5 Boiler Problems Greater Cincinnati Homeowners Should Watch For

by Greg Leisgang on March 27, 2013

Posted in: Boilers

boiler problems, West Chester, OhioAs a Butler County Greater Cincinnati homeowner, your boiler is one of the most important appliances in your home. When the cold weather rolls in, your boiler kicks into overdrive to keep your home warm and comfortable. With this machine's hefty workload, it's not surprising that homeowners experience boiler problems from time to time. By keeping a watchful eye and keeping up with preventive maintenance, you can detect issues early on and call an expert before the problem grows larger and becomes more costly to fix.

Here are 5 common boiler problems to look for:

  • Odd noises - You start hearing unfamiliar banging noises, so you search the house and find the source to be your boiler. There are many conditions that could be causing the racket, including as low water pressure. For this reason, it's best to seek advice from an expert who can identify the exact problem. 
  • Thermostat issues - If your thermostat is miscalculating the temperature, it can turn your heat on and off at the wrong times. Many defective thermostats are simply due to old age. Investing in a new one may be the answer. 
  • Leaking - Finding the source of the leak is key to determining its cause. An expert can help you quickly and easily identify the leak and repair it. 
  • Heat or hot water is gone - The causes for this problem range from faulty valves to damaged diaphragms. A professional can determine the precise issue.
  • Pilot light burning out - The culprit blowing the pilot light out could be airflow due to a broken air seal, which would need to be replaced. On the other hand, it could be some buildup in the light itself. In this case, a good cleaning should remedy the situation.

When you have boiler problems on your hands, contact the experts at Tri-County Heating & Cooling. With more than 40 years of service to the Butler County and Greater Cincinnati area, you can rest assured we have the knowledge and experience to properly service your boiler and assist you with all of your HVAC needs. 

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