Boilers have been a reliable and economic way to heat your home and other buildings. Boilers use far less components then a furnace which lead to less maintenance and less parts to break down. However, even boilers will at time require repairs and should have yearly maintenance to ensure the boiler’s longevity. When a boiler fail to heat the home, often repairs are needed. North Country Aire will share why a boiler won’t heat the home and what repairs are common with this type of problem.
Boiler Burner Overheating
When a boiler fails to heat the home or a building, often the burner is the culprit. Boiler burners use a jet gas light to create the heat. If the burner fails to ignite, it will result in no heat. The burner when lit, heats the water in the boiler tank which either sends steam or hot water throughout the home or building, depending on the types of boiler. Boiler will either have an electronic igniter often called a pilot light or a gas line that fuel the burners. If the burners aren’t working the pilot light or the gas line needs repair or replacement. If a boiler’s gas line is damages, contact professional repair service immediately. A broken gas line can be dangerous and lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Broken Boiler Circulating Pump
Another reason why a boiler may not be producing heat could be the circulating pump. This pump sends the heated water from the tank and through the piping. If the pump breaks then the home will not get warmed. If the burner are working and there is hot water in the tank in many cases the common problem is the pump. The pump will require to be replaced.
Failing Boiler Heating Element
For electrical heat pump, their is a pair of elements uses inside the boiler’s water tank. Must like a water heater, these elements heat the water inside the tank. For an electrical heat pump it is very common for the element to go out and require to be replaced. Element are easily changed out and can be done quickly by an HVAC technician.
Malfunctioning Boiler Thermostat
Another possibility as to why the home or building isn’t heating correctly can be due to a malfunctioning thermostat. Some thermostat can loose connection to the boiler or have electrical problems. When the home isn’t heating check the thermostat and see if it is on the right setting and properly operating. Often when a HVAC technician to called out they will check the thermostat first then run through other possible culprits.
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When a boiler isn’t heating the reasons can be limited to a few possibilities. However, many of them will require some repairs. To help prevent unexpected boiler failures make sure to have the boiler serviced before the heating seasons. Most basic problems can be prevented and major problems detected earlier on. If you are having problems with your home’s boiler and need professional repair services contact North Country Aire and schedule our services today.