Diagnosing Common Heating Problems

Diagnosing Common Heating Problems

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When you find yourself shivering on the coldest days of the year and your boiler is failing you, you need solutions fast. That’s why it’s essential to have great technicians, like the Universe Home Services team on call when you need them most.

Your boiler is complicated and professionals go through extensive training in order to know how to properly repair it. However, there are some issues that you might be able to diagnose and maybe even solve on your own.

Here are some common boiler problems:

No Heat

A common issue we see is a boiler that isn’t doing its job of providing you with heat and hot water. There are a few reasons you may not be feeling the heat this winter.

First, your boiler might be experiencing low pressure, and it may need repressuring. There could also be an issue with the motorized valves being faulty and in need of repair. Finally, your thermostat may not be properly communicating with the boiler, causing a lapse in knowledge of the correct temperature reading.

Contacting a professional to take care of these issues will ensure your boiler receives proper care and repairs in order to get your home comfortable once again.

Leaks

Finding a leak in your home is never a good sign. They can cause water damage to your home, and can be a danger to your electrical system, this is why repairing a leak as soon as possible is essential. A leak in your boiler is typically caused by an internal issue like a damaged pressure valve or pump seal.

These leaks could be caused by:

  • High pressure.
  • Corroded pipes.
  • Faulty boiler components.

Calling in our team for a safe, professional clean up and repair is your best bet when dealing with a leak.

Unusual Sounds

Your boiler is expected to make some noise when turning on and off. Afterall, it’s working hard to keep your home comfortable! However, there are some sounds that require attention.

Kettling

Like when boiling water for your afternoon tea, a boiler might accidentally begin to whistle like a kettle. This occurs when water is heated up too quickly, comes to a boil, and creates an excess of trapped steam. Kettling may be due to a build-up of limescale on your unit.

Vibrating

A low, rumbling vibration indicates that a component has come loose within your system and needs tightening up.

Banging

Try to not be frightened by the loud banging coming from your basement! It is most likely your boiler reacting to a faulty thermostat or a grimy heat exchanger.

If you hear any of these sounds, give your HVAC technician a call!

Solving Your Boiler Problems

There are several other problems you may be having with your boiler, and Universe Home Services can help with all of them! Give us a call at (516) 473-0202 for answers or to schedule an appointment.
 

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