Five Clear Signs You Need Boiler Repair

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Five Clear Signs You Need Boiler Repair

Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing knows radiant heating systems and the boilers that provide the heat are extraordinarily reliable, but that doesn’t mean you can just ignore them. There are some telltale signs it’s time to call in the professionals for a boiler repair in your Waterford, MI home.

No Heat at All

Yes, this is a pretty good sign you need some professional help. Some common reasons this happens are:

  • Air in the system
  • Problems with the circulation pump
  • Loss of water
  • Thermostat is malfunctioning

Signs of Water Leaks

Remember, radiant heating is a closed system. If there’s any sign of water leaks it indicates a need for boiler repairs. Some leak repairs are minor while others can need extensive work or even a boiler replacement.

A Noisy Boiler

Boilers and radiant systems should operate virtually silently. Rumbling, banging, whistling, or gurgling sounds indicate there’s a problem somewhere. Mineral deposits in the boiler or air in the system are common causes of noisy operation.

Pilot Light Won’t Stay Lit

Many times, this is caused by a defective thermocouple. Since this also involves the gas line it should only be addressed by a professional technician. Note: Kotz isn’t saying you can’t try relighting a pilot light that has gone out, but if it won’t stay lit then it’s time for a boiler repair.

Low Water Pressure

If this happens, a safety cutoff switch will turn off the boiler. Some causes of low water pressure include pump problems, water leaks, and air in the system. 

An Ounce of Prevention

If the boiler in your Waterford, MI home is displaying any of these symptoms you should call Kotz now to make an appointment. Many, if not all, of the problems we just listed can be prevented with regular boiler maintenance. At the top of the list is an annual boiler cleaning. This can remove minerals and sediment that reduce the efficiency of your boiler. Additionally, an inspection by a professional technician can find and fix any water leaks and make sure air is not getting into the system. For more great information be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.