In winter, your boiler is put to the test, and it is the worst time your boiler can break down because the temperature is below freezing point.
There are so many reasons why a boiler would break down from low water levels to broken diaphragms.
We’ll look at the most common boiler problems.
- Water leakage
When you notice excess water surrounding your water tank or pipes, your boiler might be leaking. The issue may be that the boiler is old, rust build-up is forming, or improper fitting.
Leaks may also be a result of a broken pump seal or pressure valve. That is why you need to call a technician to diagnose the cause of the issue.
- Thermostat malfunction
The intended function of a thermostat is to retain the appropriate temperature for hot water and heat in the home.
But sometimes, you find that the reading is wrong or the thermostat is not allowing the boiler to heat the home. When this happens, it may be the settings are inaccurate, and you need to reset.
So, make sure the thermostat is on; if it doesn’t fix the issue, it only means your thermostat is broken.
- Frozen condensate pipe
A condensate pipe functions by transporting acidic water produced by the boiler’s gas waste to an outside drain. During winter, the condensate pipe is at great risk of freezing.
When the pipe freezes, your boiler will alert you by displaying a code. To fix the issue, you can place a warm cloth or warm water bottle on the pipes or call a heating technician.
- The boiler produces unusual sounds
If you notice a deep rumbling noise coming from your boiler, you may be experiencing significant damage.
The problem may arise from sludge or limescale build-up on the heat exchanger, making the boiler work harder to deliver hot water or heat.
If the damage is left unattended, you may end up with higher bills and a shorter lifetime for your boiler.
- There’s no pilot light
If your boiler’s pilot light is out, the problem may be:
- Residue build-up on the pilot light
- Faulty thermocouple which may stop gas supply
While you can troubleshoot some of these problems, handling boilers can be very dangerous; that is why you need to hire a technician for boiler repair or replacement if necessary.
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