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Common Boiler Problems

Do you have a boiler that's been acting up? Boiler repairs can be costly and exhausting, but with some knowledge of what can go wrong, they won't seem as daunting. Here are a few examples of common issues that might come up:

Boiler making loud noises

Have you noticed your boiler making unusual noises lately?Does it sound like a rumbling or even a banging coming from inside the heating unit? This sound is called "Kettling".  Kettling is caused by hard water in the area, or mineral deposits, which can cause metal corrosion if not dealt with properly.

In time, the deposits it creates will alter the pressure levels in the boiler. If your boiler is kettling, then it could spring a leak or even represent a threat to your entire house.This is a sign it’s time for a boiler repair.

Boiler Dripping or boiler leaking:

Our customers often complain that their boiler is leaking - it's one of the most common issues.Your boiler can be leaking from a faulty pressure or temperature valve or from faulty pumps or seals that can become weak or loose. However, when the drip comes from within the tank, it is a serious issue. That is a sign your boiler has been corroding for some time. In the case of your boiler leaking water, it is best to contact a professional to diagnose and conduct a boiler repair.

No Heat

The worst case scenario is when your boiler does not generate heat. However, it's impossible to tell what the cause could be without a boiler repair. A faulty ignition system, a damaged pump, or even a broken thermostat may have caused the problem. Another possibility could be that a safety switch has disabled the boiler.

Boiler repair in Baltimore, Lutherville-Timonium, Ellicott City, MD and the surrounding areas doesn’t happen all that often since boilers are very sturdy. However, they will still break down at some point, which is why you need to be aware of what problems may occur with your system.

What are signs your boiler may break down? Check out below!

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I scheduled a next day appointment between 11:00-2:00. Stephen phoned to tell me he would be here at 11:00. He quickly discovered the problem with my boiler and repaired it. He was friendly and professional.

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Common Signs that Your Boiler is Failing:

Vents Blowing Cold Air

Not Warm Enough

Not Warm Enough

Strange Noises

Strange Noises

Furnace Odors

Bad Odors

High Utility Bills

High Utility Bills

Furnace Leaking Water

Boiler Leaking Water

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Bubbling Questions:

How Many Years Does A Boiler Last?

In general, boilers have a life expectancy of 15  to 20 years. In old boilers efficiency declines, but when your boiler is serviced regularly for maintenance, it can maintain its maximum lifespan. In this way, you ensure your boiler is performing up to the industry's standards and reduce the risk of future repairs.

How Does A Boiler System Work?

Boilers are powered by gas. Within the boiler, the gas is ignited. This is what will heat the copper pipes full of water, also known as heat exchangers. As the copper pipes heat up, so does the water inside them. By using a pump, hot water will then be distributed throughout the unit. Its final destination will be the radiators in each of your rooms. They will fill up with hot water and heat up themselves. The heat transfers from the radiators to the air in your room, making it warm.

How Many Types Of Boilers Are There?

There are 2 types of boilers:

Hot water boiler: Hot water boilers always have a full tank of hot water. The water reaches an average temperature of 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever you want to heat up a room, water is pumped through pipes and pushed all the way to your radiator.

Steam boiler: Water in the boiler has to be heated up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit before it can be used to produce steam. It will be pressurized to fill your pipes so that it can travel toward your radiator.

Should I replace my gas boiler?

Here’s a good rule of thumb. If all the repairs have costed you more than 40 percent the price of a new boiler, it’s time to say goodbye to the old one. Because your old boiler is now beyond economical repair. Boiler Replacement will be much more cost-effective in the long run. This means that you can keep repairing it, but if you add up all the bills you will see it would make more sense to get a replacement.

Also consider a boiler replacement when:

You want to move the system’s location. If you’re thinking about relocating your boiler, you might actually want to change it altogether. It’s a solution that will cause less hassle. You will have the chance to upgrade to a more energy-efficient unit as you do so instead of keeping the same, old boiler in a different spot in your house.

It rates low of the energy efficiency scale. A boiler that scores very low in terms of energy efficacy will be the cause of high bills. Therefore, if you invest in a more modern one that has higher efficiency, you can save when it comes to your bills.

You want to sell or even rent your house. Needless to say, a house that has a brand-new boiler will be very appealing to potential buyers. Therefore, it may pay out to invest in a boiler replacement today.

How much does a gas boiler replacement cost?

There are many different factors that effect the cost of a boiler replacement, so it won't be possible to narrow down the price until your needs are evaluated by a HVAC Comfort Advisor. Although boiler replacements typically range between $6,000- $15,000. 

Does my gas boiler need Maintenance? 

We recommend that you service your boiler every year. This way the technician can catch any issues happening with it. Make sure you do it before winter. Therefore, if there are any unpleasant situations, you will be able to fix them long before your house needs to be warmed up.

Providing proper, annual maintenance to your gas boiler will:

Save you money on your bills-
A boiler that runs as smoothly as possible will save a lot of energy. And you know what that means – lower bills for you! That’s the happy outcome of getting your boiler serviced.
Steer you clear of breakdowns-
Having a professional take care of it will enable you to catch small and possibly invisible problems very early on. In this way you will keep it in a superb condition and avoid nasty breakdowns that would cost you a lot of money otherwise. Not to mention a breakdown will leave you with no heat or hot water until the problem is fixed.
Prolong your boiler's lifespan-
When you keep it running as smoothly as possible, you will also delay it being replaced by a new one. The replacement will come at a very high cost that will put a strain on your budget far more than servicing would.

Why Pilot Light On Boiler Keeps Going Out ?

The most common reason for why a pilot light won't stay lit on boiler is a faulty thermocouple. The thermocouple is a safety feature which turns off the gas if the pilot light is not lit. So, if this device is dirty, worn, or broken, your pilot light will not hold a flame. Learn more about why your pilot light keeps going out and how to relight it here!

Premium Comfort With A SuperTech Boiler Repair 

There are a number of things that can go wrong with your boiler, and it’s always best to be prepared. We know the importance of having an effective system in place for heating your home or business throughout all seasons. 

Whether you need a boiler repair, maintenance or replacement, we can help. We have the expertise and know-how to get your boiler working again as fast as possible, while still providing premium craftsmanship. The last thing you want is for your heating system to break down during these cold winter months! Give us a call (443) 219-7798 or schedule online today so that we can stop by and take care of any issues before they become bigger problems later on. You'll be glad you did!

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