Boilers are essential because they supply your hot water and heating. You’ll notice a fault quickly when one or both of these are not available. To reduce the risk of faults you should ensure the appliance is properly maintained, including regular servicing. You should also know when to invest in a new model. If you need help with central heating and boiler installation Mansfield has no better team to call than Warm.
What causes boiler faults?
Each boiler contains a surprising number of complex parts, including valves, airlocks, pumps, and gauges. A problem with any of them could result in a breakdown and a repair bill. Unfortunately it is difficult to monitor the condition of these parts yourself. The best way to do it is arrange regular servicing.
Another major source of boiler problems is incorrect installation. This is especially common with gas, oil and biomass models. The most serious situation is when the installer has done something to limit air flow to the appliance. This can result in carbon monoxide (CO) being released into the property rather than expelled from it. Just a few minutes of exposure to the gas can be fatal.
A big problem with modern condenser boilers is frozen condensate pipes. The pipe is essential because it directs dirty water away from the appliance. If it freezes the water has nowhere to go. As a result it can burst the pipe or flood into the boiler and the property.
Find the right service
With Warm you always have access to an engineer or emergency plumber. Therefore as soon as you detect a problem you can get help. We work with the best names for central heating and boiler installation Mansfield has available. It is our aim to get you clear quotes quickly so you can select the service for you.
What are the signs of a boiler fault?
There are several different things you should be looking out for. Be vigilant and check the boiler frequently to ensure you spot trouble at the first sign. The most common signs are:
- No heat or hot water
- Only part of a radiator gets hot
- Strange noises coming from the boiler
- Loss of pressure
- A change in the colour of the pilot light
- The pilot light frequently going out
- The boiler keeps switching itself off
- The thermostat doesn't work properly
Modern boilers have displays on them that show all kinds of information. If there is a problem a fault code or notification may appear. Keep your eyes open for them.
What type of boiler do you have?
If you want to be prepared for the kind of faults you may experience, you should start off by understanding what type of boiler you have. After-all issues with the condensate pipe will not affect any appliance without a condenser. Electric boilers also don't need an air supply because no fuel is burned.
The type of boiler you have will either be combi, conventional, or system. Most new models will be have condensers. Get to know each type and how they work. For example conventional models have a separate hot water cylinder and water tank. As a result more problems can arise because of the connections between these parts. Combi models on the other hand are compact and don't have a tank or cylinder.
Finding the right boiler service is very important. Luckily you have a very easy option with us. Whatever device you have or whether you need emergency advice because of a fault, we will find you the right engineer. You don't need to waste any of your time calling engineers yourself; simply call us or use our quote for.
We are proud to be able to put people in touch with the most trustworthy providers of central heating and boiler installation Mansfield has. Rely on us every single time, all year round.