Your boiler system is one of the most important components of your home. Making sure that it’s in tip-top working condition is important – as tiny issues neglected today can become huge, costly issues tomorrow.
However, as is the case with anything – even with a high level of care, there’s still a chance that something can go wrong and knowing what signs to look for is important. That’s what we’re here to discuss today. Here are some signs that you should be on the lookout for – that might indicate that your boiler system is in need of repairs.
Notice the profound CAPS LOCK we used on old! Boiler technology has come a long way in the last few decades and a lot of what works in the 90’s should still theoretically work today. But we would suggest that you constantly keep up on your boiler if it’s anywhere around 15 years of age. Signs of distress usually begin to present themselves around that age. We’re not saying they will or that you’ll need a new boiler soon – we’re merely suggest that you keep an extra watchful eye on it.
If you notice that your boiler is leaking – do not ignore it. Not only can water cause significant damage to your home, it could also be an indicator that something is wrong with your boiler. And while it should go without saying – even small leaks mean that your boiler will have to work harder to produce hot water. That means it’s running less efficiently and it’ll cost you more money. Simply put – if you see a leak, call a pro.
Odors could be a number of issues unrelated to your boiler – such as a gas leak or mildew. But if you smell it near your boiler, get it checked out by a pro. It could be a faulty coil, leaks, mold and a whole range of issues that can not only cause structural damage to your house, but also threaten the health and well being of the people who live in it. If your boiler is smelly – get it checked out.
If you notice that your water gets too hot or too cold too easily, then you might have an issue with your boiler system. It’s usually an indicator that the water isn’t circulating properly and when that’s happening – it’s harder for the boiler to not only maintain consistent temperature levels in your water – but throughout your heating system as well.
Don’t avoid the inevitable
If you find yourself frequently calling professionals and paying for repairs over and over – it’s time to get a new boiler. Seriously, you’re better off biting the bullet at that point and installing something new. Boilers have a special way of letting us know when they’ve had enough, so don’t drag it out.
If you’re having issues with your boiler, we offer a full range of emergency and routine maintenance services to meet your needs. Be mindful of these potential issues and if you notice one or many of them popping up – give us a call. Good luck!