Your hot water system needs to maintain a certain pressure level to ensure it delivers its contents efficiently to where they need to be. If pressure decreases or increases beyond the ideal level, this can mean no hot water in your home.

You will be able to identify if boiler pressure is the culprit of your hot water malady by checking your boiler’s gauges. These are usually set at 1-bar. If the needles have dropped or increased, this indicates a problem with your boiler or heating system.

Resetting the pressure may fix the problem. Let your London boiler replacement professionals teach you how to do this by reading the instructions below.

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To fix a low pressure boiler

First, turn the boiler off and let it cool. Next, check the filling loop hose and make sure each end is attached with valves. Open these valves to let the cold mains water enter the system. When the pressure gauge reaches 1-bar, turn the valves off.

To fix a high pressure boiler

All boiler systems have a pressure release valve that prevents pressure from building up inside the system. However, if the pressure gauge shows consistently high readings, you need to do one of two things: ensure that the valves on the filling loop are closed, or bleed your radiators. You may choose to do both if either one doesn’t solve your boiler’s pressure problem initially.

These steps are easy to do on your own, so don’t be afraid to execute them before you decide that professional help is needed. In case these quick fix steps fail to work, then that will be the time to call a qualified gas engineer.

Where to find a qualified gas engineer in London

When you want to have your boiler inspected, maintained, or repaired, you’re going to need the services of a fully qualified and insured gas engineer, such as those from JS Gas & Property Services. These boiler replacement and maintenance experts serve Hornchurch, Upminster, Romford and the rest of the London and Essex area, for your utmost convenience. Don’t hesitate to contact them for any boiler issues that you feel is beyond your capacity to handle.


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About the Author:

Jessie Sabado is a fully qualified and insured Gas Safe registered specialist, with extensive experience in domestic gas and central heating. He is also a trained and certified approved installer for several top quality and reliable brands.