As winter draws to an end and the days get warmer and longer, you will begin to cut back on your heater use during the day. That being said, you may still rely on the warmth in the evening hours for several more weeks. As you continue to use your heater, add professional boiler maintenance to your spring to-do list. During the winter months, most homeowners never stop to give their central heating system a second thought. When you maintain and take care of repairs during the summer you will ensure that your heater is primed and ready for the following winter. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning lists five signs you boiler needs some end of winter maintenance. Several common boiler issues that indicate that your central heating unit is not operating correctly and require maintenance and/or repairs include the following.
Is Boiler Kettling Dangerous?
When your boiler becomes clogged with mineral deposits from hard water, it can cause the tank’s pressure levels to change. You may begin to hear a noise similar to a whistling kettle coming from your heater. If the heater is not maintained correctly, your tank may even crack and begin to leak which can be dangerous.
Rising Heating Costs
Your boiler is a piece of machinery that contains many moving parts. Like many other pieces of machinery it requires regular maintenance to make sure it works properly. Performance levels will begin to decline as the unit begins to age, which can result in increased heating costs. Regular maintenance during the summer will ensure that your boiler is ready for use in the winter and can be relied upon to provide you with all the warmth you and your family need while saving you some hard-earned cash.
Boiler Leaking or Dripping Water
If your boiler is leaking, don’t wait; schedule an appointment with your Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning for immediate repairs. Your expert technician will examine your heater, find the source of the leak, and perform the necessary repairs to ensure that your heater is ready for the following winter.
Is a Noisy Boiler Dangerous?
If your boiler is making persistent and loud noises such as banging, gurgling, and popping sounds, your regular scheduled Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. maintenance will determine the nature of the problem and provide the necessary repairs. Some of the most common issues resulting from unusual noises include air in the system and low water pressure.
Radiators Cold when Heating is On
The most common reason for your radiator to fail to heat is sludge gathering in the system and preventing the hot water from flowing to the radiator. Possible causes include corroded pipes, mineral deposits, or a defective pump.
Boiler Tune Up Maintenance, Repair, Replacement & More in Springfield, Granby, Holyoke, South Hadley, Monson, Chicopee & Agawam, Massachusetts
Don’t forget to schedule your central heating maintenance and repairs this summer to keep your boiler operating when you need it the most. Arranging for the experts at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning to perform your winter boiler check will give you peace of mind of knowing that your boiler will keep your home warm and comfortable all winter long. To learn more about boiler maintenance, repairs, and new installations, contact the experts at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning today.