With the winter almost knocking on the door, it is necessary to ensure that the heating unit in your home is in good condition. There is nothing worse than facing the freezing evenings and nights simply because the boiler is not working. Boiler repair in Staten Island or Manhattan should take place much before the chilling winter season ushers in. There is no time for the technicians to come and visit the clients for a boiler repair. There are too many complaints to handle. That is why it makes sense to note the most common boiler problems that can plague a boiler unit.
What are the common issues that boilers can face?
Following are some of the top issues that any boiler owner can face:
There is no hot water or heat
If the boiler does not provide you with hot water, or no heat, then that should be cause of concern. The potential causes for the same would be broken diaphragms and airlocks, failure of motorized valves, issues with the thermostat or low water levels. A technician needs to be called to diagnose the problem and replace parts as necessary.
Check for gurgling or whistling noises
Strange noises in the boiler like gurgling or whistling noises can be due to the presence of air in the system. If the water pressure is too low in the unit, then that could also be the source of strange noises. Even a pump failure in the old system can be the cause of strange noises.
Check whether the pilot light is on
Look out for the pilot light. If the pilot light is not on, then the reasons for it could be deposit built up or a broken thermocouple which is restricting the gas supply.
Frozen condensate pipe
If one has a condensing boiler, then there will be condensate pipes which transports the acidic water away from the boiler. The condensate pipes runs outside into a drain which can freeze.
The boiler switch keeps turning in and out
If the boiler keeps turning on and off, then that could be the reason for concern. This can take place if there is low water pressure, a problematic thermostat, or the pump not circulating the water in the system properly.
Apart from these, there can be other major boiler problems that accounts for leaking and dripping water from the boiler, the boiler losing pressure, issues with the thermostat, as well as Kettling.
Simone Arnica is the certified and more than 35 years experienced HVAC expert from Arnica Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. suggesting maintenance tips for the HVAC system to protect it from early damage, unwanted maintenance cost and also to save on energy cost. Follow the blog to learn how it can be done easily.