Boiler pressure drop means heating systems can flop!

Boiler Pressure

We love a busy Monday morning here at Ability, and one of the first calls a boiler pressure drop is a customer in Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells today. So one of our plumbers is off to see what we can do for this combination boiler that from our records we know is approximately eight years old now.

With boiler pressure becoming very common over the last 15 years we are very familiar with the pros and cons of a sealed or pressurised system. And boiler pressure is one of the most common issues in our industry today. We had a new customer in Sevenoaks last week who have had long term issues with constant problems relating to the heating system and boiler pressure. The company working on the property previously hadn’t managed to come to a long-term solution for this larger property, and so Ability was called in to solve the boiler pressure problems.

With our experience and expertise, we were able to get to the bottom of the problem and provide a satisfactory result for the customer who can now run the heating and hot water system without the constant pressure problems.

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Example of a sealed system pressure gauge
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Example of a sealed system digital pressure gauge

What should your boiler pressure be?

When the heating system is cold, the pressure should be between 1 and 1.5 bars on the pressure gauge (the indicator needle would usually be in the green section). If the pressure is below 0.5 bars (down in the red section), water has been lost from the system and must be replaced. Note: The red part of the dial could also indicate the pressure being too high. If the pressure gauge shows high pressure as a result of over filling, you will need to turn the boiler off and contact us at Ability. We are always happy to help, so please do not hesitate to call us on the emergency number here 0800889015

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