Ideal boiler status 0

What does 0 mean on an Ideal boiler?

When ‘0’ is displayed on the boiler screen it means the boiler is on standby. This means the boiler is not receiving a demand from either the hot water or central heating.

Ideal boiler status zero simply means that the boiler is not in use and does not require any central heating demand or hot water. This can show on any Ideal Logic boiler and it means it’s just waiting to be activated.

Fixing Ideal status 0 – what to check first?

When your central heating system sends your boiler instructions to heat water and turns on the radiators, it will respond with hot water or heating.

This can be done by a room thermostat or a clock setting. Or, you can simply turn it on manually. Status 0 indicates that your boiler is not being used by your heating system.

But what if there’s demand? Or, there should be. What if you want your heating and hot water to be activated according to your thermostat or timer.

Is your boiler functioning?

First, check that the boiler is working. Turn on the heating by manually switching it on. Let it sit for a while to see if the heating turns on. If it doesn’t, there is a problem. This will turn on the boiler and take it right out of standby mode.

Is your thermostat set up correctly and working properly?

To send a request for heating to your boiler, your thermostat must be set to the right temperature. It will not activate your heating if it is set too low. The activation point is the temperature at which the room’s temperature cannot be below.

During summer many people lower their thermostats. If you have heating problems and your thermostat is correct, you may need to get a Gas Safe registered engineer replace the boiler with a new one.

What’s the central heating system temperature?

Many boilers let you set different temperatures for hot and cold water. If you’ve fiddled with this recently it may be causing the boiler not to fire up properly and it will be happy just sitting in the stand by ready for you to turn up the heat.

Make sure your water temperature is not accidentally set to ‘chilly’. For instructions on setting the right temperature for your water, consult your manual for central heating.

It’s not fixed, do I need a new boiler?

If you have tried all the safest options and still have an Ideal Boiler Status 0 problem, it’s time to call the experts. You should not attempt to repair any major issues with any boilers or central heating systems or other gas appliances by yourself. Only a Gas Safe Heating Engineer is legally permitted to do this.

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