For many of us, the boiler is something that goes about doing its job and we don’t give it much thought. It has an annual service and as long as the house and the water are warm, we are happy. But what if the boiler isn’t happy and there’s a problem building up? Do you trust your current boiler or is it doing something a little suspicious?
If your boiler is more than 15 years old, there’s a chance that age is catching up with it. The more modern boilers can last a lot longer than this with regular upkeep but older boilers or those without regular servicing can start to show their age. If there are strange noises from the boiler, this could be a sign it is an OAP and an upgrade is on the cards.
Boilers are rated on a scale from A to G with A rated being the most energy efficient. If your boiler is G rated and you switch to a new A rated one, you could easily save hundreds of pounds a year on your gas and electricity bills. So check the rating of the boiler and see if this might be a problem.
One of the signs of a problem that seem innocuous but can be a real concern is when the pilot light is yellow, not blue. This is a sign of carbon monoxide, a very serious gas created in the operation of a boiler that can be fatal in some situations. It can cause headaches, dizziness and nausea, breathing difficulties and even death. So, if you notice any colour on your boiler pilot light apart from blue, call a Gas Safe engineer immediately.
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