Even if you’ve lived in your home for a long time, you might not have experienced a boiler breakdown. So if your boiler suddenly packs up, you might not be 100% sure what to do.
It’s important to get your boiler back up and running as soon as you can – especially in winter. So to give you a hand, we’ve put together 3 steps on what to do if you have a boiler breakdown.
1. Diagnose the problem
If your boiler is underperforming, acting oddly or simply not working at all, the first thing you need to do is find out why. Once you know what the problem is, you can work out what you need to do to solve it.
Any work on a gas boiler needs doing by a Gas Safe registered engineer – even if it’s just diagnostic. Investigating a boiler breakdown yourself can be dangerous. Plus, it could mean that your heating system no longer complies with building regulations.
When you get a boiler engineer in to look at your boiler, they’ll be able to tell you whether the problem is reparable or you need a whole new boiler.
2. Find out your options
Once you know what’s caused your boiler breakdown, you’ll need to decide on the best way to get your heating up and running again. Your boiler engineer will advise you on whether to get your boiler repaired or replaced. But it’s not a bad idea to find out all your different options and how much they’ll cost.
To find out how much installing a new boiler will cost, get a new boiler survey. During a survey, a boiler expert will take a look at your current installation and your home. They’ll then recommend the best type of new boiler for you – as well as telling you about a few alternative options. You can also ask them to give you a quote for repairing your current boiler instead.
Whether you get a new boiler survey, a quote for repair, or both, make sure you get advice and prices from several different boiler engineers. This will help you get reliable information and quotes. To get in touch with local boiler professionals, complete our online form below.
3. Get the work done
Once you’ve decided how to tackle your boiler breakdown, go ahead and book the work in and get it done. Most boiler engineers should be available fairly quickly – especially in winter – as they know how hard it is to get by without hot water and heating.
Make sure you find out everything you need to know from your boiler engineer, so when they leave you’ve got a fully-functioning boiler you know how to use.
Following these 3 easy steps should help you tackle your boiler breakdown and make your home warm and cosy again.