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Tell-tale Signs Your Boiler Needs Repairing Or Replacing

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For your boiler to serve you better and last a long time, it requires regular inspection and maintenance. If a little problem is ignored or isn’t addressed immediately, it can grow into a larger issue that can be very difficult to handle or expensive to fix. With this in mind, we at AMT Heating have outlined a few warning signs that indicate whether your boiler needs repair or replacement.

1. Faulty power supply

If your boiler isn’t working after you’ve switched on the power, then one likely cause is a faulty power supply. As with all boiler repairs, this is something that shouldn’t be tackled by yourself – call us immediately and we’ll be at your property as soon as possible to address the issue. It could be a simple repair job, or the power supply may need replacing entirely.

2. Problems with the pilot light

If the pilot light has gone out then you’ll be left in the cold, with your boiler unable to fire up and start heating water or central heating. The first step is to follow the manufacturer’s instructions which you’ll find printed on the boiler door, in the boiler instruction booklet, or near the pilot light. If it fails to light after following these steps, feel free to call us so that we can check and fix the problem for you – it may be a blockage, or issues with the ignition, so it’s important to leave it to the professionals

3. Is gas supply an issue?

To check if your gas supply is on, try to find out whether the other gas appliances in your house are working as usual. If the gas stop clock is on but there isn’t any gas going into the boiler, you definitely have a gas supply issue and need to contact boiler experts for the problem to be solved. If you have an oil boiler, you need to check if there is enough oil in the tank by reading the gauge. If there isn’t, you simply need to fill it up.

4. Your house doesn’t feel warm

If your radiators aren’t heating up as much as they should be, or your boiler keeps turning off this could indicate that you may be wasting energy without feeling the full benefits of heating your home. This might be a good time to replace your boiler.

5. You can hear strange noises

If you can hear strange noises, this could mean that either your pump isn’t running correctly, a blocked heater exchanger is causing your boiler to make banging noises, or the bearing of your fan is running out.

Boiler Efficiency Rating

Check your boiler’s rating by selecting its make and model below, you can assess how efficient your boiler is and whether you’d be better off replacing it with a different one.

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Worcester Bosch 50/70.000

Non-Condensing

Oil

85.5%

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Vaillant Combicompact vcw242eh

Non-Condensing

Gas

70%

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Baxi Solo 15 HE

Condensing

Gas

91.3%

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Alpha 240E Alpha Combimax 350

Non-Condensing

Gas

78.7%

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Glow-worm Betacom 24

Condensing

Gas

86.7%

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Vokera Unica I32

Condensing

Gas

90.4%

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Ideal excel HE C24

Condensing

Gas

86.4%

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Whether your boiler just needs some simple repair or maintenance work, or it’s damaged beyond repair and needs replacing with a new boiler, contact us here at AMT Heating. After you purchase a boiler from us, we deliver it to your home and install it as fast as possible. Our state of the art boilers are not only strong and durable, but are also affordable too!