Boiler Kettling ProblemsDecember 23, 2019
Energy efficiency and boilersJanuary 17, 2020
5 Signs Your Boiler is in Need of Repair
Is your boiler making odd noises, emitting foul odors or not heating your home? These are all signs that your boiler needs boiler repair Queens from our experienced technician before it completely stops producing heat.
1. Your Boiler Is Emitting Foul Odors
When a boiler is functioning correctly, it does not produce any smell or odor. If you smell something burning or a smell similar to rotten eggs, it’s a sure sign that your boiler is in immediate need of boiler repair Queens. This is because the smell of sulfur or rotten eggs can indicate a gas leak, which means your gas is on but your pilot light is not on. If you encounter this situation, you’ll need to turn the gas valve to your boiler off and call for immediate heating repair Queens in order to diagnose the cause of your gas leak and pilot light malfunction and to repair it so that your boiler is safe to operate.
If you smell something burning or hot, it could be the electrical wiring of your boiler. In this instance, you will need to call a boiler repair technician, like Ameer, in Queens to examine your boiler and its wiring and to replace any electrical components and wires that have deteriorated or corroded.
2. Your Boiler is Making Strange or Concerning Noises
While you may hear when your boiler turns itself on and off, according to your thermostat setting, you should not hear any clanking, wheezing, popping or hissing. These sounds could indicate that you have sediment and scale buildup inside your boiler. When scale, like lime and calcium buildup inside your boiler, it can cause kettling. Kettling gets its name from the old-fashioned teapots that were used to heat water on stoves. Once the water inside the kettle achieved the optimal temperature, the kettle whistled and/or made loud boiling sounds. The boiler you use to heat your home should not sound like a tea kettle, and if you notice your boiler making these sounds, it’s important to call for heating repair Queens before you need to completely replace the unit.
3. Your Boiler Keeps Shutting Itself Off Before Your Home Is Warm
When a boiler shuts itself off before your home is warm, it’s a sure sign that it is malfunctioning and needs to be repaired by a qualified heating technician in Queens that is familiar with both modern boilers and boiler that are severe years old.
When a boiler shuts itself off, it could be due to a broken thermostat, which would indicate the need for a thermostat repair installation replacement, or it could indicate a problem with your pilot light of the temperature gauge on your boiler. The good news is that if you call for a timely repair, the broken component can be removed and replaced with a new component. If you delay your repair, you could find out that your boiler needs to be replaced due to extensive damage to the internal components.
4. Your Boiler Isn’t Turning On
When a residential boiler fails to turn on, it could be due to a broken thermostat or an incorrectly programmed thermostat. Our boiler technician in Queens, recommends checking the settings of your thermostat to make sure it is set to ‘heat’ and to make sure you have the correct indoor temperature setting. During the day, we advise setting your thermostat to between 68 and 72 degrees. At night, you can set the thermostat lower in order to save money on your heating bills.
If the thermostat is set correctly and to the ‘heat’ setting, your thermostat may have a sensor problem and need to be replaced. The good news is that our thermostat repair installation replacement technician can replace your current non-functioning thermostat wit ha new thermostat, including one that is programmable or a SMART thermostat that will learn your family’s habit and adjust the temperatures according to your lifestyle.
5. There Is No Heat Coming from Your Radiators
If there is no heat coming from your radiators, make sure that the radiator valves are turned on. At the end of last winter, you may have turned your radiators’ valves to the off position. If the valves are on or after turning them to the ‘open’ position, there’s still no heat in your home, it could be due to an incorrect temperature setting on your boiler or a malfunctioning heating element or burner.
Thankfully, our boiler repair technician in Queens can quickly and accurately diagnose heating problems with boilers and implement the correct repair so that you can enjoy reliable heat in your home all winter.
Boiler and Thermostat Repair Installation Replacement in Queens
Boilers may cease to function for a number of reasons. There could be problems with the gas flow or electrical current being supplied to your boiler, a problem with your thermostat or a broken component inside your boiler, like the water pump, heating elements and even the pilot light. Thankfully, Ameer, serving Queens, has more than 20 years of experience in diagnosing and correcting common and uncommon boiler problems, including rewiring boilers and thermostats.
To get your boiler repaired, give Ameer a call at 646-721-0096. He services all homes and businesses in Queens and New York City.