What to Do if My Boiler Isn’t Working

There’s nothing worse than getting up in the morning and realising there’s no hot water. A boiler is one of those appliances that you don’t appreciate until they break on you. They’re the beating heart of a comfortable home, so extended periods without one are best avoided. If you know what you’re doing and proceed with caution, there are a few things you can try to get your boiler up and running again. Here is what we recommend to do if your boiler isn’t working.

It’s worth noting that mucking about with a boiler when you’re inexperienced isn’t a good idea. It’s best to trust a professional for jobs like this. This post will outline a few ways to double-check your situation to figure out how serious it is. We’ll also share a great way to access maintenance, replacements and servicing with a free quote.

If you already know your boiler is busted, click here for a completely free, no-obligation quote.

The Painfully Obvious

These suggestions might seem silly, but you’d be amazed how many callouts for boiler repair happen that are completely unnecessary.

Are You Up to Date on Your Bills?

It’s worth checking when your last payment was due and whether you have any outstanding funds. It would be a shame to add the expense of a callout fee when all you needed to do was top up the meter!

Is it Switched on?

We know, this one sounds ridiculous but trust us – it happens. It’s worth double-checking that the unit is actually switched on. This is especially worth doing if you have kids who like to get up to mischief!

The Less Obvious but Simple

These ones are non-issues that can usually be addressed at home without the help of a specialist.

Power Cuts

If your area has recently experienced a power cut, the timer settings may have been disrupted. This can cause your boiler to switch on and off at the wrong times. Your boiler isn’t working because it thinks it doesn’t have to. Check your timer and see if you need to readjust its settings.

Pilot Light

From time to time, the pilot light on a boiler might go out. This is basically the tiny flame that you can see when you look inside the casing of your boiler unit. If you notice that your pilot light isn’t on, try resetting your boiler. If this doesn’t work, it’s time to call a professional in.

Check the Pressure Gauge

If the pressure gauge on your unit is at one bar or less, you’ll need to top up the pressure. If you’re sensible, this is a relatively simple process that you can do yourself.

What to do if Your Boiler is Broken and It Isn’t Working

It’s a frustrating day for anyone when the boiler isn’t working and really has met its end. It’s hardly a glamorous thing to spend your hard-earned money on. Knowing where to look for a good quote on a replacement is a massive headache. Will it come with servicing included? Am I being charged just to get a quote? What kind of boiler do I even need? How much is this all going to cost?

Feel your blood pressure rising? Ours too, sorry. Luckily, there’s help out there.

Use Services that don’t Charge for a Quote

It’s important to understand that it’s not necessary to pay just to get a quote. Avoid companies who want to fleece you.

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  • Has absolutely no hidden fees
  • Comes with no obligation
  • Covers all boiler types

Use Services that Cover Maintenance

Buying the boiler is half the battle, but keeping it working is just as important. Orders through Get Me a Boiler come with two years of servicing and a smart thermostat absolutely free. You’ll also get 10% off the cost of your new boiler and install.

Keeping your boiler maintained and healthy is key to it living a long life. A service will identify any issues with your boiler. The engineer will be able to resolve these issues to ensure that your new boiler doesn’t break down. We recommend getting a service every year for your boiler, to ensure it doesn’t break down when you need it most.

To Conclude: What to Do if My Boiler Isn’t Working

Once you have gone through this guide and your boiler is still not working. It is time to think about getting a replacement.

There are many different boiler types and brands to choose from. We recommend you take a look at our article: What is the Right Boiler for You? This will help you decide on the type and brand of boiler you are wanting to have replace your current boiler. And our engineer will be able to advise and guide you on the best boiler for you if you still haven’t decided.

Having a new boiler installation is an expensive and stressful process. However, with Get Me a Boiler we take the stress out of your new boiler installation. And offer great rates on all of our boilers.