Common Signs Of Boiler Problems

Your boiler can do a lot for your home, from providing hot air to providing hot water. Boiler problems need  always be addressed quickly. At best, malfunctioning boilers can cause discomfort and high energy bills, while at worst, severe boiler failure can cause devastating damage. Spot the signs early, and you’ll be better equipped to deal with boiler problems.

 

No Hot Water/Hot Air/Water/Air Too Cold

Four common signs for the price of one! When things aren’t heating up fast enough, the water is only lukewarm, or the temperature is wrong in some other way, it’s a sign you might have boiler problems. In worst case scenarios, this could be because you have a boiler that isn’t properly rated for the space you’re trying to heat. It could also mean problems with the boiler’s thermostat, water levels, or valves. You might be able to adjust the boiler’s thermostat yourself, but be very careful; you don’t want to go too hot. Not sure? Give us a call.

 

Leaks and Drips

Leaking is obviously problematic – water is being wasted, and the leaks could grow bigger. Leaks are never a problem you should attempt to solve yourself. Try to locate the leak by the sound of the dripping – it could be coming from pipes or from the boiler itself. Then, call a boiler mechanic to fix things up.

 

Low Pressure

You can tell if the pressure in your boiler is low quite easily – just look at the pressure gauge! What’s more, low pressure might result in low flow. When the gauge’s pressure is below 1.0, it’s likely the pressure is too low. This might be as a result of a leak – take a look (and listen) around and see if you can find drips. Repressurizing the system yourself can be a risky proposition if you don’t know what you’re doing; give us a call, and we can help.

 

Strange Noises

There are a lot of different causes for strange boiler noises. We’re talking about anything from sediment build-up to air in the system. You might also be on the verge of mechanical failure with the pump. Sometimes boilers will make a bit of noise, but if there’s a lot of rattling and banging, you should get it checked out by a technician.

 

The Boiler Turns Itself On and Off

This could be caused by a host of potential problems, from low water pressure to a faulty thermostat. When this happens, you’re wasting a lot of energy, so it’s a clear sign you need someone to come check your boiler.

 

Our services include boiler repair and replacements in Winnipeg. That means that if you have any problems with your boiler, you can give us a call. We’ll find out what’s causing the problem. Then, we’ll help you determine whether or not it’s better to repair your boiler or purchase a new system.