Boiler Problems? Some Possible Causes | Blog
No matter how good your boiler is, there are still times when boiler problems arise. When trouble strikes, knowing a few of the solutions to the most common problems can save you time and money.
Boilers aren’t especially complicated, but they can be temperamental. One of the most common boiler problems is that the unit simply won’t perform its function. In other words, no hot water. There are a few reasons that this might be happening, depending upon the type of boiler that you have.
- If not enough heat is being produced or there’s no heat at all, there are a couple of potential explanations. The lack of heat could be caused by a change in your water levels. Another option: mineral deposits have built up.
- Check the indicator on the boiler to see what the temperature and the water levels are inside your boiler. If the water level is too low, you can try to change it. However, you may have a buildup of minerals and other deposits, and you can damage your boiler if you do this incorrectly, so it’s best to have a professional work on the unit.
- If your boiler is electric and isn’t putting out enough heat, the thermocouple sensor might not be working properly. The thermocouple regulates the gas flow inside the unit, as well as keeping track of how much heat’s being produced. If the pilot light is out, the thermocouple will cool off.
- Look out for water leaks when you have an electric boiler. The water pressure is one of the major factors that plays into controlling temperature. If water is leaking, the water pressure will decrease.
If you find yourself dealing with boiler problems, contact the professionals at Apollo Home Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. We’ve proudly served homeowners throughout the greater Cincinnati area since 1910.
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