At TNC Heating, we take boiler servicing seriously! We would much prefer that our customers knew the signs there may be an issue with their boiler long before they experience any issues with their boilers.
During the summer months, we all become much more complacent about our boilers. This tends to be because we feel like we don’t need them to stay warm. However, we know from a large number of call-outs we receive during these months from people who’ve had a nasty surprise as they’ve been dowsed with cold water in the shower.
You don’t want to be caught out when you turn the thermostat on in the winter and no heat comes. That’s why we’ve created this helpful list of signs to look out for to check whether your boiler needs servicing before the winter months come. Ensuring you peace of mind and hot water for those much-needed showers all year long.
Lack of previous boiler servicing
This is often the question that catches everyone out, but can you remember the last time you had your boiler serviced? If you can’t, it’s more than likely you need to book your boiler in for its annual service.
The last thing you want is to wake up on a cold frosty morning looking forward to the heating coming on along with a hot shower and be met by nothing but the cold.
Your boiler should be serviced once a year to help prevent the prospect of this happening to you.
You’ve got a leak
As soon as you notice a leak, you need to call the professionals! (That’s us)
Leaks aren’t just as simple as a bit of water, they can be a huge indicator that a serious issue is on its way with your boiler. If a leak is left undetected or simply ignored in the hopes that it’ll resolve itself, it can lead to serious property damage, mould growth and the end of your boiler’s life.
Slow to heat up
When it comes to your boiler, slow and steady does not win the race. A lot of homeowners are reluctant to call boiler engineers when they can still eventually get their home to heat up. However, if your system is taking a long time to do its only job, this is often an indicator that your boiler may be on its way out.
Don’t settle for a slow boiler or feel afraid to call for help simply because your boiler is still somewhat functioning. It’s best to call a gas safe registered engineer to come and take a look to ensure your boiler is safe.
You’re hearing things!
The things that go bump in the night can more often than not be put down to a poorly functioning central heating system.
More commonly, you may have begun hearing a hissing sound escaping from your boiler. This is often an indication that a deposit has formed.
Not all types of boiler issues will require a serious repair or replacement. Professional boiler servicing will clean your boiler out and provide the regular maintenance needed.
However, if you let the deposits continue to accumulate, then the repairs may be more expensive later on. You may even have to deal with a total breakdown. You could easily save money in the long run by ensuring that your boiler receives a regular service to prevent this issue.
If you ever smell gas, you need to turn your boiler off immediately!
Gas safety is incredibly important. You must ensure that you identify where the gas leak is coming from and turn off all other gas appliances you may have in your home.
You should also ensure that you take the steps to prevent sparks from any lighters or switches during this time. Remain calm and wait for the professionals to arrive to provide you with the help you need.
Getting to know the signs of when you need boiler servicing
Now that you know some of the signs you need boiler servicing, you can take action if a problem occurs.
Don’t ignore the issues related to boiler problems, as they can become worse as time passes. If you need additional help with your boiler, whether it’s a gas boiler or a regular boiler, feel free to reach out to us at TNC Heating. We are always here to help or answer any questions you may have. We specialise in boiler checks, fault finding and annual boiler services.