A.R. Nunn Colchester Plumber and Gas Heating Engineer


Plumbing and Heating repairs Colchester

If you are experiencing problems with your central heating system or you suspect you need a boiler repair I am here to help. I can offer fixed priced repairs to your gas appliance or central heating system which include both minor repairs as well as supply and fitting of replacement parts, where needed.

Below are some helpful tips if you are experiencing problems:

 

Is the electricity supply on? (Check the boiler supply switch is on).
Check the fuse on the boiler supply switch: replace fuse if necessary (3amp)

 

Is the programmer or timer switched on? If in doubt, switch to "override" or "constant"

 

Is there gas to the boiler?
Try another gas supply in the house (e.g. cooker)
Check that the gas supply valve is turned on at the gas meter.

 

Combination Boilers: Is the water pressure adequate?
Check the pressure gauge on the front panel or underneath the front panel shows 1.0-1.5 bar.
If not, turn off the boiler - locate the filling loop tap and top-up to required pressure. (chrome flexible hose under the boiler).

 

If the boiler has a pilot light, is it lit?
No - Refer to manual for lighting procedure. Re-light pilot and observe. (Instructions may be printed on the reverse of the boiler front panel).

 

The pilot light lit but there's no heating or hot water?
Yes - You will require a visit.

 

If the boiler has electronic ignition (i.e. no pilot), is a spark present? (use eye-view to check inside boiler).

 

Is the boiler particularly noisy?
Yes - if you have a combination or system boiler, check pressure gauge, (as described above). If you have a regular boiler, check the header tank (small one) in the loft has water in it.

 

Are radiators hot at the bottom but cold at the top?
Yes: This means that they need 'bleeding'.

 

Heating or hot water working intermittently?
Monitoring the fault by writing down times of day, day of the week and whether heating or hot water being used at the time often highlights the problem. After all, it is very difficult to repair a heating system that is working.

 

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