The boiler is an essential part of daily life for any homeowner. From baths and showers, to washing dishes, and heating your home, the chances are, you rely on your boiler. So when a boiler breakdown occurs, or it no longer works as it should, this can be a problem. Some of the most common boiler problems relate to boiler pressure, and this can be either too high, or too low. High boiler pressure is likely to cause more damage than low pressure, so what does this damage involve? And what are the signs that your Worcester Bosch boiler pressure is high? Well, here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing, we are leading Worcester Bosch boiler professionals. As a result, we have produced this guide to high boiler pressure.
What is high boiler pressure?
So, first of all, what is high boiler pressure? Well, this is where the pressure in the boiler rises above 1.5, which is the perfect setting, and reaches 2.5 or even 3. This can happen when the boiler is overfilled, the pressure release devices in the boiler are failing, or the filling loop is letting in too much water. So what are the signs that you need to lower the boiler pressure?
What are the common signs that your Worcester Bosch boiler pressure is high?
Signs that your boiler pressure is high include:
- A water leak- if you can see water leaking or dripping from the pressure relief valve, usually located on outside wall where the unit has been installed, there’s a good chance your boiler pressure is too high. This can cause a range of problems including water ingress and corrosion to your boiler’s pipework.
- A system failure- if your boiler pressure is too high, there is a good chance that your boiler will not turn on, or will fail to heat your home, or provide hot water. This is usually caused by a damaged valve, or an internal leak due to high pressure.
For professional advice and solutions, get in touch with the team today, here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing.