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Boiler Problems That Can Happen in Late Winter

Most Elm Grove, LA residents don’t give much thought how their boiler functions, until it has a problem. Even then, as it’s nearing the end of winter you may be tempted to hold off on repairs until next winter. This could prove to be a detrimental mistake as small issues have a way of turning into expensive boiler repairs.

While you may be able to address some small boiler repairs, others require a qualified professional. Below, we’ve listed some of the most common boiler problems that can happen in late winter.

  • There’s no heat or hot water: This may be caused by a broken airlock or motorized valve failure.
  • The pilot light keeps going out: Deposit buildup in the pilot light could prevent it from staying on, or you could have a broken thermocouple.
  • The boiler is experiencing pressure loss: Leaks could cause a loss of boiler pressure. Additionally, problems with the pressure relief valve or expansion vessel could cause this problem.
  • You hear unusual noises: Have you noticed banging, whistling, or gurgling noises? Air in the system could be the cause, or this could be because the water pressure is too low. In older systems, pump failure could be the cause.
  • Leaking and dripping is occurring: There are a variety of issues that could cause your boiler to leak water. To determine the cause, a professional will need to know where the water is leaking from.
  • The thermostat is losing accuracy: If your thermostat is turning the heat on or off when it’s not supposed to, it could be time to invest in a newer, more energy-efficient thermostat.

Routine maintenance will help fend off these problems and potentially even prevent new problems from occurring. Remember, the longer you put off any necessary boiler repairs, the worse off your system is likely to be.

Contact Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration today to schedule boiler maintenance and repairs!

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