Central Heating Repair

Expert central heating repair,

We carry out repairs on central heating systems of all kinds including gas and oil fired boiler systems, heating controls, pumps valves and heat pumps.

Central heating repairs can be daunting, however, if you are concerned that your heating system is not operating at 100% we can help.

We carry a vast array of spares for your heating system including pumps and pump valves, Honeywell motorised zone valves, programmers / timers room thermostats, cylinder thermostats, radiator valves, bypass and balancing valves, ball float valves, underfloor heating flow meters, mixing/blending valves, heating valve actuators, wireless room thermostats and magnetic system filters to name a few. We also carry a comprehensive selection of oil burner spares to include Riello, Bentone, Danfoss and Honeywell in stock at all times.


Do you have a problem with your central heating system or boiler?

If you have a heating breakdown we can help, anywhere in the Weald..... of Kent and East Sussex.

We have a team of trained experts who can attend your property and quickly identify the problem and explain the solution. We will explain to you how we propose to fix it so you’re fully aware of any work to be carried out.

Talk to us today if you have concerns about your heating system and we will be happy to resolve it as quickly as possible.

Why is my heating or hot water not working?

Examples of common heating breakdowns include.

  1. No pressure or low pressure, Many boilers need a pressure of at least 0.6 bar to operate, the low pressure sensor will shut the boiler down if the pressure drops below this. Often a simple re pressurise via the filling loop and then a check for leaks will reveal the problem, which would likely be a prv (pressure relief valve) letting by and dripping outside, or a leak on the heating system or boiler. Often a prv would blow when the system is hot as a result of the expansion vessel having a low air pressure and the expansion from the water has nowhere to go so the system pressure rises beyond the setting of the prv causing it to release water to outside as it is designed to do. never cap off a prv! prv’s often do not re seal once opened as a result of dirty system water.
  2. Motorised zone valve or mid position valve, usually its the synchron motor that fails, it can also be the microswitch, gearing, spindle or the valve body itself.
  3. Boiler breakdowns, The causes of which are many including fan motors, printed circuit boards, gas valves, Scaled up plate heat exchangers, sensors, flow switches and multiple burner components.
  4. Circulators / pumps, the electric motors burn out get seized or the capacitors can blow, they can also be blocked by the debris which is present in some systems,
  5. Programmers / timers, whether Satchwell, Potterton, Drayton, Honeywell or Siemens none of them last forever, its usually small electrical contacts that fail within the pcb (printed circuit board).

Frequently Asked Questions

There is usually a flexible filling loop near the pressure gauge or beneath the boiler, open the valves on either end of the loop until the pressure reaches 1-1.5 bar, then shut the valves. You can now reset your system, If you cannot see the filling loop you may have a filling link, please see our how to videos for a clear demonstration .
This could be down to sludge in the system or a defective pump
This is usually an issue with a stuck motorised zone valve
You either have a leak on your heating system or you have an issue with a prv (pressure relief valve) or expansion vessel.
This is usually due to a stuck or incorrectly set radiator valve, air or sludge in the system
Simply loosen the bleed screw at the top of the radiator with a radiator key until water comes out then re tighten the bleed screw. For a clear demonstration on how to bleed various types of radiator please see our how to video on how to bleed a radiator.
About us

iB Heating is a local company that offers professional heating installation, repair and servicing in the domestic and commercial sector.

iB Heating was founded in 2004 by Ian Ballard. Having served a full apprenticeship and gained several years experience in the plumbing and heating sector including contracting for British Gas He decided to break the stereotype of the industry and to create a business that strives for perfection and truly values its customers.

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What our customers say...

I’m really delighted with your service , from original quotation through to the final job you carried out everything was excellent , friendly and professional.

If you need a boiler change, look no further. IB Heating are extremely helpful with so much knowledge about boilers. We needed to have our one changed and they were priced very reasonably, were clean and efficient. Highly recommended!

Sam Miles

Following a leak within our double-bunded oil tank, Ian supplied and fitted a new one within a week or so of our first contact with him. He is 100% reliable and a pleasure to deal with. The product he supplied is of much better quality than that which it replaced.

Janet Warren

They provide rapid professional service when we were without heat in a very cold spell this January. They were a friendly team and completed the installation of each new boiler in one day. We would be very happy to recommend iB heating.

Tim Wooster

We have used IB Heating extensively over the last 6 years, and can honestly say that their service, professionalism, knowledge and quality of work is the best I have experienced. Ian and the team are always prompt and work tirelessly to ensure the job is completed comprehensively yet efficiently. They have installed a complete new boiler and pipe system in our house which has taken us from the 19th to 21st century! I couldn’t recommend them enough and will continue to use their services for all of our plumbing and oil needs. Thanks for all your work team! 👍

Tom Gardner

Had a complex underfloor heating system that wasn’t being controlled correctly and had not been able be resolved by others. Ian identified and designed a solution to make the system fully function. A very professional service with a quality solution. Highly recommend.

Andy Barwise

old tank. Great job, cheerful guys who worked through the lousy weather with no complaints. When we moved house a couple of months ago, we realised that the old steel oil tank there was also not long for this world and contacted IB Heating again. Ian provided a sensible quote and the new bunded oil tank was installed cleanly and efficiently. In both cases, the old oil tanks were carefully removed and taken away with any residual oil transferred to the new tanks. Overall, an excellent service and highly recommended.

Brent Stevens

They were quick to respond to my enquiry and followed up to do quite a difficult installation of a replacement oil tank that contained 4,000 litres. The work was carried out very quickly with practical issues solved with the minimum of fuss. I would certainly use them again.

Malcolm Williams

Just replaced our aged oil boiler with a new Grant. Great service fully COVID-19 safe.

Geoff Witham

Ian was a life saviour as we discovered a minor leak in our plastic oil tank. He came out late at night to pump out the oil which was stored safely and cleanly. He and his team re built a concrete base to meet current regulations and installed a new oil tank. I couldn't fault his service and professionalism from start to finish. A great guy to do business with and I would thoroughly recommend him.

Karen Stuart

Excellent value for perfect quality workmanship. I highly recommend this company.

Paul Maynard

Ian was recommended to me by a family member who had used him before. I can't fault IB Heating nor recommend them enough. Price was reasonable and they did a very neat and professional job. My wife is OCD and appreciated their tidiness. They gave clear instruction on how to use the system at handover. After a week or two the magnetic filter developed a leak. This was a manufacturing fault not as a result of the installation. IB came out the very same day and quickly resolved the issue without fuss. Great company and nice guys who I would definitely use again. Thank you !

Tim Dove

I contracted IB Heating on recommendation from a friend. What a great decision I made! Efficient and totally professional, the team of two worked really well together and there was absolutely no hassle. A complete boiler change and a new oil tank installation were completed in two days much to our delight. I would not hesitate to recommend IB Heating in the future. A job really well done._ Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Roger Parker

Natalie Cahill Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness I can not thank Ian and his team enough for their hard work and absolute persistence to getting our heating system transferred over to a fully pressurised system. We have had ongoing problems for around three years, with plumber after plumber being called in. iB Heating are professional, reliable, personable and go out of their way to ensure everything is working exactly as it should be. I won't be using anyone else going forward, they are fantastic.

New boiler installed, Ian and Gary powerflushed the whole system thoroughly even though it was an old system, others had refused to do this. Im very impressed with the service, Will definately be reccomending to my friends and family.

Paul Bramley

11 September 2016

Oil tank replacement and boiler service. Both carried out very quickly and efficiently by Ian and his team with no fuss or bother. Site left clean and tidy. Highly recommended.

Peter R

17 November 2020

Our Services

Air Source Heat Pumps

Expert heat pump system design and installation, Recc members, MCS Acreddited.

Gas boiler Installation & Replacement

Expert Gas Safe registered installation with 10 year guarantees on new gas boilers

Oil boiler installation & replacement

OFTEC registered oil boiler installers, Extended 7 year guarantees on Grant Vortex oil boilers.

Gas Boiler Servicing

We can service all makes and models of gas boilers

Full Central Heating System Installation

Full central heating system design & installation

Oil Boiler Repair

We carry a vast array of spare parts for oil boilers, We often fix the problem on the first visit

Gas Safety Inspections

Landlords gas safety inspections and CP12 certification

Oil Boiler Servicing

Oil boiler servicing

Power Flushing

Full central heating powerflushing using top of the range flushing equipment

Central Heating Repair

We have extensive knowledge when it comes to heating systems and a huge array of spare parts stocked to get your central heating repaired in no time

Oil Tank Installation & Replacement

Expert oil tank Installation and replacement

Call us 01580 242 801
Emergency Callouts 07711 597 584
Registered Address The Oast House Great Jobs Cross, Hastings Road, Rolvenden, Cranbrook, Kent, England, TN17 4PL