Expert Boiler Service
Signs That You Need Boiler Repair
Heating system breakdowns are a major inconvenience for homeowners. In some cases, you can prevent a complete failure by paying attention to your boiler and recognizing the signs of an imminent problem. These can include:
- HIGH UTILITY COSTS: If your boiler is not working properly, it may use more energy, causing your utility bills to increase.
- POOR HEATING PERFORMANCE: When the boiler cannot heat your home properly or evenly, there may be a problem with the burners, radiators, radiant systems, or pressure controls.
- FREQUENT CYCLING: A boiler that turns on and off frequently may have overheating problems, heat loss, low water levels, abnormally high pressure, or control problems.
- COOL SPOTS: If parts of your radiators, baseboard heaters, or radiant flooring are cooler than others, there may be excessive air in the system, corrosion, mineral accumulations, or water leaks.
- STRANGE NOISES: Abnormal noises like gurgling, banging, or rumbling could indicate excessive air, improper combustion, or other problems.
- WATER LEAKS: Water leaks or abnormally high water bills may indicate that there is a plumbing, pressure relief valve, or heat exchanger leak.
If you notice these or any other signs of boiler problems, call us and we’ll send a technician to identify the problem quickly and offer the most cost-effective, reliable repair options for your needs. Our expert technicians can handle most common boiler problems, from replacing leaking pressure valves and failed water-regulators to repairing flue leaks and combustion problems.
The Importance of Boiler Maintenance
Routine boiler maintenance can help prevent many performance problems and system failures, while extending the life of your boiler and minimizing your energy costs. We offer convenient, affordable service plans with scheduled maintenance visits, service reminders, and discounts on many repairs.
When to Consider a New Boiler
Boilers can operate reliably for many years with proper maintenance but as the system ages and repair costs increase, it may be worth considering an early replacement. A new boiler may be worth the investment if any of the following are true:
- AGE: Boilers that are over 10 or 15 years will likely require replacement sooner than later.
- LACK OF EFFICIENCY: Older boilers are often less than 70 AFUE, while the latest models average from 80 to 90 AFUE and above. If you have high gas bills or repair costs, an upgrade may save you money in the long-term.
- UNRELIABLE: When your boiler requires frequent repairs, or has significant problems, like a heat exchanger leak, it may be time to replace it.