Boiler Keeps Cutting out When Central Heating is on

If your boiler keeping cutting out, it means your home will not be warmed properly. It might not sound like a big deal during the warmer months. However, it is a good idea to have the boiler looked at before winter kicks in.

There are a variety of reasons why the boiler keeps switching off when the central heating is on. In most cases, you will need the help of our technicians to identify the problem and help you solve it.

Low pressure

The most common reason for the boiler switching itself off is low water pressure. Even a small leak can cause the water pressure inside your central heating to fall. If the boiler has a built-in pressure gauge, you can easily check. Ideally, the water pressure should be around 1 bar.

If you still have your manual, you can check it for instructions on how to re-pressurize. However, if you have not done this before, our Gas Safe certified technicians can do it for you.

Faulty thermostat

If you have an old thermostat that is constantly failing, it could be causing the boiler to switch off. The thermostat plays an important role in the functioning of the boiler. It helps the boiler know when to fire and when to stop heating the water.

If the thermostat is faulty, it will cause the boiler to switch off prematurely. In this case, the fix is simple. All you have to do is change the thermostat and everything should work properly.

The condensate pipes are frozen

If it is during winter, there is a chance that the sudden shut down could be a result of frozen condensate pipes. If the pipe is the problem, other than the frequent shutdown, the boiler might also have some gurgling noises.

Again, the fix, in this case, is quite simple. You will need to thaw the pipes. To prevent the problem from recurring, you will also need to have them insulated. Our team can help you with all these problems.

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Fuel Feed problems

Your boiler needs a sufficient supply of fuel to work properly. If there is a problem with how much fuel gets to the boiler, then it is likely to keep shutting when down. This is because the boiler is not able to meet the demands of heating the water. In some cases, the boiler might not turn off but, that means you will not get enough hot water.

You should consider increasing the amount of fuel by increasing the size of the fuel feed pipes. You can also have the current ones serviced in case they have any problems.

Keeping your boiler functioning properly is essential. If you notice any problems, it is best to seek out help as soon as possible. We can help you identify the source of the problems and the perfect solution. With our experience and expertise, we can help your boiler last longer and remain more efficient in keeping your home warm and providing you with hot water.

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