The boiler, also known as a heater, is an appliance that’s used mainly for heating up water. Most people don’t pay much attention to the centralized heating system in their house. As winter approaches, many simply expect everything to work normally when they turn on the heating system. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. Without proper maintenance, your heater is very likely to break down. So, like any other appliance or other piece of equipment there are steps to follow to keep your boiler running at its best. Here are some of the most common issues that most people face with their boilers.
If the boiler isn’t heating up the water properly, there can be a number of related causes. Common causes include a broken airlock, or diaphragm, or the motorized valves stop working. A potential cause of this is also a broken thermostat. A good way to diagnose the problem is to first check if the issue is caused by a malfunctioning thermostat, or if there’s a problem with the heater. If you don’t know much about the different components in your heater, it’s best to call a registered engineer to inspect the heater, and determine the issue.
If you can hear loud noises coming from the heater every time you turn it on, it might be caused by air kettling in the heater. A good way to figure this out is to determine the kind of noise it is. If it’s a similar sound as that made by a kettle, it’s probably due to kettling in the boiler. Again, it’s best not to tinker with the boiler if you don’t know what you are doing. Usually, it’s best if you rely on the services of a professional to inspect and repair the issue. Tinkering may cause further damage and increase your overall costs.
If you are experiencing any of these issues with your boiler, or none of them and your boiler still isn’t working properly, call in an experienced technician to make sure the problem is solved correctly. Contact Mason Mechanical Services LLC for more information. You can follow them on Google+ for more information.