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Kettling Is Bad News: Here’s Why

Monday, January 11th, 2021

woman-listeningHaving a home with a boiler may seem a little unconventional to some but it is a great system that keeps you warm and that is all that matters. At least, it is supposed to keep you warm. Lately, you’ve noticed that things seem a bit off with your boiler. It is taking longer to warm things up and your system has started to emit a concerning and, frankly, obnoxious noise. What’s the deal?

The noise you are likely hearing is known as kettling and it is a sign that you need to reach out for boiler repair in Lake Jackson, TX. Let us explain a bit more about kettling and some other warning signs that your boiler is crying out for help so you know when to contact us. We’ll get your heater back in working order in no time.

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3 Signs That You Need Boiler Repair

Monday, December 30th, 2019

Are you one of the homeowners here in Lake Jackson, TX who heats their home with a boiler? Boilers are great for our winter weather because they provide efficient, cost-effective, and comfortable heating services for your entire family. Although boilers boast a wide range of benefits they also have their own problems.

If you ever run into a problem with your boiler, it might be time for you to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We specialize in boiler repair in Lake Jackson, TX. We know how to take care of homeowners in our area. We can handle your problems fast and get your home back up to fighting shape as soon as possible. Call our professionals today.

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Why is My Boiler Making Rumbling Noises?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

BoilerIs your boiler making a sound like an overgrown tea kettle boiling over? If so, you have a bit of a problem. That sound is called kettling, and it is a symptom of a serious issue afflicting a boiler system. We highly recommend that you call on a professional technician for a repair appointment as soon as you notice this sound coming from your boiler. But while you’re waiting for your technician to arrive and fix the problem, read on to find out why kettling is such a big threat to the health of your boiler system.

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Boiler Kettling, What It Is and How to Deal with It

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Boiler-RepairIs your boiler making a sound like a giant kettle boiling? If so, you have a problem. Don’t worry, though. Your boiler (most likely) isn’t going to explode. That sound indicates a problem called kettling. If the issue isn’t dealt with in time, it can cause a wide range of problems for the system including breaking down. Make sure that you call for repairs as soon as you notice your system doing this.

While you’re waiting for your technician to arrive, though, take a look below at what causes kettling and why it’s a problem.

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How to Get Your Boiler Ready for Heating Season

Monday, November 20th, 2017

radiant-heatingIt’s time to get your heating system ready for the next few months, since you’re likely going to be using it quite a bit to keep your home comfortable for the winter. If you’re using a boiler to heat your home, then there are a few tips you should follow in order to make sure that it’s properly prepared. If you don’t follow these tips, you run the risk of having your boiler malfunction on you in the middle of the coldest day of the year. Not a good situation to be in. Have a look at what you can do to get your boiler ready for heating season.

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Signs You Need Boiler Repairs

Monday, January 16th, 2017

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.

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Why Is My Boiler Making That Rumbling Sound?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

If your boiler is making a sound like a large tea kettle boiling, you really shouldn’t ignore it. That sound is called kettling, and it’s a symptom of a serious issue with your boiler system. If it isn’t fixed, it can easily lead to the entire system breaking down. So, read on to find out what causes boiler kettling, and what you should do about it.

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Boiler Issues You Need to be Aware of

Monday, January 11th, 2016

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.

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Help! My Boiler Isn’t Producing Heat

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

A boiler that isn’t producing heat is obviously a big problem, and should be dealt with immediately. There are a few different reasons that your boiler could be skimping on heat production. Some of them are fairly easy to fix, some not so much. Let’s go through each of the possible causes for your boiler failing to produce heat, organized by symptom.

Boiler Isn’t On

If your boiler isn’t turning on at all, no matter how high you set your thermostat, there are two main things you should check. First, have a look at your thermostat and make sure that everything is set correctly. Often, when the heater won’t turn on it’s a sign that the thermostat is either not set correctly or malfunctioning. If the thermostat appears to be operating correctly, check the pilot light under your boiler. If the pilot light is out, that’s probably the cause of your trouble. If you don’t have a standing pilot light, you’ll need to call a professional to further investigate the problem.

Boiler is On, But Not Heating

This is a more distressing problem, as it indicates an issue within the boiler itself. The first thing that a professional will often check in this instance is the hot water circulator. It is quite possible that your boiler is, in fact, producing hot water that simply isn’t being circulated throughout the house. We do not recommend that you check the circulator yourself, as it will be extremely hot.

It is also possible that you have a bad valve somewhere in the system, which is preventing the water from getting to where it needs to go. If you have terminal heaters, like baseboard heaters or iron radiators, they should be checked. A good way to isolate the cause of the problem is to check and see if all of these terminal heaters are cold or just one or two of them. If there is just one or two heaters that are malfunctioning, then it is possible that an air bubble in the system is preventing the water from circulating properly.

If your boiler is having issues, call Switzerland Air and schedule an appointment with us today. We provide professional boiler repair service in the Brazoria, TX area.

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