Boiler’s working but radiators stay cold

Boiler’s working but radiators stay cold

If you’re experiencing cold radiators even though your boiler is working normally, it’s likely that there’s a problem with your boiler pump or central heating controls. The pump is faulty If you suspect that the boiler pump is faulty you’ll need to contact your local...
Gas connections and gas meters

Gas connections and gas meters

Licenced by Ofgem, gas suppliers provide gas for British homes, while the National Grid connects power stations and major substations, ensuring the electricity generated reaches UK homes. Gas connections If you need a new gas supply or would like to have your existing...
Boiler not working

Boiler not working

While complete boiler failure can appear serious, there are many possible causes, ranging from a crack in one of the boiler’s cast iron (or aluminium) sections, to a broken seal on the boiler pump. To determine what’s causing your boiler to shutdown ask yourself...
Radiators stay cold

Radiators stay cold

While cold radiators could be a result of a more serious problem with your central heating system or boiler, there are a number of smaller faults that should be ruled out first. The thermostat’s set too low Check that the thermostats in your rooms and on the boiler...
Noisy boiler and pipes

Noisy boiler and pipes

If you hear your boiler or heating pipes making noises such as whistling, gurgling or banging, you should find out the cause as soon as possible. A sign of something called kettling, where limescale collects in the heat exchanger, strange noises can also occur due to...
Boiler is leaking

Boiler is leaking

Possibly an indication of a serious fault, if you don’t fix a leaking boiler quickly the internal parts of your boiler could corrode, making it harder to repair in the future. What is causing the leak? Due to a variety of causes, a leaking boiler could be symptomatic...
No heating

No heating

If you’re experiencing a loss of heating, follow the steps below to try and kick-start your system. If you’re not confident with DIY, contact your local heating engineer for further assistance. 1. Check the power Ensure that the power supply’s on and that the fuse is...
Radiators are leaking

Radiators are leaking

If you notice that your radiators are leaking, it’s important to find the source of the leak and fix it before the problem escalates. What is causing the leak? Often a sign of internal corrosion, a pinhole leak can occur when debris isn’t removed upon installation....
Damaged radiator valve

Damaged radiator valve

Used to control and isolate the water flow within a radiator, if you’re experiencing difficulties getting one radiator to heat up fully this could be due to a faulty radiator valve. Relatively simple to replace without needing the help of a heating engineer, follow...
Radiators aren’t warm enough

Radiators aren’t warm enough

While your boiler and radiators might be in good working order, from time to time you may find that your heaters aren’t getting fully hot. In order to maximise their output follow the steps below: Check that the radiator valve is open Ensure that the radiator...
No hot water

No hot water

If you’re suffering from a loss of hot water you can follow the steps below to try and fix the problem. However, if you’re not confident with DIY, contact your local heating engineer for further assistance. 1. Check the power Ensure that the power supply’s on and that...
Boiler controls aren’t working

Boiler controls aren’t working

Powered by a series of control mechanisms, which are programmed to distribute heat and hot water at peak times, you should be able to adjust the settings on your boiler as required. If your controls stop working unexpectedly, check the components listed below to...
Cold patches on radiators

Cold patches on radiators

There are a few factors that can cause the radiators in your home to become cold in certain areas. Follow the tips below to diagnose and fix the problem: The top of the radiator is cold Usually attributed to trapped air within the system, to release it you’ll need to...
Bleeding a radiator

Bleeding a radiator

An easy and cheap fix for combatting cold and patchy radiators, bleeding a radiator is something anyone can do in their own home without the need for a heating or plumbing engineer. Why do I need to bleed my radiators? Radiators become less effective the more gas...