You might need a central heating repair at short notice because something obvious has happened. Perhaps there is a burst radiator pipe or you cannot get your boiler to fire up, for instance? On the other hand, many smaller problems can occur such that householders are not sure how to proceed. Can seemingly small issues be left or will they potentially get worse — and more expensive — to resolve? Read on to find out when signs of big problems with your central heating are in store and if calling a plumber will be worth it. If you have any of the following issues, then the answer is an emphatic yes!

Pilot Light Problems

Although the pilot light of a typical boiler will go out now and again, if this is a problem that recurs or is getting worse in the winter months, it is certainly a good idea to have a heating repair professionally carried out. Of course, pilot lights that go out can be due to several problems, such as an irregular supply of fuel or wind getting into the boiler. The longer you leave sorting out such a problem, the more likely it is that, eventually, your pilot light won't come on again. That could mean spending some time in the cold until your repair is effected.

Less Hot Water

Sometimes, you can detect a problem with your central heating system if there is a known issue with your hot water supply. Many people will gradually begin to notice that their hot water is not as good as it used to be. Sometimes, the temperature of the water tails off before the immersion tank is fully drained and sometimes it just gets cold long before it used to. Either way, you may have an undetected leak. If so, then this could also be impacting your heating system. Without a central heating repair, you could be needlessly burning excess fuel to keep your house warm. Certainly, this sort of problem will be consistent with higher utility bills so it is worth keeping an eye on your expenditure, too.

Knocking Noises

When there is air trapped somewhere in your heating system, it cannot work as efficiently. Usually, you will detect trapped air because knocking or whirring noises occur in the radiators when you turn your heating on. This is the sound of the air moving or the hot water forcing its way past. Without a heating repair to resolve the issue, you may find that only part of your house heats up effectively and, in the worst cases, a seal may blow.

For more information, contact a heating repair service today.