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7 Common Boiler Problems… And How to Fix Them!

March 9, 2020

Homeowners throughout the Shenandoah Valley with boilers count on them to get them through the cold winter months in comfort! But just like any other heating systems, things can go wrong with your boiler. Here are just a few issues you could experience, along with what could be causing the problem. With Excel, we’ll help you fix things up and get back on the path to comfort fast!

Are You Experiencing Any of These Boiler Issues in Your Home?

1. My Boiler Is Making Loud Noises

“Why does my boiler sound so loud?” you may be asking yourself. If your boiler keeps making noises like banging, gurgling, or whistling, it’s likely due to air in the system, low pressure, or pump failure. Bleeding your radiator could fix boiler hissing and rumbling problems, but calling a professional is likely the better solution.

2. My Boiler Keeps Turning Off

A boiler that continuously shuts off could be suffering from a number of different issues, including:

  • Thermostat problems

  • Faulty pump

  • Low water pressure

  • Frozen condensate pipe

3. My Boiler’s Pilot Light Is Off

If your boiler pilot light won’t stay on, have you checked to see if your fuel has run out? A broken or faulty thermocouple could also cause the pilot light to go out.

4. My Boiler Is Leaking or Dripping Water

Leaks are a common problem for Harrisonburg and Bridgewater homeowners with boilers. Loose connections can result in water leakage, as can rust and aging equipment. Excel’s team of heating technicians can find the problem and quickly provide you with a fair boiler leak repair cost.

5. My Boiler Pipes Are Frozen!

Nothing’s worse than house pipes that keep freezing! If your boiler has a condensate pipe that runs out of your Elkton house to get rid of excess condensed water, it can sometimes freeze if the outdoor air is cold enough. Thawing a frozen pipe should only be handled by a professional heating and cooling expert.

6. My Radiator Isn’t Getting Hot!

Rusting pipes can obstruct the flow of hot water up to the radiators throughout your Broadway house. A technician will be able to inspect your system, diagnose why your radiators aren’t getting hot, and recommend the best solution.

7. My Thermostat is Broken

Sometimes an old or malfunctioning thermostat can create issues with your boiler system, including water that’s too hot or even a boiler shutoff. Upgrading your equipment can help your boiler work more efficiently, saving you money and improving comfort!

Quality Boiler Services Near You in VA’s Shenandoah Valley!

The vast majority of boiler problems are best left to a qualified professional, but from pilot flame issues to noisy boiler fixes, Excel has a heating solution for your home.

For added convenience, enroll in our Comfort Club maintenance plan! Regular tune-up visits for your heating system will decrease the number of more expensive repair calls, provide you with more consistent home comfort, and extend the lifespan of your system. Plus, as a maintenance plan member, you won’t have to deal with the hassle of remembering to schedule appointments, and you’ll get priority service all year round!

Get your boiler back up and running quickly with Excel. Call (540) 870-0423 or contact us today for top notch heating service.

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