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Exploring HVAC Maintenance and Repairs

Hi there, my name is Michelle. I created this site to talk to you about maintaining your HVAC system on your own and with help from contractors. Your HVAC system controls the temperature and air quality in your home. When this system starts to malfunction, you may notice a decrease in your comfort levels. You can perform preventative maintenance to keep this system running year round. From these posts you'll hopefully be able to learn about DIY and professional maintenance tasks that need to be performed regularly. My site will also cover common faults and repairs for HVAC components. Thank you.

Top Signs Residential Boiler Repair Is Needed

Residential boilers are a popular heating choice for homeowners. They can perform well for many years when they are properly maintained. One issue that homeowners encounter is the need for boiler repairs. A boiler that needs repairs may give subtle clues that something is wrong. Unfortunately, some homeowners either don't notice the signs or dismiss them as unimportant. The following points identify common signs that a boiler repair is needed.


The water produced by a boiler should be clear. If it produces sediment, it is likely a sign that there are deposits of minerals or dirt within the unit. A plumber can perform diagnostic tests to determine the type of sediment in the water. The unit will likely need to be drained to remove the dirty water. Then it will need to be flushed out with clean water. 


Individuals expect their boilers to produce hot water. However, a boiler that overheats may have thermostat issues. The issue may also be related to the control system. Sometimes a thermostat might be in good condition but set at the wrong temperature. It is a good idea to advise all household members not to adjust the thermostat without advising the rest of the household. 

Switches Off Frequently

There are several issues that can cause this phenomenon. Failing thermostats are a common issue and easy to fix. Boilers require proper working pumps to circulate water in the unit and force it into homes. If there is a broken pump, the unit will shut because it will sense that there is a broken part. Some homeowners who experience have air trapped in their boilers. Since there are several causes for boilers switching off, it is best to let a plumber make a diagnosis and perform the appropriate repairs.

Odd Noises

Boilers are one of the major household appliances that operate quietly. If they produce noises, it is likely due to mineral deposits built up in the units. Broken pumps and air in the units may also result in noisy operations. If the bearings in a boiler get damaged, they will produce grinding noises and need to be replaced.

A plumber is a good resource to use for boiler inspections, maintenance, and repairs. They can recommend a servicing schedule to ensure that boilers have optimal performance. Prompt repairs can save individuals money. Delayed repairs can result in boilers being unable to produce hot water. It can also cause severe damage. 

For more information, contact a local boiler repair company.