What to do when your boiler stops working in extreme weather conditions

In these unprecedented weather conditions its not just old boilers that pack up.

Let’s face it, Siberian winds bringing snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures are not a boiler or central heating system’s best friend.

Here at Gregor Heating, our team are doing everything they can to help and the most common issues being reported to us can often be resolved quickly and easily.

Blocked condensate pipes

This is the most common problem for boilers breaking down in freezing conditions. Usually the small white pipes on the outside of the building get frozen. They can be unfrozen by simply pouring hot water or putting a hot cloth / water bottle onto them.

To find out more watch this video from Worcester Bosch

Low or no pressure in the boiler

With boilers under extreme pressure to work even harder in these cold conditions, they might need a helping hand to do so. This can be done by topping up the water in the boiler and therefore re-pressuring the system, its quick and easy to do.

To find out how, watch this video from Worcester Bosch

Keep warm in one room

Our best advice for the short term while you have no heating or hot water is to hole yourself up in the warmest room of the house. Closing the curtains can keep a lot of heat in, wrap yourself up in extra layers and, if you can, use an electric heater. Also make sure you drink lots of warm drinks and it is also important to move little and often.

If all else fails then call out the experts. We are doing our very best to speak to each and every customer, with the resource we have available so thank you for bearing with us.

Keep warm and safe everyone, and don’t got outside, unless you really need to.