repair

Hull - East Yorkshire

Dear MCS, I am writing to express my absolute delight at the superb level of care my family received from one of your engineers. He was called out to attend to our boiler on two occasions, the second of which proved to be extremely tricky, time consuming and a frustrating problem.

Alex E - Triplecare customer

Leconfield - East Yorkshire

Great professional service. Very reliable. Thanks for all your work!

Judith L - Emergency plumbing callout

Hedon - East Yorkshire

Just a word of thanks for your workforce. It was seven PM last night when your engineer came to mend my leaking washer and he was so pleasant and cheerful at the end of a long day. Please express my appreciation, I have found anyone with whom I have contact in your business so polite, helpful and pleasant. I commend you for this.

Sue L - Boiler breakdown

Princes Avenue - Hull

Rang mcs because my boiler broke down, they came the same day and fixed the problem. My friend recommended me to them and got £30 and I got a free carbon monoxide alarm.

I would use again :)

Martin L - Heatcare customer

Acomb - York

Thankyou for the very good service we have received - and are receiving - from your company. We moved to you from a large national company many years ago, most pleased that we did so. The ladies who answer the phone are always pleasant and efficient, your engineer is always cheerful with lots of expertise. We could not ask for better.

George E - Boiler installation

South Cave - East Yorkshire

Just a note to express my thanks to your gas engineer who spent the last two days here fitting a new combi boiler. I was very impressed with his attention to detail in what proved to be a challenging job. He kept me informed about what he was doing throughout the process and cleaned up after the work. I will be very happy to have him here in the future.

Marien T - Boiler installation

Beverley Road - Hull

I am writing to say how pleased we were with the way your engineer installed the new central heating boiler for us on Monday and Tuesday. It was a pleasure to welcome him into our home. He could not have been more pleasant and helpful and we appreciated all he did very much indeed. If everyone who works for you is like him then it is no wonder that you continue to be a successful business.