In Pleasantville and surrounding parts of Central New Jersey, boilers can provide more than 20 years of reliable heating. If your system isn’t performing optimally, here are a few tips to help you pinpoint if you need a boiler repair before you call a heating repair company.
1. Boiler Leaks
Water leaks are typically caused by faulty expansion tasks, pressure relief valves or seals. These conditions can affect the system’s operating pressure and cause water damage if they aren’t addressed promptly.
2. Excessive Noise and Kettling
Baseboard heaters are nearly silent when they’re performing optimally. If you’ve noticed the volume increasing, have our boiler repair experts inspect the system. Excessive noise is often linked to air or pressure imbalances and limescale buildup, which causes a rumbling noise known as kettling.
3. Circulator Pump Problems
The circulator pump distributes hot water to your baseboard heaters, which makes it one of the most important parts of your boiler. In addition to causing water leaks and increased operating noise, faulty circulator pumps and incorrect flow rates can dramatically decrease the system’s heating performance.
4. Starting Difficulties
If your boiler isn’t firing, there could be a problem with the pilot light, ignition system or thermostat. High-efficiency boilers are equipped with automatic shutoffs that disable the system if the intake vent is blocked by snow or debris or the condensate drain is frozen.
5. Thermostat and Aquastat Issues
Your boiler has two temperature controls. The thermostat sets the temperature in your home, and the aquastat monitors the unit’s internal operating conditions. When these controls aren’t functioning properly, the unit may run continuously, fail to start or maintain a temperature outside the normal range. If you’ve tried resetting the thermostat and replacing the battery, it might be time for a heating repair.
Regardless of the symptoms you’ve noticed, tackling the problem quickly is the best way to protect yourself from worsening issues while ensuring that your family has heat and hot water. For assistance with boiler repairs or other heating issues, call Jenkins and Sons Plumbing & Heating today.