Four Signs your Boiler needs a Service

Published: Tue, 7 Apr 2020

Four Signs your Boiler needs a Service

Your boiler is the beating heart of your home. Whether it’s keeping your showers hot or toasting up a room on a cosy evening, our boiler units are real workhorses. However, it’s for this reason that when issues start to arise, you’re going to start to notice. 
Old and faulty boilers can be a real pain at the best of times and genuinely dangerous at worst, which is why it’s important to invest in maintenance checks and services at least once a year. However, if you’re unsure what constitutes an issue with your boiler what should you be on the lookout for?
Radiators not heating properly
Are you noticing that your radiators are taking an inordinate amount of time to fully heat up? Or maybe they’re not reaching the required temperature at all? This is a prime example that your boiler is running into problems.
One of the main causes of this issue is excess sludge bunging up your system. These blockages derive from dirty water running through your system, creating cold spots in your radiators and causing long-term problems for your boiler. 
Your energy bills are increasing
No one wants to pay through the nose for their energy bills, yet if you’re finding that you’re forking out more and more each month without increasing your usage, you could have a boiler issue staring you right in the face. 
By having a boiler service, an accredited engineer can figure out what is causing your unit to run inefficiently and advise you on steps to take, all of which could help you save money in the long run. 
Pilot light issues
Your pilot light is a simple, yet essential component in your boiler system, providing the flame that ignites the gas coming out of the main burner. Because of this, if your pilot light isn’t working as it should, you could be in need of a service. 
Your pilot light can also be a signifier of more serious problems such as a carbon monoxide leak. With this in mind, it’s essential to have a Gas Safe engineer carry out a check as soon as possible. 
Strange sounds
While it’s relatively normal for a boiler to make some kind of noise as it fires up, persistent sounds could be the sign of an issue. Some of the more common issues that cause strange noises include faults with your boiler’s pump or fan, however, it could be the sign of something more problematic. Whatever the case, a quality service will identify the problem. 
Invest in a quality boiler service from Southern Fuels
A boiler service is essential for a comfortable and energy efficient household, so make sure you’re investing in the best at Southern Fuels. Our team of reliable boiler technicians is on hand to offer the very best in unit servicing, ensuring your boiler is running at optimum efficiency. 
For more information on our range of heating, fuel and boiler solutions, get in touch with our team on 01404 831 775.


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