Boilers have a well-earned reputation for longevity, mainly because of their lack of moving parts. Fewer moving parts means fewer opportunities for various malfunctions to occur, which translates into a longer lifespan compared to other systems. Boilers are not immune to everything, However. Your boiler can still develop a problem, and probably will at some point in its service life. If you want to keep your boiler in the best possible condition, you’re going to need to be familiar with the signs that the system is in trouble.
Dropping output is never a good sign for any climate control system, including boilers. Typically, this could mean a couple of things. If the output failure is localized, like to one room of the home, it could be a leak in the pipes somewhere. If the output drop applies to the entire house, it might be a problem with the circulation pump. Regardless, it’s something that you want to have a professional check out as quickly as possible.
All heating systems have to worry about leaks of one form or another. For boilers, it’s water leaks you need to be concerned with. If you notice a leak of any kind in your boiler, you shouldn’t ignore it. Even small leaks can eventually grow to be big ones, and that means more problems for you.
Kettling is when your boiler makes a deep rumbling sound during operation. That sound is caused by water becoming trapped in the boiler heat exchanger until it evaporates, which puts pressure on the pipe until it ruptures. You need to turn off your boiler and call for repairs as soon as you notice this happening, unless you want to have to replace a good chunk of the system.
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