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Jeff Bolton, JOB Heating & Air Conditioning's Boiler Expert Shares 5 Reasons Your Boiler May Be Malfunctioning

JOB Heating & Air Conditioning Saskatoon is eager to provide the best possible customer experience. Their aim is to be a professional resource for our clients before, during, and after the sale! Jeff at JOB is a recognized expert when it comes to boilers and in his latest tip he shares 5 reasons why your boiler may not be working as it should.  

5 Reasons Your Boiler May Be Malfunctioning 

Boilers heat water. The water is then turned into steam or hot water. The steam heat moves through pipes into the rest of the house and is dispersed through radiators. The hot water versions move water through baseboard radiators or radiant floor systems, or they heat air via a coil. When boiler are not working as they should there are a few things that could be going wrong 

Neglecting Maintenance:

Failure to perform regular boiler maintenance is a leading cause of boiler problems. Debris, scale, and dirt can accumulate over time, reducing efficiency and potentially causing breakdowns. Make sure you schedule annual maintenance checks to clean and inspect your boiler thoroughly.

Pressure Problems:

Low or high boiler pressure can lead to issues. Low pressure results in insufficient heat production, while high pressure can be dangerous and trigger system shutdown. Check the pressure gauge and keep it within the recommended range, typically around 1 to 1.5 bar, to ensure proper boiler operation.

Thermostat Troubles:

Sometimes, the issue lies with the thermostat rather than the boiler itself. Incorrect thermostat settings can lead to inadequate heating. Make sure your thermostat is programmed to your desired temperature, and consider replacing it if it’s malfunctioning.

Frozen Condensate Pipe:

In freezing weather, the condensate pipe that carries wastewater from the boiler to the drain can freeze and cause a blockage. When this occurs, the boiler may shut down to prevent damage. To fix this, thaw a frozen condensate pipe by pouring warm (not boiling) water over it and insulating it to prevent future freezes.

Faulty Components:

Boilers contain numerous small parts, and a failure in any of them can lead to system malfunctions. Parts like a malfunctioning pump, gas valve, or pressure relief valve can result in a loss of heat or even pose a safety risk.

Regular maintenance, proper pressure monitoring, thermostat adjustments, and insulation, as well as addressing faulty components, are essential for maintaining efficient boiler operation. If you’re uncertain about any of these signs or these issues continue, it’s a good idea to contact a certified technician fin Saskatoon who can assess and repair your boiler, making sure your home stays warm and comfortable during the winter months. Remember that addressing boiler issues promptly not only ensures your comfort but also extends the lifespan of your heating system.

At JOB, we handle the installation, repair, and maintenance of both new and existing commercial and residential boiler systems in Saskatoon, Warman, Martensville and area. The knowledgeable and Trusted Saskatoon team at JOB offer service or replacement of all boilers from Camus and Lochinvar® and are factory trained on Viessmann systems as well.

We show up on time, deliver on budget and we leave the work area cleaner than when we arrived! At JOB we take pride in our plumbing services in this city and surrounding area, so nothing means more to us than testimonials from our clients as their preferred plumber in Saskatoon.

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