If you’ve been experiencing problems with your boiler, remember that these need to be addressed by a professional to ensure you stay comfortable in your home, especially during the cold winter months. In this post, your duct cleaning and HVAC experts delve into the causes of the most common boiler problems of which everyone should be aware.
- Chronic leaks. Water leaks are pretty common with failing boilers. Leaks are a sign of a potentially serious problem with your boiler. For instance, wear and old age can lead to water leaks, stress cracks and loose joints. Moreover, a malfunctioning pressure relief valve can also cause water leaks. It’s best to call in a boiler expert to check your unit at the first hint of trouble. Doing so will allow you to repair or replace your boiler before any serious problems arise.
- Damaged igniter. Whether your boiler is powered by gas or oil, it relies on the pilot light to fire up the main burner. If it doesn’t stay lit when you most need heating, your heating system is rendered useless. Get in touch with your HVAC technician immediately and prioritize your indoor air quality.
- Faulty thermostat. A malfunctioning thermostat can lead to problems with your boiler. This is because a broken thermostat prevents your boiler from turning on or shutting off properly, which may also prompt inconsistencies with your home’s indoor temperature.
- Old age. If your boiler is already nearing the end of its service life, it will become more susceptible to issues. A boiler installed and maintained correctly can last at least a decade. If your existing unit is now at or has exceeded the 10 year mark, you should consider getting a newer, better one.
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Your home needs to be well-prepared when the weather changes, which is why you should trust Bill Reynolds Heating & Air Conditioning to help you protect your home throughout the year. We’re continuously working to maintain the highest level of quality while constantly improving wherever possible. We do this not only to attract new customers, but also – and more importantly – to keep our current customers happy with our service and products. For furnace installation, HVAC maintenance and duct cleaning services, call us at (440) 298-4698 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.