Common Boiler Problems
With the truly cold weather we’ve been having this winter, you’ve probably been spending even more time than usual bundled up at home. However, if you haven’t been able to get fully comfortable and warm, your boiler might be experiencing some problems that are best taken care of by a professional.
Boiler Repairs for Common Boiler Problems
If your boiler works well and is regularly maintained, then you’re all set. But if you’ve noticed some of the following issues, it’s time to call in an HVAC technician.
Your Boiler Turns Off Unexpectedly
Your boiler could be turning off for a number of reasons, however, the most common ones include low water pressure, air in the system, pipe issues, or thermostat problems. If it’s extremely cold outside (like it has been for the past few weeks), you might need to thaw your condensate pipe. Another solution you can try is to bleed your radiators and remove any excess air. Having your system shut down can be devastating, especially on a freezing evening, so make sure you have an expert like the HVAC and plumbing technicians at Sobieski on standby to help.
The Pilot Light Continues to Switch Off
If your boiler’s pilot light keeps going out, you might have a broken thermocouple or the seals on your boiler might be damaged. Don’t attempt to resolve the problem on your own — call a professional.
Your Radiators Aren’t Heating Properly
The entire purpose of your boiler is to heat your home, and if your radiators aren’t doing their job, then you’ll be left cold and uncomfortable. Radiators that aren’t heating properly can be the result of air buildup, rust, or a problem with the system’s circulator pump. The first step you can take is to bleed your radiators to release any air buildup. However, if the heat doesn’t return once that’s done your system might need a power flush or a new circulator pump, both of which a professional heating and plumbing expert can take care of.
Count on Sobieski for Your Boiler Repairs & Maintenance
Winter doesn’t have to be difficult when you have the team at Sobieski on your side. If the boiler in your Delaware, Maryland, or Pennsylvania home has been acting up, we can repair it to ensure you stay warm and comfortable during the cold weather. We also recommend avoiding breakdowns and unexpected repair costs by signing up for a service agreement so you can have peace of mind for both your HVAC systems and plumbing.