We are admittedly very early in the heating season, but you must remember that there is no time during which you can guarantee with absolute certainty that your boiler will not encounter operational problems. Because it is always best to have any problems with one’s boiler resolved sooner than later, it only makes sense to learn to identify the warning signs of boiler problems. We’ve put together a few examples of some common indicators below. If you have any concerns regarding your boiler, or suspect the need for professional boiler repairs in West Jordan, UT, just give us a call. Design Comfort is available to help.
Pilot Light Goes Out
There are a few reasons as to why the pilot light in your boiler assembly may go out. Because this pilot light is necessary in the operation of the boiler, allowing for the combustion of fuel, it is important that any issues with an unreliable pilot light are resolved as soon as possible. You may have a faulty thermocouple stemming the flow of gas to your boiler, for instance, or there may just be a buildup of some sort rendering it unreliable.
Do you use old steam radiators in order to distribute heat throughout your home? If so, you know that there is nothing more frustrating than turning on the boiler, only to find that your radiators are still ice cold some time later. You may need to have your system flushed or chemically cleaned in order to resolve the problem, as corroded pipes can lead to the accumulation of sludge in the system. This can inhibit the flow of hot water throughout.
Boiler Cycles Off
You don’t want your boiler running all of the time, of course, but it also should not be switching itself off shortly after coming on, either. You may have low water pressure in your system, or a pump within the system may be malfunctioning. There are a number of potential causes for just about any boiler problem. The important thing to remember is that our professional technicians are here to resolve your boiler issues.