Being a complex piece of equipment, a boiler is one that rarely requires repair, however. Being that it’s highly durable and tends to require little maintenance makes it beneficial. When you do notice problems with your boiler, it is often a surprise, though it does eventually occur over time and use. When you own a boiler instead of a forced-air heating system like a furnace, you should take a look at some of the problems you might come across. Aside from their ignition systems, there are two very different systems. Routine preventative maintenance may be a good option for your home, however, identifying issues can help. With this in mind, we at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning would like to share common boiler repairs.
Boiler Pilot Light Out
Pilot light may not be what it used to be. You had to light the pilot light and leave it running throughout the day and night, so heat was always available in the past. Where others use electronic ignition to heat water only when needed, some boilers still use this method. You will need heating technicians to diagnose pilot and ignition system issues in the event you cannot light a pilot light on your own.
You cannot light a pilot light on your own commonly, Kettling is a major problem. You may recognize the sound it makes, if you don’t recognize the term, such as a loud banging or rumbling coming from the heating unit. If this happens to your heater, it is time to contact a professional if you haven’t already. This can evolve into a much bigger issue. From a surplus of minerals in the water supply is where the disruption comes. the mineral deposits change the pressure levels in the tank occur in time since hard water is common in homes in our area. A leak can be sprung or dangerous levels that put your home at risk can be suffered from a kettling boiler.
Boiler On But No Heat
No Heat. There is really no telling what we may find when we get a call about no heat coming from a boiler. There are many possible problems to consider while the problem could have to do with ignition. A pump may be broken, a malfunctioning thermostat, or a safety switch could be stopping the boiler from staying on.
Boiler Leaking Water
a boiler begins to leak is another common boiler repair and one that often comes to us as an emergency call. You have got a major problem on your hands when the leak is coming directly from the boiler tank. You will be required to make a replacement; the boiler has likely begun to corrode through. Things can be repaired, such as a leak can come from a pressure relief valve or a pump. We even find that a supposed leak was only condensation in some cases.
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You do not need to diagnose any problems on your own. It is in your better interest to have a qualified heating technician for repairs. Be sure to schedule maintenance once per year with your local contractors to avoid repairs. Contact the experts Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning to help with your boiler service.