5 signs of boiler problems
1 – You’re not getting any heat
This type of boiler problem is hard to miss. If your boiler isn’t working at all it doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a really big problem – in some cases it can be solved with a simple phone call.
2 – The flame in your boiler isn’t blue
If you have a gas boiler, have a look through the window at the pilot light or gas flame (if there is one). The flames should be burning blue. If they look yellow or orange, then it’s time to get your boiler repaired.
3 – The boiler pressure keeps dropping (or rising)
If you find that the pressure on your boiler drops regularly (or you have to ‘top it up’ a lot) or the pressure is often too high, then your boiler could be having problems and you need to get it checked out.
4 – You can hear strange boiler noises
If your boiler is making any strange sounds – clunking, knocking, banging, ticking etc – then it could indicate a problem.
5 – Your boiler is using more gas than it should
If your boiler is using more gas, but you haven’t had the heating on more or used more hot water than usual, then it could be a sign that you are having boiler problems.