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Common Boiler Problems

If you’re not an HVAC expert, it may be difficult for you to determine what kind of issue that you’re having with your boiler. When you experience difficulty with your boiler at home, it’s best to call an expert for from Aire One Heating and Cooling for HVAC services. Here are some common indicators that your boiler is having issues.

  1. Your boiler isn’t heating your water. While it’s frustrating that you boiler isn’t doing the one job it’s supposed to do, don’t panic. Call Aire One Heating and Cooling, HVAC services in locations across Ontario, for an emergency repair service.
  2. If your boiler starts leaking, that means the pressure within the boiler is too high. When this happens, water may start dripping from the bottom of your pressure relief valve.
  3. The boiler can’t line up with your thermostat. If you have sprung forward or fallen back recently due to a time change, your boiler may not be synching up correctly with your timer.
  4. Excessive banging within your boiler can be a cause for concern. If your boiler starts banging or clanking, call Aire One Heating and Cooling, HVAC services in locations across Ontario, to get your boiler maintained or repaired. This could be caused by too low of pressure within the system or even air trapped inside of your boiler.
  5. The pilot light on your boiler doesn’t stay lit. If the pilot light keeps going out, it might be time to replace your boiler. This typically happens to older boilers, but can be caused by a deposit build up as well.

Since Canada is known for its colder weather, you may run into boiler difficulties during the winter months. A frozen condensate pipe is a common issue that Canadians run into. This pipe transports the condensate from the boiler to outside of your home. If your condensate pipe is located in your garage or another unheated area, you’re more likely to run into this issue. Another boiler issue noticed during the winter months is shutdown. Boiler shutdown during the winter months are typically caused by frozen pipes. When pipes get frozen during the winter months, it can prevent water from reaching your boiler. If you experience any issues with your boiler this season, call Aire One Heating and Cooling, serving locations across Ontario, to have a technician inspect the problem.

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