How to repressurise a boiler
16 November 2023
Low boiler pressure, in itself, isn’t dangerous, but it can mean that your heating and hot water don’t work as they should. This may mean that you have difficulty heating your home to an adequate temperature, which could potentially be dangerous if there are vulnerable people living in the home and it’s very cold.
Low boiler pressure that happens persistently or suddenly can also be a sign that there might be a leak somewhere within your home, which can cause damage to the home if it isn’t found quickly, or can potentially be dangerous if it comes into contact with electrics or electronic devices.
If you think that there could be a water leak in your home, you can take a look at our guide on what to do if your home floods because of a leak.
The main issue with having low boiler pressure is that your boiler has to work much harder to try and heat your home and hot water to the right level, which will cost you more in energy use than it would if the pressure in your boiler was in the correct range.
You might notice that your radiators aren’t getting as hot as they usually would, or that your hot water takes longer to run warm and isn’t as hot as you’re used to. These can both be indicators that you might have low boiler pressure.
There can also be other reasons why your radiators aren’t heating up.
If your boiler pressure is dropping regularly, it’s possible that there is a leak in the heating system with the potential to cause water damage to your home. If this happens, and you are a Places for People customer, contact us and we will arrange for someone to come and fix the issue.
We hope you found this information useful. Remember, if you’re still having issues with a managed property, you can contact Places for People.
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