Common Biasi Boiler Problems & Repair Advice
We trust our boilers to quietly do their jobs of providing our homes with heating and hot water every day. Sometimes you might even forget that you have a boiler, until the dreaded day that it stops working.
When you realise that the boiler’s stopped doing its job, it could easy for the home to go into meltdown, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are many common boiler problems that can be resolved without an engineer but if an engineer is needed (and if in doubt always get in touch with an engineer), you can get a free boiler repair quote with our service.
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Biasi are a leading manufacturer of affordable domestic heating solutions, which is no surprise thanks to 75 years of experience. Biasi expanded into the UK in the 90’s going from strength to strength to become one of the industry’s leading heating manufacturers. You can find out more about Biasi and their full range of boilers here.
- Boiler keeps losing pressure
Low boiler pressure can lead to your central heating system not functioning properly. It’s simple to check a boiler’s pressure level, you can do this by simply taking a look at it’s built in pressure gauge, anything below 1 and you may have an issue. Find out more with our guide to low boiler pressure.
- Only supplying hot water when the heating is on
The first thing you should do is check your radiators as they may need to be bled, if they look fine then make sure that the central heating on the boiler is switched on and that the thermostat & timers are set correctly. If you don’t spot any issues then this is likely to be a diverter valve issue, this is a valve that opens and closes to provide heat to the radiators or to heat your water and will always prioritise hot water. You will need an engineer to take a look at this issue.
- Boiler overheating
A repeatedly overheating boiler should always be considered an emergency, so don’t try to repair anything yourself, turn off the electrical supply and contact an engineer. When a boiler overheats, the internal parts can come under extreme pressure, possibly resulting in permanent damage.
- Leaking from the bottom
When a boiler drips water from the bottom it’s due to the failure of some internal parts, possibly a connected joint, rusty pipes, corrosion of the heat exchanger, incorrect boiler connections, auto-air opening or leakage of the heating pump. Depending on where the leak is coming from, you’re going to need an engineer to assess the issue.
- Hearing strange noises
This could be one of a variety or possibilities such as air in the boiler, debris, incorrect speed settings or improper installation.
To give you an idea of the most common boiler problems, and what they might mean, we’ve put together the list below where you’ll find out if it’s something you can fix yourself or needs an engineer.
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|Problem||Possible Cause||Do you need an engineer?|
|No heat or hot water||Broken diaphragms and airlocks, failure of motorised valves, issues with the thermostat or low water levels||Yes|
|Leaking and dripping||Most common cause is a broken internal component but it will depend where the water is leaking from||Yes|
|Banging, whistling or gurgling noises||A common cause is air in the system, alternatively it could be that the water pressure is too low or it’s kettling||Yes|
|Pilot light goes out||Could be a broken thermocouple which is stopping the gas supply||Yes|
|Losing pressure||There could be a water leak in the system, the pressure relief valve needs replacing or the radiators have been bled recently||No, unless there’s a leak|
|Frozen condensate pipe||Your boiler should display a fault code or warning notification||Yes|
|Thermostat issues||Thermostat may be turned off or not set to the correct settings (time etc.)||Consider replacing|
|Kettling||Limescale or sludge building up on your boiler’s heat exchanger||Yes|
|Radiators not getting hot||Sludge or air build up in the system or an unequal distribution of heat||You will need to bleed the radiators which doesn’t require an engineer unless you don’t feel like carrying out the task yourself.|
|Boiler keeps switching itself off||Could be low water pressure, a problem with the thermostat or a lack of water flow due to a closed valve, air in the system or the pump not circulating the water in the system correctly||Yes|
When your Biasi boiler has an error, you’ll either see an ‘ER’ followed by some numbers, or an image on the screen. If you’re seeing an error code on the screen that you’re not familiar with then check our list of Biasi error codes to find out what it means.
Have you had your Biasi boiler for a lengthy period of time? If so, then it’s worth considering a new one as you could be saving up to £305* a year in a detached home. Take a look at the table below to see how much you could be saving depending on your current boiler rating and property.
|House Type||G (<70%)||F (70-74%)||E (74-78%)||D (78-82%)|
|Mid terrace house||£175||£120||£105||£105|
|Mid terrace house||£95||£65||£55||£55|
If you like the sound of a new boiler then you need to choose who to replace it, which can be a big decision. In the end, your choice will come down to either a local engineer or a national company.
In many cases, local engineers can offer very competitive rates and you’ll be getting a very personal service from the same person throughout your communications. To make sure you’re getting the best deal, it’s a good idea to get a quote from more than 1 engineer, we suggest getting up to 3.
Branded manufacturers may end up costing you a little bit more but big brand protection is a huge bonus and they can provide extra services such as ongoing boiler cover.
Taking out boiler insurance once your boiler warranty has expired is a option worth considering. This can be done with your energy supplier but there’s absolutely no obligation to do so. When comparing boiler insurance, keep an eye out for ones that offer annual service and safety inspections.
Biasi offer a free 2 year warranty to give you some breathing space after the installation so that if there’s an issue, you know you’re covered. Depending on the model you get, you can get a longer warranty, ranging from 2-7 years. Take a read of our complete guide to Biasi warranties so that you know exactly what to expect.
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*According to the latest figures from the Energy Saving Trust
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