How Do I Know if My Boiler is in Need of Repair

Even if you own a modern, A-rated boiler, there’s a chance that this model could incur faults from time to time. 


However, it can be hard to know whether your central heating is in need of repair or not in some instances, which is why we rely so heavily on accredited and qualified heating engineers.


Fortunately, there are some tell-tale says which may indicate that you’re in need of a central heating repair. These include:


Low Boiler Pressure


You should always keep an eye on your boiler’s pressure gauge, which should typically sit between 1.0 and 1.5 bar when it’s work at its optimal level of efficiency.


If you notice that your boiler’s pressure is regularly plunging before 1.0 bar, this means that your central heating system is not functioning properly. This may be caused by a variety of reasons, from a simple water leak in the system to a malfunctioning pressure release valve.


You may also notice the pressure drop after bleeding your radiators, and your first step should always be to look for a visible leak in the system.


If you do find a link, you should call out your local heating engineer to investigate further and complete a repair.


Cold Patches on Radiators


It’s not uncommon for cold patches to develop on your radiators, especially if you’ve just switched on your heating system for the first time after the summer.


This is often caused by the gradual accumulation of sludge or trapped air inside the heating system, which causes an equal distribution of heat throughout the home.


Your response should depend on where the cold patches are located. If it’s top of the radiator that’s cold, this is probably the result of trapped air and your best course of action is to bleed the system.


However, cold patches at the bottom of the radiator are often caused by the build-up of dirt and debris, and this requires an accredited engineer to attend and carry out a powerflush.


Strange Noises Coming from your Boiler


Boilers often make noises, and whilst some of these are harmless others should be treated with far greater care and consideration.


For example, banging, whistling and gurgling noises may be indicative of several potential issues, from trapped air and low water pressure to a faulty pump or the serious accumulation of limescale over time.


In instances such as this, your boiler will usually require some form of repair, and it’s best to call out an accredited engineer to take care of this on your behalf.


Why You Can Rely on Pipeline Plumbing Services


If your central heating system is experiencing issues and you reside in Storrington or the surrounding areas, you can always call on Pipeline Plumbing Service to oversee your repairs.


After all, our heating engineers have combined experience of more than 38 years in the industry, whilst they’re also Gas Safe-registered and well-trained in the very latest technologies and techniques.


To find out more, why not give us a call today on either 01903 740538 or 07871 725133. Conversely, you can shoot us an email to and we’ll reply as quickly as we can.