Boiler problems: No hot water

Here at Charter Heating, we are boiler experts. And we understand how vital the boiler is for normal day to day activities. Even in the current heatwave, hot water is still an essential part of life. So if your boiler breaks, and you have heating but no hot water, what can you do about it? Well, you can follow our handy guide, to see if you can fix the hot water problem yourself.

No hot water, no problem

The first thing to do when you realize there is no hot water is not to panic. Instead stay cool and check all the taps in your home. Every single one. This is a good way to identify the real source of the problem, as it could just be the shower or the one specific tap that is not working. And your hot water issue might not be a boiler issue at all.

Boiler problems: no hot water

If it is your boiler that is causing all the issues, follow these simple steps:

  • Make sure your boiler is switched on, and connected. This might sound silly, but if you have had a power cut recently in these storms, your boiler may have been switched off.
  • If that’s not the case, check all the settings, including:
    • the thermostat- a low thermostat will produce water that is only slightly warm
    • the boiler pressure- if the boiler pressure has dropped you might not have enough pressure to push hot water around the system
    • timer settings- if your boilers timer settings have changed, it may only provide hot water at certain times.
  • Once all your settings have been checked, and you still don’t have hot water, you should check your other gas appliances. It may be that you dont have any gas coming into your home. You can phone your supplier to find out why.

If none of these steps are applicable to your situation its time to call the professionals, here at Charter Heating.