Picture this, you wake up one winter morning, teeth chattering, only to find out that your heating system has stopped working. We rely on our home’s heating system all throughout the winter months and we expect it to work when we need it. But what happens if it breaks down or stops working on a frigid winter day?
Here are a few of the most common boiler problems:
No heat or hot water: why are you not receiving heat or hot water? Some of the potential causes include broken diaphragms or airlocks, failure with motorized valves or issues with the thermostat.
Hearing strange noises: air in the system is a common cause of whistling or banging noises. However, it can also mean that you’re experiencing pump failure.
Low pressure: most often, a water leak is the cause of low pressure. But you may have a more serious problem in the pressure relief valve. Call on an expert to find out if this is the problem.
Cold radiators: if your heat is kicking on at the main unit but your radiators are still cold, you may have corroded pipes. This can cause sludge to build up and prevent the flow of hot water.
Boiler turns itself off: Low pressure, a problem with the thermostat or lack of water flow can all contribute to this problem and prevent the system from operating properly.
If you experience any of these issues with your home’s heating system, call Uptown right away. Our trusted technicians will be over shortly to restore your home to warmth.