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5 Signs Your Boiler Needs Repairs

When your boiler starts to act up, your whole house feels the difference. Routine maintenance can prevent common issues, but sometimes, you still need to call for boiler repair in Staten Island to fully fix the issue.

There are many reasons why you may have boiler problems, like age, a faulty pilot light, or an issue with your thermostat. The best way to get to the heart of any boiler trouble is to call in a professional.

We suggest having your boiler serviced every year. While any time is a good time to schedule a maintenance call, ideal times are right before the heating season begins, or right after it ends.

If you’re preparing for winter and wondering whether your boiler needs repaired, here are 5 signs to watch out for.

1. Rumbling Sounds

Any strange noises coming from your boiler are a good reason to call a professional to take a look. The buildup of sediment inside the boiler tank is most often the cause of this and other noises when it should run quietly.

In some cases, internal parts can become loose or malfunction, which causes them to produce rattling or rumbling sounds. The best way to get this resolved is to get it diagnosed and repaired ASAP.

2. Weakened or Seriously Delayed Heating

One of the more obvious signs your boiler needs to be serviced is a lack of heat throughout your house. You may notice that it takes a long time for your heat to come on, or that the heat doesn’t reach the right temperature, despite adjusting your thermostat.

3. Higher Energy Bills

If your heat does come on like usual, you might find that it still feels weak, and your house is prone to cold spots. This, in turn, causes you to run the system more and pay higher bills, despite not having the comfort you deserve.

Higher energy bills can be an early sign of common boiler issues as well. Before you notice a tank in performance, you are likely to see evidence of a change in your costs.

4. Leaks

Never ignore a boiler leak or write it off as normal. One of the common causes of a boiler leaking is corrosion. Pipes can corrode when oxygen mixes with water inside older boilers, which creates oxides that wear down pipes over time.

If you notice any water around or underneath your boiler, you should schedule a maintenance call with our team. Leaky boilers can cause water damage to your home so the sooner this issue is resolved the better for the comfort and overall wellbeing of your household.

5. Concerning Smells

Bad odors coming from a boiler indicate an issue with its internal mechanisms. You might notice a bad smell after running the heat similar to burnt metal or plastic. If you smell sulfur or rotten eggs, you should shut off your heat right away and call the fire department, as this can signify a gas leak. Any smell coming from your boiler is a sign that you need a professional right away.

If and when you run into trouble with our boiler, make sure to reach out to us for assistance.

For fast and reliable boiler repair in Staten Island, contact Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning today! Serving Staten Island’s Heating and A/C needs since 1955.

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