If one thing is certain in the Capital District, we can count on cold weather during the winter. So, as homeowners, we need to maintain a fully functional heating system. For some, that means ensuring the furnace stays on and remains working. Conversely, for others, that means ensuring the boiler remains operational. To help our neighbors in the area stay warm, please find some simple DIY boiler repair tips. However, if these checks offer some warning signs of more pressing issues, call a respected HVAC technician immediately!
DIY Boiler Repair Tips
Unfortunately, our home heating systems occasionally break down over time. However, fortunately, heating systems, and in particular, boilers, offer some common issues. Additionally, homeowners rely on some common solutions that address these issues. And the best part, these are simple DIY checks!
Check the Pilot Light
First and foremost, check the pilot light! The pilot light acts as the heart (and soul) of the boiler system and starts the heating process by igniting the gas supply. If the light is out (and you have the confidence in doing so), attempt to light it again. However, to ensure larger issues do not occur, check the boiler’s instruction manual, which explain the common issues. If you don’t have the instruction manual, then look up your make and model online, the manual should be easy to find on the manufacturer’s site. Finally, if the pilot light does not re-light (without much effort), then call an experienced HVAC team because you don’t want to make anything worse.
Check the Thermostat
Next, check the thermostat and in particular, check the batteries! Interestingly, dead batteries cause a large number of heating (and cooling) issues, so a simple battery test works wonders. Additionally, ensure the thermostat is in heat mode. For example, confirm the mode if any issues occur early in the season. Finally, if the batteries work and the heat is on, then simply change the temperature by a few degrees and listen to the boiler. If these simple checks don’t make boiler fire, then it is time to reach out to a qualified HVAC company.
Check the Boiler Pressure
Another quick DIY boiler repair check is the pressure gauge. Every boiler contains a built-in pressure gauge, so simply check the gauge. Generally, the pressure gauge should be between 1 and 1.5.
If the pressure is below 1, then the boiler suffers from low pressure. If this seems to be the problem with your boiler, then check for water leaks around the boiler, which are a common cause of low pressure. Other possible causes are the pressure relief valve (which would need replacing) or the radiators were recently bled.
Finally, although checking the pressure gauge remains a DIY boiler repair activity, fixing the pressure issues requires more know-how.
Home Maintenance Contractors Cover Boiler Repair
Undoubtedly, we all want an effectively working heating system throughout the winter. As a result, we recommend that homeowners look into an HVAC maintenance contract. Why?
An HVAC maintenance contract ensures all components of your heating and cooling systems remain in great working condition throughout the year. Plus, HVAC contracts help take a proactive approach and identify issues before they become problems during the seasonal inspections. Finally, the best HVAC maintenance contracts also include items such as priority service and discounts on repair or replacement work.
Home maintenance contracts provide peace of mind because your heating (or cooling) system is inspected prior to experiencing the extreme seasonal weather in the Capital District. And, if any issue does occur during the season, then your contract ensures the company makes your heating (or cooling) problem a priority!
A.Johnson Offers Expert Boiler Repair
A. Johnson provides homeowners in the Capital District with reliable boiler installation and maintenance. We know boilers are part of an integrated heating system that loses efficiency over time. Therefore, we offer routine maintenance plans and tune-ups that help increase the longevity and efficiency of your boiler. Plus, we are here 24/7 to ensure your home and family are protected in the event of an emergency heating situation.
Additionally, our heating services include everything you would expect and more. We install, maintain, and repair any home or business heating system. Plus, we ensure that it is in perfect working order through our annual tune-ups and inspections. Our team of licensed professionals are bonded, and insured with many years of experience under their belts. No matter how big or small the job is, we will take care of your commercial and residential needs. Talk to us today about our heating services and how we can fix your problem.
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- Radiant Systems Installation & Repair
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From boiler repair to our HVAC maintenance program, A.Johnson has all of your home heating needs covered. For example, our HVAC maintenance plan includes precision tune-ups, cleaning, lubrication and inspection. As a result, you’ll improve the safety of your home and experience lower utility bills, improved reliability, longer equipment life, discounts on repair or replacement work, along with priority same day service. Call A.Johnson today and learn about our heating services and how we can tackle your boiler issue.