Critical Signs That Your Combi-Boiler May Need To Be Repaired or Replaced
Replacing or indeed repairing a Combi-Boiler is something that most people try not to think about, but unfortunately, this scenario is inevitable. Combi-Boilers are relatively complex pieces of equipment, which are used daily, so they will eventually succumb to wear and tear and either need to be repaired or replaced.
At Moreheat, Plumbing, Heating & Electrical we are passionate about saving our customers money, and the point of this article is to help our readers identify when there may be some sort of problem on the horizon.
Depending on the specific issue, it may be that some general maintenance and repair work can improve the longevity of your Combi-Boiler.
Let’s look at some of the most common signs that there is a problem that will require professional attention.
Tapping or Knocking Sounds From The Combi-Boiler
Any type of tapping or knocking sound emanating from your Combi-Boiler is not a good sign. The most likely cause of these unwelcome noises will be a build-up of sediment in the heater. This sediment could cause small tears or holes to develop in the pipework, which could ultimately sound the death toll on the lifespan of your Combi-Boiler.
The good news is that provided no significant damage has been caused, the team at Moreheat, Plumbing, Heating & Electrical can drain your system, which should help extricate the sediment from your Combi-Boiler. The average cost for this task is approximately £100, which is considerably less than the cost of replacing a Combi-Boiler.
Water Temperature Fluctuations
There is nothing as frustrating when you are enjoying a nice hot shower as when the water temperature suddenly drops. This could be caused by a number of different reasons, including someone else turning on an appliance that is drawing hot water, which in essence means that demand is exceeding supply.
However, another reason that your water temperature may be fluctuating wildly is a faulty thermostat or heating element. The engineers from Moreheat, Plumbing, Heating & Electrical can come and test your thermostat to ensure that it is working correctly. Thermostats which develop problems are a lot more common than people realise, but are also a relatively easy problem to resolve.
A Leaking Combi-Boiler
One of the most obvious and potentially more serious problems is a leaking Combi-Boiler. This is a problem that needs immediate attention. If you are lucky, then it might simply be a case of tightening the connectors, pipes or screws within the system, but if there appears to be a significant volume of water gathering underneath the Combi-Boiler, then the problem is likely more serious. If you discover this problem, then contact a professional heating engineer as a matter of urgency.
Cloudy or Foul- Smelling Water
In modern-day Britain, we have become accustomed to clean, refreshing water at the turn of a tap. If your water smells badly or is not crystal clear, then the most likely problem is a faulty anode rod. The cause of the cloudiness or smell is most likely to be rust or bacteria being eliminated by the built-in anode rod. However, before panicking too much, test the hypothesis by filling two glasses with water. Fill one glass from the hot water tap and one glass from the cold water tap. If the water in both glasses is cloudy, then the problem is likely to be with the water supply rather than your Combi-Boiler.
Whether you need a Combi-Boiler repair or a complete replacement, Moreheat, Plumbing, Heating & Electrical is the local company you can rely upon. We have an excellent reputation locally, thanks to our high standard of work and excellent customer service.
If you need help or advice with your Combi-Boiler, call us today on 01803 605 509