You want to make sure that you are ready to take on the cold weather. The cold weather seems to last and become more frigid as the season pushes on. Most people start to take out their jackets, sweaters, gloves and more. The layers are needed to keep a person warm but you also want to make sure that you have a home that is warm. The house can stay warm by using a boiler, heater or furnace. They need to be in good working condition to ensure that you have a comfortable house. When it comes to a boiler you want to make sure you know what could be wrong with it.
Absolute P&M Services outlines some common problems that could go wrong with your boiler.
One of the common problems that people have with their boiler is that they can start to leak. The boiler uses water as a component to create the heat that is needed to warm the house. When there is any appliance that is using water it can overtime spring a leak. The leak can be caused by many things that usually can be repaired. There are some leaks that will require the unit to be replaced. The leak can come from a faulty valve or a seal that has been worn out. You want to make sure that if you notice any leak at all you have it inspected and repaired right away. A leak is a sign that the boiler is damaged but it can also lead to water damage around the area as well.
Boiler Pilot Light Won’t Ignite
Another issue that you may come across is with the pilot light. There are lots of boilers that use gas to create the heat. The gas is running a small steady stream that is being burned up with a small light called the pilot light. The pilot light is there is create the start that is needed when the boiler is turned on. You want to make sure that you have a pilot light that is healthy and is on at all times. If there is a pilot light that is not healthy and is not on you want to make sure that a professional checks it and relights it. There may need to be some repairs that are made to ensure that the pilot light is healthy.
Another issue that you may start to notice is that the boiler is making noise that it should not. The boiler should be able to run smoothly and quietly. When you start to hear rumbling when the boiler is being used it can be a sign called kettling. The term is coined because the sound is similar to a tea pot that is kettling. This sound is caused when there are lime scale and other build up that is in the tank. The builup makes it so that there is restricted water flow and that makes the sound. You want to make sure that you have your boiler inspected as soon as you start to hear these types of sounds.