Boiler Installation Kent
Boiler Help and Advice
Boiler Installation Kent
Have you noticed that disaster always strikes at the most inopportune time? In the middle of winter when your elderly aunty has travelled all the way from Australia to visit you. Australia of all places, where it never gets cold! Your poor old aunt is going to die of flu before she has time to get back home.
It happens to us all. Things do eventually break down including the boiler. In fact this is more common than you would think. There are a number of reasons for your boiler to breakdown. First, we will look at the simple things that you could fix yourself before having to call out an engineer.
Remember to Turn it On
Have you remembered to turn the heating on? It could be that you have left the switch off. We know that sounds silly, but it does happen. As with most electrical troubleshooting instructions, they always remind you to check that the plug is switched on first.
Check the Controls
These can be tiresomely complicated for the novice. It would be beneficial to have a sit down with a coffee and read the instructions. It’s not so hard as it looks. Once you have had a good read you will be able to make sure that all the dials are set properly and that they’re not going to just turn off at any time because they are left on default.
Check Your Batteries
There could be batteries in your central heating controls. If these are flat the controls won’t work and this will cause a malfunction.
Check the Thermostat
The boiler will automatically switch off if the thermostat is lower than the temperature in the room. Try turning it up.
Check the Condensate Pipe
This is the pipe that takes condensation from your boiler to the outside. In the winter months this can freeze over and cause a blockage. If this has happened to your pipe there is usually a little warning light that will switch on the boiler display.
Pay the Gas Bill
Okay, we know this sounds cheeky and somewhat harsh, but if you pay your gas bill with a meter key it can be easy to forget to fill it up. Obviously once the credit runs out, so will the gas supply.
Is the Gas Supply Flowing?
If you have done all of the above and your gas still isn’t working, then you need to give Boiler Installation Kent a call. They will then be able to send a gas safe engineer out to see what the problem is.
Although Boiler Installation Kent strives to provide correct and accurate information throughout all their websites, it is only a general guide to help our customers. This is not professional advice and we accept no responsibilities for any DIY work carried out by unqualified engineers.
Some gas and electrical procedures are required by law to be carried out by a qualified engineer.
We accept no liability for the damage to any persons or properties, and recommend that no minor under the age 18 or inexperienced person attempt the advice set out here.
If you have any doubt at all please contact a professional company.
Boiler Installation Kent covers the whole area of Kent.