Signs Your Boiler Needs To Be Repaired


Boilers are the part of your radiant heating system that supplies the hot water. It’s important to get regular maintenance on a boiler. If your boiler doesn’t get at least a yearly once over, you may see some of the following signs as indications your boiler may be in need of a check up. 

Boiler is Leaking: When addressed early, a leaking boiler is often easily repaired. However, when the leaking is ignored, it can translate into money wasted from extra water lost through the leakage. Often, the boiler will continue to run even with water leaks, however the problem will only continue to worsen. It should be seen by a professional as soon as you notice the water coming from the boiler. 

Unusual Sounds from the Boiler: It’s not unusual to hear a sound when your boiler is turned on. Hissing sounds should be concerning. This can be a symptom that your boiler is overheating or experiencing temperatures that are extreme. Often “clunking” or banging sounds indicate a build up of sediment causing uneven water distribution, or the pump has failed. Ignoring the noises will allow the problem to go continue and in effect, worsen.

Unusual Smells from the Boiler: If any odd smells are noticed being emitted from your boiler, call a professional immediately to service the unit. Emissions in the vicinity of your boiler can indicate a leak that could be serious. 

Boiler Pilot Light Switching to “Off”: This can be an indication of a more serious issue with your boiler. The pilot light will switch itself off if there are issues with the water pressure. It will not stay lit if there is a problem with the safety device that turns off the boiler for gas leak prevention, called a thermocouple. It will also turn off if there is a carbon monoxide leak, which should be addressed as soon as possible.

Many of these issues can result in life threatening situations, if you’re experiencing any of these, make sure your boiler is seen by a professional as soon as possible. It’s smart to get your boiler serviced at least once a year to ensure it is functioning properly and address any issues. An HVAC professional can clean, test for leaks, and make sure your boiler is running at its most efficient.

Is the boiler in your Overland Park home need to be repaired? Call Priced Right Heating and Cooling at (913) 713-5911 and schedule a service call today!

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