Common Boiler Problems Homeowners Encounter
How to Recognize Common Boiler Problems?
A broken boiler is an inconvenience whenever it happens, however, it is more common for it to fail at the start of winter. This is because your heating appliance has been inactive for a few months. Then, when the cold days kick in, the boiler is forced back to operate again and this is when problems frequently occur. Here are the most common residential boiler problems and how to recognize them.
Leaking and Dripping
Different things cause a boiler to have water leaks. If the leak is located around your pipes or tank then corrosion is the culprit, or the boiler may not have been fitted correctly. Also, leaking water occurs when there is a broken internal component, such as a pressure valve or pump seal. Contact a heating expert to get an accurate diagnosis and have the problem fixed as soon as possible.
Low Boiler Pressure
Leaking water and a faulty pressure relief valve causes the pressure to diminish. Once you spot the leak, reach out to professionals to fix the problem.
No Heat or Hot Water
Potential causes include broken airlocks and diaphragms, faulty motorized valves, damaged thermostat or low water levels. Whenever you need to replace a boiler component, it is best to leave the job to a qualified and trained technician.
Air in the system, low water pressure and kettling (caused by a build-up of limescale in the system) will make your boiler sound like it is banging, gurgling, or whistling.
There are boiler problems that can be solved without the need to call in a heating pro, however, there are others that will require the services professional in the field.
Contact Experts to Troubleshoot Your Boiler
Annual services could help you keep on top of your boiler’s efficiency and prevent severe problems from occurring in the future. Small faults are common in many boilers, which is why Quinnair experts in HVAC systems know what to look out for when it comes to servicing and repairs. Call us at 303-980-3788 to have your boiler repaired in no time.