Many homeowners in our area enjoy the use of a boiler system to heat their homes. If you are one such homeowner, you need to be aware of signs that can indicate that it is time for an expert to attend to your boiler before a full breakdown ensues. To help you discern these signs, and get ahead of a potential repair for your boiler system in Bethel Park, our experts have put together some of the more common signs or problems to be aware of:
- Loud noises – one of the benefits of a boiler is that it is a very quiet system. The only sound you should hear is the burner, and even that should be pretty subdued. If you are hearing any kind of sound beyond that, it is time to call for help.
- Constant on and off cycling – have you noticed that your boiler is constantly turning on and off? This is something known as short-cycling, and it isn’t good for your boiler system at all. A few things can cause short-cycling, but the most important thing is to have it repaired as soon as possible.
- Strong odors – it is normal to have a faint smell around your boiler, particularly if it has just turned on for the season, but there never be any consistent, strong odors emanating from your boiler system. Should you smell something consistently, it is time to call for a technician.
- Excessive rust – yes, your boiler uses water to heat your home, but this doesn’t mean it is ok to have a rusty unit. In fact, great measures are taken so that the water and metal do not interact. Excessive corrosion is a sign that unwanted moisture or water is coming from somewhere and it should be repaired right away.
The experts from Boehmer Heating & Cooling have been helping customers with their heating systems since 1933. If you are seeing the signs that your boiler is in need of repair, call us right away!