JOB Heating & Air Conditioning’s wonderful staff will be more than happy to provide you with an estimate for any home comfort improvement that you have in mind. They also offer training classes at your personal site for maintenance and they also offer home heating tune-ups. JOB are Trusted Saskatoon Boiler experts. In their latest tip, they share boiler safety issues and concerns.
Saskatoon boiler tips on safety – The little things matter.
The JOB Heating team were asked to repair a boiler the other day. A few other people had tried to troubleshoot why this particular boiler wouldn’t run.
This is a newer boiler and would actually provide an error code for problems. It is important to note that most boilers sold on the market today will give you troubleshooting codes like this.
However, what you have to realize is that this doesn’t tell you what the problem is; it tells which safety is stopping the boiler combustion process. Knowing the error code is the first piece to the puzzle when we are troubleshooting a Saskatoon boiler
Saskatoon boiler safety problem solved
In this case, the code showed it was a pressure switch stopping the combustion process. Why would that happen? This is where we had to dig deeper, and you have to hire an expert who knows and fully understands how the boiler product works. In the boiler troubleshooting process performed, before JOB was involved, people had disconnected the vent to eliminate any blockages that might have been in the vent.
BEWARE – If you are not a trained boiler professional this is dangerous.
Thankfully for our client, the boiler unit still didn’t run.
In disconnecting the vent, the person who was trying to fix this boiler actually broke it. The vent pipe could not be easily reached to repair. The unit wouldn’t fire at all, and it was clear to our boiler pro that there was a blockage in the venting system… but where?
We disabled the inducer fan, and lo and behold, there were two small leaves caught in the fan. We cleaned the fan, put it back on the unit and temporally reconnected the vent. The boiler fired right up. We were able to source the correct parts to repair the vent so it could be run safely, and we are happy to say all is well.
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This was one of those many cases where knowledge won the day. It is so important to understand how heating equipment works, and why the safeties do what they do. They are safeties; they are there to keep you and your family safe… period. There are cases where people have lost their lives due to serious gas leaks, but the real danger is the production of combustion, most specifically carbon monoxide. It is the silent killer. Unfortunately, this is what causes the most fatalities with heating equipment.
A carbon monoxide detector is your best defence against this deadly intruder. Your second defence is hiring the right Saskatoon heating company to service your comfort system. This includes your furnace, boiler or water heater, they need to be serviced on an annual basis to ensure proper and safe operation. The leaves in that boiler could have caused some scenarios that I really don’t want to think about; the safety did its job and nobody disabled it, thank heavens.
The Saskatoon team at JOB Heating and Air Conditioning believes in the highest moral values. There are companies that will condemn an appliance simply to sell you a new one.
The knowledge and experience that we at JOB have means you can rest assured that you can feel safe both with your equipment and with the knowledge that we are not condemning an appliance just to get a sale.
We want to earn your business and keep it for years to come.
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