A boiler that is faulty and has repeated issues can be dangerous. You can prevent fires, explosions, and leaks of gas or carbon monoxide by having your boiler inspected by a trusted home services provider.
At Blue Mountain, we are the leading boiler experts and we can help with repairs and maintenance for your Waynesboro, Staunton, or Harrisonburg home.
Why Boiler Repair is Crucial
A boiler inspection is extremely important since carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that can kill in just a short period of time. In order to protect everyone in your house from carbon monoxide, it’s a good idea to have your boiler inspected regularly and install a carbon monoxide detector.
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Signs Your Boiler Needs Repair
- Unusual sounds: A lot of noise indicates that something is wrong. The pump or fan may need to be replaced if they are making clanging, whirring, or banging sounds. In contrast, whistling or gurgling sounds may indicate low water pressure in your boiler.
- Foul odor: Carbon monoxide leaks are often accompanied by a foul odor. The smell of carbon monoxide is not the actual gas itself, but rather a result of your boiler not burning properly. A yellow flame is another sign that your boiler is leaking carbon dioxide. Normally, a boiler's flame should be blue.
- Increased heating bill: Your boiler may have a leak or another issue that requires repair. You can save money on heating costs by replacing your old boiler with a new, more energy-efficient one.
- Water leaks: Water damage to your walls and floors can quickly spread after a leak. Check your boiler regularly, and if you notice any leaks, call a repair professional right away.
Your boiler is an integral part of your heating and water heating system. If it fails to work, it can cause major problems. If your boiler is malfunctioning, you could increase your utility bills, decrease your comfort, or even endanger your health. Pay attention to these signs.
Compared to furnaces and heat pumps, boilers typically need fewer repairs, so they make excellent central heating systems. It is typically necessary to perform the following repairs when a repair is needed:
- Kettling: Kettling is a common problem with hot water boilers. This should be the first sign that you need to call in a technician for an inspection if this happens to your heater. It could become a much bigger issue than it is now.
- Leak repair: If the leak originates directly from the boiler tank, you’ve got a big problem on your hands. Most likely, the boiler is corroding through and needs to be replaced. It is possible, however, to repair a leak from a pressure relief valve or a pump. A leak may even be nothing more than condensation in some cases!
- Changing corroded parts: When rust or corrosion gets into a boiler tank, it almost always means the boiler must be discarded and replaced. In some cases, a repair professional can rescue the boiler if corrosion is limited to replaceable parts, such as the heat exchanger.
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When to Replace Your Boiler
Typically, boilers last 15 years. In spite of the fact that proper maintenance can extend the lifespan of your boiler, you are more likely to experience major mechanical problems or even a complete breakdown in the system. Modernizing your heating system can help reduce service and maintenance costs while increasing reliability and efficiency. It will give you peace of mind to know that you won’t be left in the cold during the winter. This saves you money on fuel bills and repairs.
No matter what kind of boiler you have, proper boiler maintenance is essential to ensure that it runs smoothly.
A licensed residential boiler repair professional should inspect your boiler system at least once a year. Your boiler’s efficiency and safety can be ensured by a skilled technician.
These boiler maintenance tips will keep you warm, safe, and save you money.
Maintain a well-ventilated boiler
In order for boilers to function properly, they need space. As long as the stored goods do not crowd the boiler, people typically use boiler rooms as additional storage.
Ensure that coats and other items aren’t hung over the boiler.
Inspect the insulation
One small, exposed area can significantly reduce the efficiency of a boiler when transferring heat.
A poorly insulated boiler will lose heat, reducing its efficiency. Routinely check your boiler’s insulation for holes and weak spots to ensure it’s in working order.
Maintain a high water pressure
Keeping your home warm and comfortable requires water pressure to circulate through pipes and radiators. In order to make sure you have the correct water pressure, you should check the pressure gauge (see the unit’s manual for the appropriate levels).
Boiler Services by Blue Mountain
Count on Blue Mountain Service for prompt, friendly, and professional service for your Waynesboro, Staunton, or Harrisonburg home. Whether you need boiler repair, maintenance, or installation, you can count on us to get the job done quickly.
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