There are signs you can look out for to know when your boiler needs expert attention. As a homeowner, this can help you ensure timely repair before the problems escalate into major issues. Below are some significant signs to watch for.
1. Strange Noises
Knowing what sounds are typical for your boiler can help you quickly learn when there are unusual noises. Loud whistling or gurgling sounds are indicators that something is wrong. It may be due to low water pressure or lime scale buildup. Clunking and whirring sounds may be caused by a failing pump or fan. An expert will inspect, identify and solve the root cause of the problem to return your system to efficient operation.
2. Uneven Heating
If you notice some rooms are colder or hotter than others, there is a problem with your boiler. Mostly, this happens when there are airlocks, sludge buildup or faulty components in the system.
3. Strange Odors
Foul smells from your boiler should alert you of an underlying issue. A burning smell can be a result of an overheating of the system. Gas manufacturers add odorants to the gas, so if you detect a smell like rotten eggs, it could be due to gas leakage. Gas leaks pose health risks to you and your family and may lead to fire hazards. Turn off the system, evacuate the building and call a professional immediately.
4. Increased Energy Bills
A sudden increase in your heating bills without a reasonable reason for the spike may indicate your boiler is operating inefficiently. Over time, the components can experience wear and tear or accumulate dirt, which could compromise their efficiency.
5. Boiler Leaks and Water Stains
You might notice leaks or water stains on or around your boiler. These problems should be promptly solved as they may result in loss of pressure, reduced efficiency and water damage to your home. Check your boiler regularly, and if you notice leaks or stains, contact a professional to identify the source of the leak and repair it.
Contact your professional HVAC expert at Gibson Plumbing and Mechanical when you experience one or several of these issues. We provide heating, cooling and plumbing services for residents in Sparks, NV. Our reliable technicians are qualified to work on all makes and models. Contact Gibson Plumbing and Mechanical today whether you need minor repairs or complete system installation and maintenance.