Cool weather has arrived, and it will only get cooler as we go. You need your heating system to be up-to-snuff. Chances are good you have a furnace or a boiler, and in today’s blog, we’re going to talk to the owners of boilers.
Half of the energy in your home goes to heating and cooling, so it’s to your advantage to make your systems as efficient as possible. That doesn’t always mean investing in new technology; sometimes, it’s just a matter of ensuring your current system is running at its best. This will not only be kind to your wallet; it will keep you more comfortable. The key is making sure you can face the cold months with confidence. If your boiler seems troubled, it’s a good idea to get it inspect to determine if you have a dinosaur on its last legs or your system just needs some tweaks.
Signs Your Boiler Needs an Inspection
We all cross our fingers when we start heating systems for the first time in a season, hoping nothing has happened to create problems. There are a few issues that may crop up, and they don’t always mean you need a new unit. Here are a few things will check on your boiler to ensure it’s running at its best:
The pilot light
If your boiler isn’t working as it should, it may just have a pilot light that keeps getting blown out by a draft. There could be something blocking the gas nozzle. Because the pilot light is responsible for giving your boiler what it needs to start, it is definitely the first thing to check.
If you aren’t getting the heat you need despite setting your thermostat correctly, the thermostat itself might be having problems. We will check to make sure your thermostat is calibrated correctly and working effectively. If not, it can easily be replaced.
The water pressure
Boilers use water to heat your home, either piping hot water or steam through special registers in your rooms to make things toasty. When the system loses pressure, it won’t be able to get heat to your rooms effectively. Most commonly, boilers lose water pressure because of broken pressure relief valves. However, the leak could be happening anywhere in the system, so you will definitely want our help identifying what is going on and where.
Noises coming from the boiler
If you hear a deep rumbling coming from your boiler, you’re actually hearing “kettling.” It is usually caused by a buildup of limescale within the boiler’s heat exchanger, and it should not be ignored. Contact us, and we will clean up the system to get rid of any harmful buildups. Cleaning not only extends the life of your boiler, it can save you money by allowing your boiler to function at its best.
At James Brown Heating and Air Conditioning, we have served Charlotte for years and we understand the challenges that come with cooler weather. We are here to ensure that you and yours will be snug all winter long. Contact us for HVAC installation, repair, and beyond today!