Many Fort Collins homeowners rely on boiler systems for their home heating and water heater services. These long-lasting units are efficient, safe, and effective. Lasting for many decades, a boiler is a great choice for homeowners. However, since the unit is so long-lasting, you will most certainly require boiler repair service and maintenance at some point.
Luckily, Calvary Plumbing and Heating is your local experienced boiler contractor. We specialize in a wide spectrum of boiler services including new installations, repairs, and maintenance.
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Common Boiler Problems
Boilers are a long-lasting plumbing appliance that will work for many decades in your home if you treat it right. During that time, it’s expected to experience a few hiccups and minor problems that require professional boiler repair service. Some of the most common boiler problems we fix include:
No Hot Water: A boiler that is no longer producing hot water is typically caused by failing airlocks, valves or a broken thermostat.
Kettling: This is described as a low rumbling sound in the boiler, which is caused by scale buildup on the heat exchange.
Turning on and Off: If the boiler keeps switching on and off without actually doing anything, it could be a problem with the thermostat or water pressure. Poor air circulation can also cause this problem.
Strange Sounds: A whistling or gurgling sound coming from the boiler could indicate a water level problem or air bubbles in the system.
Cold Radiators: If your radiators fail to heat up, there is most likely some corroded pipework causing sludge to collect in the system creating blockages.
When to Invest in a New Boiler Installation
In general, a boiler will last in your home for about 50 years before it needs to be replaced. Since it’s such a long-lasting appliance, it’s important to invest in regular maintenance and timely repairs for the unit. When it comes to replacing a boiler, there are a few signs that you should pay attention to:
- Are you noticing rising energy costs because the unit is losing efficiency?
- Have you spent significant money on repairs in the past few years? Are thinking continuing to break down?
- Are there no longer service parts available for the unit because it has become obsolete?
Any of these issues indicate needing a new boiler installation. Calvary Plumbing and Heating can help you choose a new boiler system for your home.
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