Common Problems Faced By A Boiler

Did you know that a broken boiler can throw a house into chaos especially if the breakdown occurs during the winter months? In fact, it has been seen that mostly a boiler breaks down during the winter. This happens because before the winter season, the boiler stays inactive for quite a long period. The result is that there is too much strain on the central heating system causing the boiler to break down. It has been seen that even if you take care of your boiler certain problems will obviously take place. There are some problems that need attention from qualified HVAC engineers while some of the other problems can be taken care of by the homeowners themselves.

So, let us have a look at some of the problems which are commonly faced by boilers.

No heat or hot water is the commonest of all the problems that is faced by a boiler. The reasons could be various like a broken diaphragms and airlocks, failing of motorized valves, problems with the thermostat or low levels of water. If the issue is with boiler pressure or thermostat then it might be possible that the homeowner solves it all by themselves. On the other hand, if the problem is with airlocks or motorized valve it is better that you get in touch with a qualified professional.

The pilot going out could be another common problem faced by a boiler. The reason could be anything. For example, it could be as simple as the draft blowing the pilot out. It could be even bad thermonuclear and at the same time it could also be debris clogging the gas delivery nozzle. In such a case, the best option is to get in touch with a service engineer.

Leaking and dripping from the gas boiler is among the common issues that are faced by a boiler. The cause could be many. However, in order to determine the cause one must be aware of the source of leak. For example, the most common reason for the leak to happen is a broken internal component like a pump seal or the pressure valve. If the leak comes from the pressure valve it may happen so that the boiler pressure is too high and at the same time if the leak comes from the pump seal it means that it has worn out and it needs to be replaced.

During the cold weather you can expect the condensate pipe to freeze and cause a blockage. This in turn causes a blockage which makes the condensate back up into the boiler and cause a shutdown.

Losing pressure is also another problem faced by boilers. When the boiler pressure drops too low the central heating system will not be able to function properly. One of the reasons for a drop in pressure is a leak in the system. In such a scenario you need to check for any visible leak and in case you find one it is better that you get in touch with a qualified professional.

Last but not the least, when you think that you will not be able to deal with the problem that a boiler faces it is better that you get in touch with an HVAC expert.




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