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Why is my boiler acting up?

3 Signs Your Boiler Needs To Be Repaired

 

London Boiler RepairProper home management is always a key thing when it comes time for someone to own a home. However, being able to maintain the home is just as important because sometimes appliances start to break down. Boilers are one such example of appliances that may need repair.

A good sign that boiler may need repair is when the boiler starts to make a wide variety of sounds not normally associated with it. For instance, there may be a loud banging or a high pitched whining noise coming from it, which would indicate a loose belt inside. If there are any strange noises coming from the boiler, then the need for repairs should be immediate.

Another sign that boiler repair may be necessary is when the heat output around the house isn’t as high as it normally would be. Simply adjusting the thermostat would be enough to disperse heat around the home but there may be times when that isn’t going to fix the problem. The problem could be linked to a faulty thermostat or also to any potential leaks that may be in the boiler itself. This can be just as bad during the winter if ice is forming in places where it shouldn’t, since the heat is dispersing outwards instead of staying around in the house where it normally would.

The pilot light coming on is another sign that the boiler may need to get some repairs. The purpose of a pilot light is to determine the gas quality in the boiler, and if it starts to burn yellow then that indicates that there is a serious problem with the quality and combination of gas in there, particularly carbon monoxide. Needless to say, making repairs for this should be done as urgently as possible. It is very important to take note of this, as it could lead to serious health problems for the occupants of the home, in addition to asthma and allergies.

In conclusion, there are many signs that show that a boiler may need repair. Between warning lights and low heat flow, getting the repairs is vital.

Do you need to get your boiler checked in the London area? Call City Gas Services at 020 8882 2266 and get started today! 

What’s wrong with my boiler?

3 Signs Your Boiler Needs a Tune Up

 

London Heating EngineerA boiler is an excellent source of heat for your home. Annual preventative maintenance for your boiler is recommended to keep it running as efficiently as possible and avoid a dreaded mid-winter breakdown. Sometimes though your unit may require a tune up before your planned maintenance inspection. There are three helpful signs to keep in mind indicating that a tune up is in order.

Banging Noises: Boilers are complex, mechanical units so they do tend to make some noise, they should overall be fairly quiet and go unnoticed, but you should be fairly familiar with the normal sounds that your unit makes as it works. Pay attention to any odd noises, particularly banging sounds when you turn your boiler on. This can indicate a problem with your blower motor – it will usually need to be adjusted or repaired in some way. Occasionally, banging noises can be an ignition delay, which is actually dangerous.

Utility Bill Increases: A sudden spike in your utility bill with no other known cause can sometimes reveal a boiler issue. It is expected that your energy bill will increase during the winter months, but unless there has been a rate change, your bill should be roughly the same each month. When various parts of your boiler malfunction, need to be replaced or repaired, it can cause your boiler to have to work a great deal harder to get the same job done. Even a small, quick-fix sort of repair that a tune-up can handle will take a toll on your unit’s efficiency. This will in turn show up on your utility bill.

No Heat: Not having heat is probably the most obvious sign that something has gone wrong with your boiler. There are many different reasons that cause a boiler to unexpectedly stop working. Along with a routine maintenance plan it is a good idea to test your boiler before it gets particularly cold out. Make sure it is producing heat and enough of it. Again, boilers are complicated and have many mechanical parts. Sometimes a small thing can go wrong and affect the whole system. Any heating issues definitely call for a tune up.

Do you need to get your boiler checked in the London area? Call City Gas Services at 020 8882 2266 and get started today!

How often does a boiler need maintenance?

Signs Your boiler Needs To Be Repaired

 

London Boiler RepairOur boilers are not often thought of until we need them. And then after that they do not even get a second thought unless they are not working properly. Commonly boilers like so many other things do not just stop working, often there are signs that give a warning. Some of the warning signs are mentioned below.

One of the most reliable signs that something is wrong with the boiler is the utility bill. A sharp increase in this bill can mean that the boiler is not working properly. Another sign that your boiler needs to be repaired is if it continually turns on and off more than it has in the past.

Another sign that your boiler needs to be repaired is if the pilot light is burning a different color instead of blue. A blue flame shows that the gas and air mixture is set the way that it should be, any other color flame and the mixture is not right.

Usually when a boiler turns on there is some types of noise, but if the noises seem to be louder or last longer there is probably something wrong. Anytime your boiler is making sounds that it normally has not made in the past it is a sign your boiler needs to be repaired.

If the home is always cold yet the boiler always seems to be running there is probably something wrong. Winters can be tough and the temperatures have been record breaking lows lately. However an individual who has been around their boiler for awhile can tell if the constant running is due to a cold temperature or if there might be something else wrong.
Working on a boiler is job for a trained professional, there are too many things that can go wrong, and the results of these things can be terrible. Having someone who is knowledgeable about boilers is the only real safe way to go.

Is the boiler in your London home in need of maintenance? Call City Gas Services at 020 8882 2266 and schedule a service call today!

Why is my boiler not heating?

3 Signs Your Boiler Needs a Service

 

London boiler repairJust like we depend on our vehicles for our comfort, convenience and often times an improved way of life, we depend on our boiler for many of the same reasons. Also like your car, the boiler needs regular tune-ups and  maintenance to get the most effective use of it. There are three apparent signs that indicate your boiler needs a tune-up. Seeking the consultation and services of a professional, reputable Gas Safe registered heating company can help insure your boiler is ready and running efficiently exactly when you need it.

Not Heating: If you turn on the unit or adjust the thermostat and no heat comes out, this is a clear sign something is wrong. Simple troubleshooting tasks like checking the filter and ensuring the settings are set to heat are easy to perform. But, when those things are properly set, and the unit refuses to heat, there is a need for a service call.

Making Loud Noises: While the boiler doesn’t normally purr like a kitten, it certainly should not roar like a raging tiger either. When functioning properly, the boiler should be a fairly quite unit. Loud banging, clanging, rumbling or rattling noises when you turn on the boiler are usually indicators that either the boiler ignition is stalled or the fan may need to be adjusted or replaced.

Alarming Carbon Monoxide Detector: Carbon monoxide detectors are crucial when using any gas appliance. Carbon monoxide is not detectable by any of the five senses, and extreme levels can be lethal. If your carbon monoxide detector goes off, there is a great chance that the gas boiler has a carbon monoxide leak. After taking proper safety precautions of leaving the home and calling emergency authorities, a professional boiler technician should be consulted.

It is recommended that your boiler is checked and given a service each year. Giving your boiler the proper maintenance and upkeep will avoid costly complications in the long run. A properly running and regularly tuned boiler can save you time and money on required repairs. This way you get to enjoy years of comfort from your boiler just as you enjoy years of convenience from your car.

Does the boiler in your London home need to be repaired? Call City Gas Services at 020 8882 2266 and schedule a service call today!

Why is my boiler making noise?

3 Signs Your Boiler Needs a Tune Up

 

London Boiler RepairDuring the cold months an efficient boiler is the difference between comfort and possible life threatening conditions. Knowing when to have your boiler checked is vital to keeping it running efficiently.

First of all, your pilot light should always remain blue. If you check your boiler and notice a yellow flame, do not ignore this important sign. This color flame indicates a problem with the balance of gases being released. This could stay minor or explode. Either way, a check is in order because a yellow pilot light could very well indicate the presence of Carbon Monoxide which is extremely unsafe inside of your home. Moreover, this could lead to breathing issues in the family. If your family is experiencing a higher than normal number of cases of breathing issues and chest issues, it’s important to check the boiler and, if necessary (if a yellow pilot light is present) call a professional to immediately come and fix the problem.

While a boiler is not necessarily quiet, too much noise can be a big problem. A loose belt or a faulty ignition switch needs to be replaced before they completely go out. Sometimes a problem that is left unchecked will cause much more damage than would be, if the issue was resolved early on. Other faulty components could include your thermostat, ductwork, and pilot lights. These components, if not running at peak performance, will lead to long-term problems as well as a sky high electric bill.

Finally, if you’ve had multiple problems in the past year or so, it may be time to tune-up or even replace your boiler. Multiple issues involving different components of a boiler system may indicate an outdated system, or at the very least a broken down system on its last leg. If replacing parts is a normal occurrence, it may be time to have a professional come to your home and do a thorough tune-up and check-up.

Use your common sense. If your bill is incredibly higher than last month, there’s an issue. If you’re hearing unusual sounds or smelling musty or foul odors, there’s a big issue. Keep your unit running efficiently and your family safe by requesting a tune-up every two months, regardless of the perceived condition of your unit.

Is the boiler in your London home in need of repairs? Call City Gas Services at 020 8882 2266 and schedule a service call today!

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