Common Boiler Problems: Causes and Quick Fixes
While we always recommend calling a trained heating engineer in Halifax to help with boiler problems, many technicians charge by the hour. Considering this, if you are able to diagnose the issue and take a few preliminary steps before you book a repair, you could save the engineers time and cut the cost of your service.
Check out our troubleshooting guide to find out what the most common boiler problems are, how to diagnose them and what steps you should take before you call an engineer.
Radiators Do Not Heat
Cause: If your radiator is hot at the bottom and cold at the top, this may be due to a buildup of air, rust in the pipes, or an issue with the pump (i.e. the hot water is not being circulated properly).
What to do: The first thing you should do is bleed your radiators to remove any air that is trapped in the system. If this does not improve the heating issues, you may require a power flush.
Boiler Turns Off
Cause: This can happen for a number of different reasons, including low water pressure, thermostat issues, or if you have a frozen condensate pipe, air in the system or a faulty pump.