What do I do if boiler pressure is too high?
If it’s above 2 bars, you’ll need to reduce the pressure. Ensure the filling loop or relief valve is tightly closed. Bleed your radiators to release trapped air from the heating system. Check to see if the boiler pressure returns to its correct setting.
Why is my boiler water pressure too high?
Overfilling your central heating system is the most common cause of high pressure. It occurs when you repressurise your system by turning the valves on the filling loop. If you leave the filling loop valve open for too long it will draw too much water into the system, creating an overly pressurised system.
How do I get the pressure down on my boiler?
- Switch off and allow your boiler to cool.
- Double-check that both ends of the filling loop are securely attached.
- Open both valves, to allow cold mains water into the system (you should hear it)
- Wait for the pressure gauge to read 1.5 bar.
- Close both valves, one after the other.
Does running hot water reduce boiler pressure?
Naturally, parts expand when they heat up. So, as your heating/hot water comes on, you’ll see the pressure slowly rise. However, there should be pressure release devices in your boiler that stop pressure rising too far. So, you should expect to see your boiler’s rise by less than 0.3 bar.
What pressure should my Worcester boiler be at?
To work efficiently the Worcester combi boiler needs to operate on a standard pressure, between 1/ 2 bar, 1.5 bar is also a good pressure level. So, the pressure of the combi boiler needs to be topped up with cold water through the mains at some point in their lifetime.
Should boiler pressure go up when heating on?
When you turn the heating on the water in the pipes and radiators heats up and expands. Your boiler pressure should not increase by more than 1 bar above it’s optimal working pressure when you turn the heating on.