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Boiler Problems to Watch For

Boilers are known for their resilience, which they owe mainly to their few moving parts. Fewer moving parts means fewer ways for things to go wrong. However, that doesn’t make boilers immune to problems. There are still all kinds of ways for issues to affect the boiler. Since boiler problems are just as progressive as problems for any other heating system, you should make sure that you call for repairs as soon as you notice anything wrong. Let’s take a look at some of the common boiler problems you should watch for.


As with any system that deals with water, leaks are a serious issue that must be addressed as soon as possible. There are a couple different places that a boiler system is likely to develop leaks. The circulation pump is the part responsible for pumping water throughout the house. If a leak develops in the circulation pump, it could prevent the boiler from adequately heating the home. It’s also possible for a leak to occur in the heat exchanger, which is a much bigger problem. Any time you notice a leak in your boiler, you should have it repaired right away.


Every so often, part of the pipe network can become blocked. Lime scale can be the cause of this, as can a couple of other factors. This will prevent water from flowing through that section, leading to uneven heating. If you notice that part of your home is not receiving the heat that it should, it’s possible that you have a blockage somewhere in your pipe network. You’re going to need to have a professional examine the system, in order to locate and remove the blockage.

If you think your boiler may need repairs, call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We offer a full range of boiler repair services throughout Chicago, IL.

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