While it does not seem like the right time to be concerned about boilers in Langley, it is actually the perfect time for a tune up. The majority of boiler problems occur in the coldest weather, when you need the heat the most.
A licensed plumber can examine your boiler system to ensure that it is functioning optimally and is ready for the winter months. Otherwise, you may experience some of these issues:
- Lack of heat or hot water.
- Leaks and drips from the pressure valve, pump seal, pipes or tank.
- Noises like whistling, banging or gurgling due to low water pressure, kettling, air in the system or pending pump failure.
- The pilot light extinguishes. This may be due to a draft, excess deposits in the pilot light or a malfunctioning thermocouple.
- The condensate pipe (the one that leads to the outside drain) is frozen.
- Loss of boiler pressure may lead to insufficient central heating. This may be caused by a water leak in the system, bleeding radiators or a broken pressure relief valve.
- If the thermostat goes on and off at strange times or is not accurate, it may need to be replaced.
- Kettling is the rumbling noise that sounds like a tea kettle is boiling. Sludge and lime scale buildup on the heat exchanger restricts water flow and overheats the water.
- Inadequate heat from the radiators. The could be caused by air buildup or sludge in the system.
- A boiler that keeps turning off may be from a thermostat problem, insufficient water flow, low water pressure or poor pump circulation.
While these issues can be fixed, it would be better to not have to worry about them at all. Schedule maintenance on your boilers in Langley today with the experts at High Mark Plumbing. Call (604) 678-9440 to make an appointment for this important maintenance service.