Gas Heat Not Working – How We Can Help

Posted on 18th May, 2015 | Posted by admin

gas heat not workingIs your gas heat not working? Being without heating and hot water can be an incredibly stressful time, especially if the weather is bad (and lets face it, that always seems to be when it happens!)

With your gas heat not working, you’ll want to find out why and have the problem fixed as soon as possible. Following are some of the possible reasons for your gas heat not working, and how we can help you.

Boiler Breakdown

The obvious reason for your gas heat not working would be a problem with your boiler. There are some things that can be dealt with at home – for example the pilot light going out – but if your boiler needs repairing, you need to call in the professionals.

If you find the gas heat not working, and you suspect your boiler has a fault, you should turn it off immediately. Gas/carbon monoxide leaks aren’t common in functional, well ­maintained boilers but if there’s something wrong with it, you never know. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal, and a gas leak incredibly dangerous so don’t take a chance – if you suspect a fault, switch it off.

Gas Services have an 80% first time fix rate, so you can rest assured that we are very unlikely to leave you without heating and hot water for long. Our engineers carry a large range of stock in their vans, and our company holds thousands of euros worth of parts – if we don’t have the part you need in stock, it’s likely that nobody else will, either!

Radiator Sludge

Gas heat not working isn’t always a problem with your gas boiler. You may find that your boiler appears to be working just fine, but your radiators aren’t.

If your radiators are cool at the bottom but warm at the top, or if they don’t seem to be working at all, you could have a problem with radiator sludge.

Sludge is caused by corrosion inside the radiators, and happens over time. If you suspect radiator sludge, Gas Services can diagnose the problem and carry out a power flush to clear the sludge and get your house warm again. A power flush involves ‘flushing’ the radiators through with clean water, removing the sludge and clearing your central heating system. A chemical is added to the water to help prevent future corrosion and future sludge. It is possible to remove radiator sludge
yourself, by individually removing and flushing through each radiator, but this is not recommended. It is messy, time­consuming and nowhere near as effective as a power flush.

For problems with your gas heat not working, call Gas Services. We will diagnose and fix the problem quickly, professionally and at a fair price. All of the parts we use are covered by a 12 month guarantee, and if any further problems arise within 30 days of our initial visit, you won’t pay a second callout fee.