Which boiler issues are the most common?

Boiler problems are much more likely to arise at this time of year. Most of us spend the warmer months of the year barely thinking about our boilers, but when the temperature drops suddenly in the autumn, there’s always a chance your system will present you with a few problems. Losing access to warmth and hot water can be incredibly inconvenient, but there are many steps you can take to minimise the chances of facing a boiler breakdown during the colder months of the year. 

By looking for faults before the cold weather strikes, you can address any developing boiler problems you may have not been aware of previously. Let’s take a look at some of the most common boiler problems and the steps you can take to overcome them. 

Leaking and dripping 

If you spot a leak coming from your boiler, the best thing to do is to consult a specialist as soon as you can. Without years of experience in this area, it can be hard to find out where the water is actually leaking from, so it’s always best to leave things to the professionals. 

Loud noises

If you hear a loud noise coming from your boiler, there’s a big chance this could be due to a fault. Whistling, banging and gurgling can all be signs that your boiler needs to be looked at by a professional. Some of the issues that can cause odd noises include low water pressure, trapped air and kettling, which is linked to the build-up of limescale.

Frozen condensation pipes

Extremely cold weather can create blockages in condensation pipes. It’s very risky to try and dethaw a frozen pipe yourself, so it’s again best to let the professionals examine your system. If you do attempt to dethaw it yourself, you could cause further damage. 

Cold radiators 

If you find your radiators aren’t warming up when they should be, this could be due to a build up of sludge. This sludge can stop hot water flowing to your radiators. You may be able to overcome this problem by flushing out your system, having your pump replaced or simply repairing it. 

How Ability can help

At Ability, we are here to help if you are experiencing problems with your boiler and need help from a qualified heating engineer. We offer some of the most competitive prices in the industry and are only happy when we have fully eliminated your problem. Acting quickly can help you prolong the life of your boiler, so it’s always best to contact us as soon as possible once an issue has been identified. Reach us today by completing the form on the website, by giving us a call on 01892 514495 or by sending a message to info@ability.uk.com. You can also contact us via website or follow us on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We are also available around the clock to help with boiler emergencies that simply can’t wait. 

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