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If you are hearing strange noises from the boiler, it could be a sign of a serious problems, it may be working right now, but sooner or later it will break down and you will have no hot water or heating. It's probably best now, to call in AFM boiler engineers before it stops working all together, but mainly to ensure it's not posing any serious safety risks to you and your family.
Noises from a boiler unit can be caused by many things, it could be a build up of limescale on the heat exchanger, sludge or even a blockage. When the flow of water within the boiler is restricted, the boiler will start to make a banging or knocking noise, this is due to the water heating up, expanding and pressure building.
It will normally release itself up the expansion pipe, or if the boiler is pressurized, it should release through the safety pressure relief valve.
Kettling Noise. You may have noticed over time a whistling noise coming from the boiler, a little like when you boil a kettle to make your coffee, as it starts to heat up you start to hear a noise, this is called kettling. Kettling can be caused by air trapped in the system, if this is the case, it's normally a quick fix to make the boiler quiet again. Kettling is also caused by the limescale on the walls of the heat exchanger. Overtime as the limescale builds up, the kettling noise gets louder, this will eventually cause the boiler to stop working.
Faulty Boiler Pump. Another reason you may hear strange noises from the boiler is the pump. The pump works by circulating the water throughout the whole system. Should the pump start to lose its power, you may hear strange noises from the boiler.
Internal Boiler Fan. The boiler fan is another part that over time tends to start making a strange noise. It starts off with a low screaming sound then gets louder and louder, other times it like a clunking noise. The reason the fan starts to make a noise is due to the bearings, they tend to dry out, eventually, the fan will become seized and need to be replaced.
The Boiler. The boiler is a very important part of your home, it supplies you with hot water, as well as all the heating you need in the colder months, and yet it always seems to get overlooked until something goes wrong.
Should you start to notice strange noises from your boiler, the first thing you should do is switch it off and arrange for it to be checked out by AFM Boiler Technicians. Keeping the boiler operating despite the above traits could cause more problems. Preventative Boiler Maintenance Ensure you have some form of scheduled maintenance or service carried out on the boiler every year.
If you hear strange noises from the boiler switch it off, don't risk it. Arrange for AFM to come along and investigate and fix the problem.