One of the most hardworking things in your home isn’t your washing machine or your fridge – no, it is most likely to be your boiler. As well as keeping you warm in the winter, the boiler also ensures that your home is provided with hot water when you need it.
Because of the fact that boilers are so well used, they don’t last forever, and there comes a time when you have to bite the bullet and contact someone like this boiler installation Gloucester based company www.hprservicesltd.com/gloucester-boilers/boiler-installation-gloucester/ to come and install a new one for you.
Although it is not always predictable that a boiler is going to fail, it is wise to keep a close eye on it and know what to look out for. It is better to spot the warning signs that it is on the way out and get it replaced before this happens, than to suddenly have it break down, as this can be very inconvenient, not to mention expensive.
Here are some of the things to look out for that might give you a clue that your boiler is on its last legs and soon needs to be replaced…
A Smelly Boiler – Although this is not likely to be the deadly carbon monoxide, as that actually doesn’t have an odour, a bad smell coming from the boiler is a warning sign that all is not well in there. It is possible that it could be caused by carbon monoxide as a by-product however, so ensure that you have a carbon monoxide alarm and are aware of the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. This is certainly a time to get the boiler replaced.
Leaks – If you have seen drips coming from the boiler, or even wet patches forming under it then it is most likely leaking. This is usually a sign that parts inside the boiler are failing, and as well as causing damage to your home and the boiler not working properly, this will also cause the boiler to be less efficient costing you more money.
Noises – If you have heard rattling, clunking or whistling coming from the boiler, this is a certain sign that there is a problem somewhere. It could be anything from problems with a pump to valves inside being damaged or broken.