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5 Signs Something Is Wrong With Your Boiler

tankless-water-heaterYour home’s boiler is an essential component of your home’s comfort. The boiler warms water to provide radiant heat to your home. In some cases it can even help provide hot water to some of your plumbing appliances

When your boiler runs into trouble, it will negatively impact your ability to keep warm. It will be pretty apparent too. This is just one of the reasons why you would want to schedule repairs for your boiler ASAP.

If you recognize any of these warning signs that you need boiler repair in Staten Island, you should contact a professional to get expert assistance.

1. Signs of a Water Leak

A boiler’s valve may spring a leak when it becomes loose, which will result in the presence of condensation on the pipes. You may also notice water leaking or pooling at the base of the boiler. However, if the leak is internal, the problem is much bigger. Water stains, dark patches, or mold may also appear on the walls behind or around the boiler.

2. Higher Energy Bills

A faulty boiler that’s working overtime can raise your energy bills drastically. You may notice that it takes longer to heat the house or that the same level of boiler use is now costing far more than usual. Old or young, your boiler shouldn’t cost an excessive amount to run so have yours checked if it is costing extra energy.

3. Reduced Warmth

You may notice your boiler isn’t able to heat your home as easily or quickly as before. It could come and go in short bursts, or you may find that it only gets hot for a short period before running cold.

Ineffective heating throughout the home can have you bundling up and shivering, even if the thermostat is turned up. These could be minor repairs that are easy and affordable to fix; leaving them will only cause the issue to worsen and harm your boiler.

4. Cold Spots or Rooms

Cold spots or completely cold rooms can also spring from a boiler in need of a professional’s touch. After you’ve made sure to seal all cracks and checked your windows and doors for drafts, the boiler is the likely culprit.

You shouldn’t have to go a day without comfort in your home. Our professionals can quickly inspect your boiler and pinpoint the heart of the issue before coming up with a fast and effective solution.

5. Strange Sounds

Banging, clanging, hissing, and whining are all indicators that something is wrong internally with your boiler. When your system is in use, make sure to keep your ears alert for anything that sounds off. The best thing you can do for your boiler — and your budget — is to call a professional. Noises may be caused by loose valves and components, sediment build-up, and other issues that one of our experts can help with.

Whether you need a boiler repair or would like to replace an outdated model, our expert team is always here to help.

For expert service for your boiler, contact Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning. Serving Staten Island’s Heating and A/C needs since 1955.

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