If you're having issues with your boiler or heating, it's not always necessary to call out an engineer. Sometimes a boiler problem can be solved with a quick DIY fix. Here are seven self-help ways to fix your boiler and heating before calling an engineer:
1. Check the gas supply - If your boiler is gas-powered, then ensure that there is a good gas supply to the appliance. This may mean checking the gas meter and/or regulator to ensure that they are functioning properly.
2. Check for blockages - If there are any blockages in the gas supply line, this could be causing your boiler issues. Try clearing any blockages that you can see and then restarting the appliance.
3. Check the flue - The flue is the pipe that takes gas and other waste products out of your boiler. If this becomes blocked, it can cause your boiler to malfunction. Try clearing any blockages in the flue and then restarting the appliance.
4. Check the burner - The burner is what ignites the gas in your boiler. If this becomes dirty, it can cause your boiler to fail to ignite properly. Cleaning the burner may fix your issue.
5. Check the thermostat - The thermostat controls how much gas is let into the boiler. If it is set too low, this could be causing your heating issues. Try raising the thermostat setting and see if this solves the problem.
6. Check the pilot light - The pilot light is what ignites the gas in your boiler. If this goes out, then your boiler will not be able to function. Try relighting the pilot light and see if this solves the problem.
7. Check for leaks - If there are any gas or water leaks, this could be causing your boiler issues. Try repairing any leaks that you can see and then restarting the appliance.
If none of these self-help measures fix your boiler or heating issue, then it's time to call out a gas engineer. Ealing Gas Engineers are available 24/7 to help solve your gas and heating problems. Contact us today for a free quote!