Boilers have many advantages over other heating systems, one of which is their longevity. Their relative lack of moving parts compared to other systems makes them far less susceptible to various breakdowns. However, they are not invincible. Boilers can still develop problems over years of normal use. If you want to limit damage to the boiler as much as possible, you should be aware of the signs that your system is having issues. The faster you can get the system repaired, the more damage you can prevent. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your boiler is in need of repairs.
A leak of any kind in a water-based system is a bad sign. Even small leaks can eventually grow larger, threatening a rupture and significant water damage to the surrounding area. You should watch for any dripping water from the boiler, as well as rust, which may indicate an imminent leak. As soon as you notice a leak of any kind, you should call for repairs immediately. You don’t want a relatively small issue to threaten the entire system, after all.
Uneven heating is typically the cause of one of two things: either there is a leak in the network near the cold spot or there is a problem with the circulation pump. If there is a leak in the pipe network, you will be able to tell by a wet spot over the affected area. Circulation pump problems, on the other hand, are far more difficult to detect. You will likely need a professional to examine the system for you to determine the exact cause.
If you need repairs done on your boiler, call Switzerland Air. We offer a full range of boiler services throughout Angleton, TX.