On a cold winter’s day in Illinois, not much beats coming inside to a warm home. Even in the middle of summer, you rely on your boiler to produce hot water for washing and disinfecting your hands, clothes, and dishes. While you may take heat for granted, in order for you to have access to this modern convenience, you must have a functioning boiler. While it would be nice if your boiler never had any issues, even the highest quality of boilers will eventually require repairs.
Signs Your Boiler Needs Repairs
Luckily, boilers tend to have a longer lifespan than furnaces. Many customers also notice that their boiler tends to need service less often. Boilers should be inspected and maintained once a year before you turn your heating system on for the first time, but otherwise, your boiler should keep your home warm all winter long. However, you should know the signs to keep an eye out for if your boiler needs repairs.
If you ever notice that your boiler tank is leaking, then you need an emergency repair. Leaks often indicate internal corrosion and you may need parts replaced. Your experienced boiler technician from Edelman Inc. can help diagnose the issue and let you know how much repairs will cost.
Pilot Light Is Out
Boilers heated by gas have a pilot light that heats the water up. Some electric boilers don’t have pilot lights. If you have no heat coming from your boiler, check your pilot light. You might be able to relight it yourself or have a professional help you.
Kettling is a noise that sounds like a loud rumbling like water boiling in a tea kettle. Kettling happens when sediment and mineral deposits build up in your boiler tank. This can cause changes in pressure which can lead to leaks. If you’re hearing kettling noises when your boiler is on, call a technician for help before the issue gets worse.
If you’re experiencing no heat, it could be a number of things. First, make sure that your boiler is receiving power. If it is, call a technician before trying to fix your boiler yourself. There could be several reasons why your boiler is not heating your home and it’s best to trust an expert to get your home warm again.