How To Re-pressurise Your Boiler

Recently our Managing Director Stephen Kane has been busy making a few quick 'How To Video Guides'.

This is in response to a large number of general enquires we receive to our offices. These issues are usually quick fixes and something you'll be able to do without the need to book one of our technicians. If you find your central heating system is not working to produce heat or water, this could be down to a lack of pressure in the system. The water pressure indicator should read between one and two bars of atmospheric pressure. If it is below one or in the red zone, then your pressure is too low.

1. Firstly, make sure your boiler is switched off and cool

2. Locate the filling loop. This is usually a silver/grey coloured, flexible hose with a small valve at each end, and you'll find it either underneath your boiler or nearby.

3. Ensure both ends of the hose are securely attached to both valves.

4. Turn the black valve 90 degrees, once you begin to turn the valve you'll start to hear water entering the system and the water pressure gauge will begin to rise.

5. As you are turning the valve keep a close eye on the pressure gauge as it increases.

6. Ideal pressure on the system should read at 1.5 bar.

7. Close the valve off and reset your boiler and hopefully the issue is Solved. Watch our quick video below as Stephen talks about how to re-pressurise your heating system.

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