Identifying the need for boiler repair is the first and most vital part of keeping your home heating system up and running efficiently and effectively. While you can leave the diagnostics and repair duties to the professionals, the responsibility of recognizing your heating needs is yours alone. In this post, the Princeton boiler repair experts at Heritage Air & Heat would like to inform you about some common indications that you need boiler repair. As one of the leading experts in the area, you can count us for quick, reliable boiler repair service. Call us today!
- Boiler won’t turn on. This is often an electrical problem, such as blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. You thermostat may also need to be calibrated. Another problem may be that the thermocouple has detected that your pilot light is out and has shut off the gas supply valve. The thermocouple is an electronic safety device designed to prevent the buildup of un-combusted gas in the boiler when the pilot light is not on.
- Inadequate heating. If your boiler was professionally installed and appropriately sized then it should easily meet your minimum requirements for heating. Inadequate heating is often due to airflow problems. There may be a leak or crack in your ductwork, or your air filter is clogged and impeding the movement of heated air throughout your forced air distribution system.
- Leaks. If you see any visible water surrounding your boiler or on the surface of any of its components, there might be a thermal stress crack on the unit itself. Alternatively, the piping surrounding the unit may have undergone enough wear and tear to spring a slow leak. But keep in mind that the pressure release valve is supposed to drip and drain to release a bit of pressure from inside your boiler.
- Banging noise. If when you turn on your boiler, you hear a loud banging or swooshing, then there may be too much air in your system, or that the water pressure is too low inside your boiler.