A boiler is an essential part of your home heating and cooling system. Repairs to it can be costly, especially when you are dealing with major issues that could have been prevented. With summer on its way in Britain boilers will most definitely be overused. There is nothing worse than having to put up with a broken boiler in the winter. What you can do is make sure you have plumbing services at your disposal to make sure you are ready for anything.
To start with, unless you are a professional, you should not attempt to fix a boiler yourself. If you get it wrong, it can add hundreds of pounds onto your repair bill. In extreme cases, it can even be dangerous to your health. If you do not know what you are doing, you could find the boiler blowing your house up. The earlier you notice the better which reduces the amount of time plus the bills to be incurred to your boiler. Boiler not working? – Common boiler problems
1. Heating problem. In most cases, heating problems are a result of a problem with the water level, the internal atmosphere, or a problem with mineral deposits in the boiler. A combination of all of these issues creates a huge mess. If you notice that your boiler is starting to lose heat, call a specialist right away to have it checked out.
2. Another common problem is issues with the expansion tank. The unit needs the right amount of air and water inside for it work accordingly. An easy way to tell if the expansion tank is functioning properly is to look at the temperature gauges on the bottom and the top of the tank. The bottom one should be hotter if it is working properly. Whenever you are in doubt, it is always best to call a professional because these kinds of problems can get very complicated.
3. Parts on the radiator can go bad and need to be replaced. This is definitely a job for a specialist to handle, especially because it’s one of those things that may be impossible to diagnose on your own. The radiator has many different parts to it; a technician generally keeps a supply of all the parts that commonly go out on a radiator.
4. The thermocouple sensor can sometimes go bad. If you see that the pilot light has gone out on your boiler, then you may have an issue with the thermocouple sensor. Of course sometimes the thermocouple sensor may still be affected even if the pilot light is still on. The thermocouple sensor actually keeps track of how much heat is being produced. This one is definitely a job for a technician. It is not recommended that you try to do it on your own.
5. Water leaks are another common boiler problem. The issue with water leaks is the fact that sometimes they may be so small that you won’t be able to figure out why the boiler is malfunctioning. If the leak is quite large, then it will be very obvious, but the water coming out from small leaks tends to evaporate quickly which makes it almost impossible to detect.
No one likes having to deal with a broken boiler during winter, but knowing the basics about how a boiler works can help.
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