No matter how much effort and money you put into your boiler, it will break down eventually. It may be due to age or the accumulation of the things that are inside it due to how long it has been used. If you don’t know what to do in the event that your boiler breaks down and stops working, call a boiler repair Bristol service and remember the things below.
1. Don’t attempt to repair or replace it yourself
There’s a reason why only experts are trusted to do boiler installation Bristol. They have the necessary equipment required to ensure the safe replacement or to conduct a repair that will actually solve the issues for the long term.
2. Renting? Call your landlord
3. Check the warranty
If your boiler is still under warranty, then make a phone call to the manufacturer of the boiler immediately. Don’t ask anyone else to inspect or attempt a repair on the boiler as it may render your warranty void.
4. Get your home inspected
The last thing that you should do is to live in a house that’s deemed unsafe due to a faulty boiler. Ask an expert whether it’s safe for you to stay under the same roof as the broken boiler.
5. Know whether it’s warm enough
If your home is deemed safe to stay in, you should still do your own observation. At night, temperatures may rise and it might not be healthy for you to prolong your exposure to lower temperatures.
6. Find out how long the repair will take
7. If the boiler needs to be replaced, know the compatibility
If you own the house, it’s important that you know whether the replacement is the same model or is at least compatible with what’s been left for the one that broke down.
8. Get regular inspections
After the boiler has been replaced or repaired, it’s still important for you to get it regularly inspected. This can help prevent new issues to arise which could lead to further damage to the boiler and your property.
9. Consider temporary solutions
If it’s not possible for the boiler to be replaced or repair, you can try smaller heating appliances that are powered by electricity. Their effectiveness will depend on how big your property is and how much space needs to be covered.
10. Get in touch with an engineer
You should always have an engineer that you can call to do an overall inspection of your home when everything’s said and done. They will be able to assess what caused your boiler to break down and what adjustments could be made to prevent anything else from breaking.
11. Invest in better boilers
Every year, technological advances are made no matter how small it is. It may be better for you to invest in newer and better boilers instead of settling for a repair.
12. Check whether your insurance covers the repair or replacement
13. Consider getting a new boiler system
Ace Gas has more than 20 years of experience in boiler installation Bristol and boiler repair Bristol. Got boiler problems? Contact us today and we’ll be more than glad to help.