Tackling common boiler problems

Common boiler problemsIt is easy to get heat and hot water with a quality boiler and central heating system. You might not need it constantly but it is a comfort to know that it is there and ready for when you need it. Unfortunately, break downs do happen. Even a small issue needs addressing promptly. This drastically reduces the chance of a larger issue developing. With Warm you can get a solution for all common boiler problems as well as more complex ones.

Pressure loss

The majority of boilers have a gauge which is built in so that you can check the pressure. It indicates that there is a problem when it is too low. This will result in poor function. It could be due to many reasons like a leak or a problem with the pressure relief valve. You should call in a Gas Safe engineer to find out what the problem is. They will be able to fix a leak or do any other repairs.


A leak is one of the most common boiler problems. Any dripping requires you to call in a professional because it can be dangerous. They will investigate the issue and provide you with the most cost-effective fix. It could be from poor fitting of a new boiler, corrosion, or many other potential causes. An engineer can help you work out the best course of action.

No heat or hot water

Broken airlocks or diaphragms, low water levels, and many other factors can lead to a loss of heat as well as hot water. A fix could be as simple as changing the thermostat settings or replacing a broken part. Call in an engineer who will be able to sort something out for you.

Frozen condensate pipe

New condensing boilers drain the waste water from condensation using a pipe. Unfortunately in the UK we get a lot of cold weather which can lead to the pipe freezing. As a result it can cause a blockage.

If this happens then you should shut your boiler off. It isn’t too hard to defrost the pipe. You first need to locate it and use warm, not boiling, water to melt the ice. A boiler reset should then be enough to get it working normally again. Remember, you can always consult a professional if you aren’t confident. They will likely suggest you insulate the pipe so that it cannot freeze again.

These are just a few of the most common boiler problems. It is fairly easy for your boiler to develop an issue. Luckily Warm is here to help you tackle the problem by offering a service you can depend on. With a phone call to us, we will provide you with 3 free quotes of Gas Safe engineers in your area. You can also use our quote form to get prices for a service.