Summer boiler fix

August 6th 2019
By: Melanie Hollidge
Summer boiler fix

If you have moved this summer to Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford and have an issue with your boiler it is not the end of the world. Problems with boilers are extremely common. The good news about boiler problems is that they can often be easily fixed. But in the hustle and bustle of moving it can be all too easy to leave it until the cold weather returns to sort it out. 
Sometimes if a boiler problem seems to appear when you move house it could be because you do not know enough about your new boiler or heating system. If there is no hot water it is always good to start at the beginning and check the settings. If there’s been a power cut recently or was over your moving period the timed settings could have been reset, which means you will need to reprogram it back to their original times following the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure you have access to any instruction manuals that go with the house. 
Not that you need the heating on in the summer but when you move it can be good to check if it all works and the radiators get hot when you turn the heating on. If not, it could be because air pockets have entered the system and the radiators will need bleeding to let this air out. This can easily be done with a radiator key. 
To bleed radiators you simply insert the key into a valve at the top and side of the system and turning it until you hear a hissing sound which is the air escaping from the system. When the hissing ceases and water starts to leak out, it means that the air has gone. After doing this, the pressure in the boiler may have dropped, and it will need topping back up. 
If when you move into your new Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford home the boiler pressure is too high, it could be an issue with one of the internal components. In such cases, it is worth getting a Gas Safe engineer to take a look and sort your system out in the summer months.