Breakdown Checklist

1. Boiler Power Supply
First check the power supply to your central heating is on. Sounds silly?  This happens a lot and because customers panic about their heating problems it gets missed. Maybe it’s a fuse or the main circuit breaker board has tripped and just needs resetting.

2. Reset Button
Most boilers have safety devices built in, so if these are tripped a simple reset may get your whole system working. The reset button is normally on the front of the boiler. Sometimes it’s a dial that needs resetting to zero and turned back on.

Can’t find your reset button? Check your boiler manufactures instructions – it will be in there.

3. Heating Controls
The problem with central heating programmers, timers or room thermostats is that customers often find these very complicated, so check your instructions and make sure that they’re all set for operation. Some controls send signals remotely and can stop working, so check these too.

All it takes is one wrong button pressed and no heat or hot water, so a quick battery check can solve this.

4. Gas supply
Gas supply can cause lots of central heating or boiler breakdowns, especially if you have a payment meter with a card. If you run out of credit, the gas will be switched off. So top-up the credit and re-insert the card. Also, press the gas meter reset button in order to re-establish gas supply to your boiler.

5. Pressure
System pressure in boilers can run low, causing the boiler to stop working and is especially common with combi gas boilers. There is a pressure gauge or dial with 1-4 bars showing. Your system pressure should be at 1 bar when the system is cold.

If it’s lower than 1 bar, sealed systems may not function due to boiler safety devices.

The ‘filling’ loop lets you fill the system (called ‘charging’) with more water. If your system pressure is low and you are not confident in correcting this issue, let us know and we’ll get gas safe engineers to attend your property.

If you’ve carried out all these checks and your central heating still isn’t working please call and we will arrange for an engineer to attend.

Call us on 02392 252171

 

Useful links

As well as putting together a helpful checklist, we have also pulled together a number useful links to videos which can help you keep your systems going, from a simple how to bleed your radiators through to more detailed videos on your heating controllers and ways to optimise and the benefits of protecting your system with filters.

How To Bleed A Radiator – New or Existing Boiler System
https://youtu.be/I_dVVjobl6M

Siemens Controller RDJ10RF/SET Fully Explained – New Boiler Control
https://youtu.be/_AQ5nprpqAU

Re- pressurising A New System Or Combi Boiler
https://youtu.be/ObL_s3TshxU

Drayton MiSeries Controls – A Full Guide Of The Main Functions To Fully Explain EasiText
https://youtu.be/zchMxrXmKf8

Drayton MiSeries Controllers – Setting Time And Date – Fully Explained
https://youtu.be/nkzrqRmknxY

MiGenie Wish 2 – Internet Enabled Smart Phone New Boiler Controls
https://youtu.be/NpHB9yVxfkw

What’s The Difference Between A Chemical And Power Flush – New Boiler Preparation
https://youtu.be/WbarqAOHI8g

Scale Reducer Benefits To A New Boiler And Whole House Solution
https://youtu.be/AQii2XU355k

Advantages Of A Magnetic Filter With A New Boiler Installation
https://youtu.be/_WE79pMPumg

Thermostatic Radiator Valves – Should I Have Them With My New Boiler?
https://youtu.be/YjjapmuXttY

Aura Gas Service Plans For New And Old Boiler Systems
https://youtu.be/YSBToWAcSNg

If you wish to view more of our YouTube videos our channel can be found here.

Alternatively, if you have any questions or require further information, please contact our team on 02392 252171 quoting your membership number.

Phone:

02392 252171

Aura House, New Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1DE

E-mail:

hello@auragas.co.uk