Does my boiler need repairing?

Many homeowners often choose to turn their heating system off during the summer, and when they go to turn it back on for the colder months, they often find that it is no longer working. You can look out for a few signs indicating that your boiler needs repairing, so you can ensure it is ready for when you need it the most. '

If you are looking for boiler repairs in Bury, Burnley, Bolton, Rossendale, and surrounding areas, contact us at 07791 802791 to get it fixed right away.

signs of a boiler repair

Signs which indicate your boiler needs repairing

Lack of maintenance 

Not servicing your boiler regularly causes more chances of your boiler breaking down. This is because during an annual boiler service check, the boiler is thoroughly checked for any signs of breakdown, and when found, the heating engineer repairs it. 

Moreover, regular servicing can extend the lifespan of your boiler. During a service, the engineer will clean the boiler and its components, check for any signs of wear and tear, and make necessary adjustments to ensure it operates at peak efficiency. This preventative maintenance can help you avoid costly repairs and replacements down the line.

So, if you've been putting off getting expert maintenance and servicing, now is the time to get in touch and get your boiler serviced. This will guarantee that your boiler will be up and running, ready for the winter. 

Slow to heat up

Some homeowners are reluctant to call in the experts for boiler repair when they are ultimately successful in heating their house on their own. On the other hand, if the process takes much more time than normal, this may be an indication that there is a problem. 

When heating your house, you shouldn't make do with a boiler that takes longer than usual to heat up. This can be an early warning indication of a more significant issue.

In addition, a slow-heating boiler can be a sign of sediment build-up in the system, which can reduce efficiency and increase wear on the components. Over time, this build-up can lead to more serious issues, so it's important to address it as soon as possible. A professional heating engineer can flush the system to remove any sediment and restore optimal performance.

Operating Issues

Have you ever had an issue where it would be exceedingly hot in one section of your house while another portion of your home would be cold? If this is the case, then there is a chance that your boiler is not as effective as it used to be. Take advantage of this opportunity to get your boiler inspected, repaired, or replaced, as it can save you a lot in the long run. 

Uneven heating can also indicate issues with your radiators or the thermostat. A professional inspection can identify the root cause of the problem and ensure that all parts of your heating system are working harmoniously. Fixing these issues can improve your comfort and reduce energy consumption, leading to lower heating bills.

Unusual Noises

Another sign that your boiler might need repairing is the presence of unusual noises. Boilers generally operate quietly, so if you start hearing banging, whistling, or gurgling sounds, it's time to investigate. These noises can indicate various issues, from air in the system and low water pressure to more serious mechanical problems.

Unusual noises can also be a sign of kettling, where limescale builds up on the heat exchanger and causes the water to overheat and boil. This not only reduces efficiency but can also cause significant damage to the boiler. Addressing these noises promptly with the help of a qualified engineer can prevent more serious issues and ensure your boiler continues to run smoothly.

Contact Us for Boiler Repair

If you’ve noticed any of these signs, don’t wait until it’s too late. Regular maintenance and prompt repairs can keep your boiler running efficiently and effectively. 

If you are unsure if your boiler needs repair, the best thing you can do is to speak to a heating engineer. We provide boiler repairs in Burnley, Bolton, Bury, Rossendale, and surrounding areas. Simply call us on 07791 802791 or use our contact form to learn more about our boiler repair services

Additionally, our engineers can provide advice on the best practices for maintaining your boiler and heating system. They can offer tips on how to optimise your heating schedule, improve energy efficiency, and prevent common issues from arising. By staying proactive, you can ensure your boiler remains in excellent condition throughout the year.

Don’t let a faulty boiler disrupt your comfort – call us today!