Boiler Replacement Bristol – Signs That You Your Boiler Needs Replacing
We all know how important boilers are in making a home comfortable and providing hot water for basic sanitation. What we do tend to sometimes overlook is the fact that like every appliance, boilers will run into problems now and again especially as times goes on. Unfortunately, the average individual is not always able to spot the signs of ill boiler health. Not picking up on certain signs can result in a boiler’s health degrading to the point where it breaks completely and causes a huge sudden inconvenience. As providers of a high-quality Boiler Replacement Bristol, we have replaced many boiler units which have fallen into ill-health due to improper attention.
All boilers will age eventually and at some point you will need boiler replacement Bristol. In the meantime however, it is important to look out for the signs of boiler ill health:
A Yellow Flame
All boilers should burn with a solid blue flame and never an orange/yellow flame as this indicates that the gas is burning with too much air and not completely combusting. There can be many reasons why your boiler flame burns yellow but the important thing to realise is that this is an indication that your boiler is producing harmful carbon monoxide which can fatally poison the occupants of your property. If your boiler is burning with a yellow flame then it is time to seek the help of a company that can provide professional boiler replacement Bristol. Aside from the severe health risks, when a boiler is not fully combusting it is not burning at an optimum high temperature and will therefore cost you more money.
Leaks are generally a tell-tale sign that there are loose pipe attachments/valves or compromised seals within the boiler. Aside from causing structural damage to your home such as wet rot or plastering problems, internal leaking runs the risk of short-circuiting the electrical components of your boiler that play a crucial part in monitoring the appliance functionality. Leaks are commonplace in very old boilers because the intensive day-to-day use can cause widespread corrosion in the unit’s pipework especially around the joinings. As it is often uneconomical to replace an entire piping interior of a boiler you will almost certainly need services for boiler replacement Bristol.
Banging, clanging and other noises
Banging noises otherwise known as ‘kettling’ can be a sign of serious trouble in the inner workings of your boiler and could indicate the presence of a larger problem. Depending on the extent of the problem there is a good chance that you might need to seek boiler replacement Bristol. Usually when boilers start to emit loud banging, clanging and clunking there is an issue with limescale blocking the heat exchanger. If the flow of water travelling through the exchanger is blocked by limescale, trapped water will start to boil and expand thus producing popping or banging noises. With excessive kettling, a boiler can become less energy efficient as it struggles to pump a steady flow of hot water into your system. If you live in a hard water area (where the mineral content of local water stocks is high) the risks of limescale issues in your heat pump is significantly raised. With research suggesting that 1 in 10 boilers is unsafe, we recommend that you give Taps-on a call if you are experiencing banging or clanging noises coming from your boiler. We will then inspect the problem and advise on the best options for boiler replacement Bristol if needed.
Laurence is a content writer and marketing manager for Taps On Plumbing. He helps publish regular content and insights for customers and industry personnel.