Why does my water pressure keep dropping?
A boiler that keeps loosing pressure is therefore always a cause for concern. There are two main problems that typically cause a loss of pressure. Water escaping in the system or a failure of a boiler component like that the expansion vessel.
What do I do if my boiler pressure keeps dropping?
Modern boilers require constant water pressure in order to function properly. It is important to investigate and identify the cause as soon as possible, to protect the boiler itself and also your home from any risk of damage.
Top tip: Check all radiators and see if any wet patches are on show also check ceiling’s for damp patches.
How often should I service my boiler?
All boiler manufactures require your boiler to be serviced annually to obtain their warranty. If your boiler isn’t in warranty it’s strongly recommended to service the boiler to make sure it’s running safely and prevent repair costs.
Why are my radiators cold?
If the radiator is cold at the top there is a good chance the radiator will need bleeding, If it’s cold at the bottom or has cold spots there is a good chance the radiator is full of sludge.
How do I remove sludge from my heating system?
There are usually two methods to do this. The first one is to add a cleaning chemical into the heating system let it circulate and then flush it all out. The second method is to Powerflush the system this is a more thorough option and usually has far greater success. This involves a power flushing machine and can take up to a day depending on system size.
What is a magnetic filter?
A magnetic filter is usually fitted on the return pipe in a central heating system. The filter catches any debris from your system and stops it getting into the new boiler.
What is a standard boiler?
Standard boilers can also be known as regular, or conventional boilers. They work in conjunction with a hot water cylinder and cold water storage tanks.
What is a combi boiler?
A combi boiler is both a high efficiency water heater and a central heating boiler in 1 single compact unit. Combi boilers heat water directly from the mains when you turn on a tap, meaning you don’t require a hot water cylinder a cold water tank in the loft.