Have you ever wondered how the radiators in your home get hot, or how cold water is turned into hot water for all of your cooking and washing needs? Well, in each home will be a boiler, which is a device that generates steam for power. Designed with a tubing system, boilers transmit heat from an external combustion source to the fluid contained within the pipes. This fluid is then heated and circulated to produce electricity, power appliances and heat the home. The following problems with boilers in Aberdeenshire should not be ignored because aside from the fact that repairs can be costly, a faulty gas central heating system could pose a safety risk.
The Flame Isn’t Blue
The first sign that something is wrong with boilers in Aberdeenshire is if the flame doesn’t glow blue. Why should it be blue, you ask? Well, the blue colour indicates that the system is working properly, safely and in an efficient way. Contact a Gas Safe registered engineer for repairs if the flame is yellow, orange or any other colour. You can usually see the flame through a small window on the boiler, so long as it is a gas-operated system.
Lack of Heat or Hot Water
You won’t be able to ignore a faulty boiler if it isn’t giving you the right amount of heat or hot water in the home. All boilers in Aberdeenshire are designed to power the heating and hot water. If a lack of heat or hot water is accompanied by unusual noises, such as ticking, banging, clunking or knocking, some components may need repairing, it could be using more gas than it should, or it might need replacing altogether.
Pressure is Fluctuating
Do you have to top up the pressure on your boiler on a regular basis? A drop or rise in pressure is a sign that the programme configurations could be wrong, or that parts are corroding and need replacing. It’s important that you inspect the gauge frequently, because if the bars of atmospheric pressure don’t read between 1-2, you will need to contact a professional who can visit your property and refill it. Repeated drops in pressure might mean that the filling loop is broken.