We use our gas boilers all year round, but as the temperature drops and the heating comes on we often find that’s when a problem can occur, but do you know what the signs are that your boiler needs a service?

If you are a regular reader of our blog then you will know that your gas boiler, along with all of your other gas appliances, should be serviced once a year. These yearly checks will make sure that your appliances are working properly, inspect parts (such as pilot light and burners) and repair any gas leaks. These checks are vital as they not only ensure your boiler is working efficiently, they will work towards protecting you and those who live with you from carbon monoxide poisoning.

It’s important to not just rely on your annual visit to protect you and your home. Be aware of the warning signs of a faulty boiler – if you recognise any of these signs call your local gas engineer as soon as possible.

  1. Smoke or soot stains appear on or near the appliance
  2. A yellow or irregular flame
  3. The pilot light frequently goes out
  4. You have very little hot water or the temperature isn’t as hot as it should be
  5. The boiler is making noises it shouldn’t

It’s better to be safe than sorry; if you recognise any of these signs then contact Maintracts who will be able to give you the best advice possible.