Common Boiler Problems and What Causes Them

- 8:59 am - November 13th, 2019

You’re relying more heavily on your home heating system as the temperatures drop and you’re likely counting on it to last through the winter. In that case, be sure to be on the lookout for any problems that might arise! 

If you’re using a boiler to heat your Pennsylvania, Maryland or Delaware home, here are some indications of an underlying issue to keep an eye out for, and what could be causing them to help you better understand what’s going on.

Radiators do not heat 
If you notice that the radiators throughout your home aren’t heating up entirely or at all, it may be due to a buildup of air, rust in the pipes, or an issue with the pump not circulating hot water properly.

Noisy boiler
A noisy boiler is often caused by a buildup of limescale in the heat exchanger. Banging, gurgling, rumbling or whistling pipes can be caused by a buildup of limescale or air in the system.

Leaking or dripping 
If puddles of water constantly appear around the boiler, it’s a sign that there are either loose connections inside the boiler or broken parts that are allowing water to leak out.

Losing pressure
When a boiler loses pressure, it’s usually caused by a water leak. Keep an eye out for any puddles! If you don’t notice any leaking, there could also be a problem with the equipment’s expansion vessel.

If you notice one or all of these signs with your boiler, don’t hesitate to reach out to Alger Oil & Propane – Your reliable full-service home comfort providers who specialize in the installation and maintenance of home heating equipment! Contact us today to learn more about our services.