Boiler Woes You'll Want to AvoidIs your boiler not heating your house or water as well as you expected it to? Sometimes a malfunction does not always signal a costly repair or replacement. Check out these common problems if your boiler has left you out in the cold recently.

  • Is your pilot light out? If so, relight it. If the light will not stay on, you have a problem. Contact a professional to clean it for you.
  • Does it have power? Check to make sure the circuit breaker or fuse hasn’t gone out or tripped. If the fuse is bad, replace it. If your circuit breaker tripped, switch it back to on. If it continues to trip, contact a professional.
  • Is your water level too low? make sure your pressure levels are between 12 and 15 psi. If it isn’t, and your unit has a pressure relief valve, adjust it accordingly so that it’s between 12 and 15 psi. If you do not have a pressure relief valve, you must manually add water until it’s at 12 psi.
  • Is your thermostat set right? Make sure your thermostat is set to “heat” and is at the desirable temperature.
  • Did it start malfunctioning slowly over time? If so, you likely have mineral buildups in your system. Contact a professional to do a thorough cleaning.
  • Is there water leaking around the unit? If you have water leaking from your boiler, several things could be causing the problem, from a leaky pipe to a leaking pressure relief valve and many things in between. In the case of a leaky unit, contact a professional to diagnose the problem.
  • Do you have a baseboard that isn’t heating? If so, you may need to bleed the pipes due to excess air inside. Open your radiator bleed valve until water starts to squirt out in order to release this captured excess air.

For more information about boiler problems, contact the professionals at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We have been performing quality service in the Indianapolis area for more than 40 years.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). 

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