Troubleshooting Boiler Problems: Use This Handy Guide
by Greg Leisgang on March 21, 2013
Posted in: Boilers
In most circumstances, a boiler will generally account for approximately 60 percent of your household energy costs. They have a phenomenal amount of work to do throughout the year and deserve regular preventive maintenance. Without regular attention, they can have unexpected issues. Troubleshooting boiler problems can help.
Troubleshooting boiler problems
It's important that you know what issues to look out for and what measures you should take. The most common issues include:
- No heat or hot water – This is one of the most common boiler problems. There could be a significant amount of potential causes, such as broken airlocks, a broken thermostat or even low water levels. Contact a pro to determine the exact cause, as well as the best course of action.
- Leaking and dripping – Again, there can be a wide selection of problems that could cause leaking and dripping. It can be very difficult to pinpoint what's causing the issue, so if this ever happens to your boiler you should consult a professional.
- Dysfunctional pilot light – This can be a very frustrating problem. The most common reason for this is a broken thermocouple, which will prevent gas from supplying the pilot light. This may require replacement parts, which can only be fitted by a professional.
If you're having problems with your boiler, or if you feel it's about time for an annual service tune-up, contact a professional contractor to prevent further issues from occurring.
If you're looking for expert advice on troubleshooting boiler problems, contact the experts at JonLe Heating & Cooling. We've been proudly serving Butler County and the Greater Cincinnati area since 1959.
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