When the temperature begins to drop in Chicago, Il boiler problems begin to present themselves. Nothing can be more unsettling than a busted boiler in the dead of winter. If you find yourself in such a situation there are a few common boiler problems that you can diagnose yourself. If you find that you may have a problem that is not listed here contact the Chicago boiler repair experts at Polar Heating and Air Conditioning for a proper diagnosis. Also, if you are uncomfortable performing boiler repair or boiler maintenance yourself, Polar offers coupons for these services that can offer you significant savings over our already low prices.
Boiler Repair Problems #1: Overheating
Flushing the water out of your boiler is a basic part of maintaining your unit and should performed annually to ensure proper and efficient performance. However, many people neglect to perform boiler maintenance in their Chicago homes. Sediment can infiltrate your boiler through breaks in underground water pipes. This sediment build up can cause overheating and lead to a boiler repair. Sediment build up can be prevented by draining your boiler once a year.
Boiler Repair Problems #2: No Heat
Is the boiler in your Chicago, IL area home not producing heat? Well, chances are good that it’s time to call a boiler repair professional to assess the situation. When your boiler is not heating, it can be the result of several issues including the following. A complete diagnostic evaluation is the quickest way to find the problem.
- Mechanical Failure: Motorized valves, damaged air locks, damaged thermocouple, etc.
- Thermostat: Older thermostats may cause problems such as misreading the inside temperature in your home or shutting your boiler on and off.
- Air In System: If you experience radiators that are cool on top and warm on the bottom, their may be air in your radiator. You, or a professional, can bleed the radiator to solve the problem.
Residential boilers are complex heating systems that require regular maintenance and inspections to ensure that everything is running efficiently and smoothly. These are just a few common boiler problems that can occur and require repair. If you would like to schedule a boiler repair appointment, or a FREE 2nd opinion, contact Polar Heating & Air Conditioning today.