Common boiler thermostat issues

A working boiler is often taken for granted as part of daily life. But when things go wrong, it makes a significant impact, leaving you with no heating or no hot water, or both. But this is not always caused by a full boiler breakdown. In fact, boiler thermostat issues can create similar problems. So what are the most common boiler thermostat issues? And how can these be identified and resolved?

What are the most common boiler thermostat issues?

So, when it comes to boiler thermostats, what are the issues you should look out for? And what are the problems that are caused most frequently? Well, there are two main signs that your boiler thermostat is not working as it should be. These are:

  • Your hot water is too hot, or too cold
  • Your radiators are not heating up or are getting too hot

Water temperature

If there is a problem with your water temperature, this is most likely to be caused by an issue with your boiler thermostat. The thermostat is designed to set the temperature of the water to an appropriate heat. So if you;re hot water is just too hot, the problem could be with the boiler thermostat. The same applies for water that is too cold, but other boiler issues can also prevent water from heating up, and this should be checked by a professional, registered engineer.

Boiler thermostat issues and cold radiators

Again, the boiler thermostat is expected to control the temperature of the central heating system. This means that if your radiators are too hot, and your room is reading a much higher temperature than you expect, the boiler thermostat may be set too high. Alternatively, if your boiler is on and active, and your radiators are still cold, the problem could be with the boiler thermostat. However, just like with water that does not get hot, this could indicate a more significant boiler issue that needs professional attention.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Charter Heating. We are leading boiler, heating and gas experts.