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Repairs That a Boiler May Need

Boilers have heated homes in Chicagoland for many decades, and they remain popular even with many other heating options available such as heat pumps and furnaces. One of the advantages of boilers that keeps them competitive in the HVAC market is that they require fewer repairs than most systems. But fewer is much different than none, and you may at some point find your boiler isn’t living up to performance expectations. When that happens, call on heating professionals to provide you with the necessary repairs.

For professional boiler repair service in Glenview, IL or other parts of Chicagoland, call up the company with more than a century of experience with heating and cooling: Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We offer 24-hour emergency service for your convenience and peace of mind.

Some common boiler repairs

  • Fixing leaks: Leaking most often occurs because of poor initial installation (one of the many reasons you must always seek experienced professionals for this job), with poor soldering on the connectors causing water to escape. Water may also start to leak due to spikes in pressure. Never allow leaks to continue without immediate repairs, since they not only indicate serious problems with the boiler, but they can lead to water damage.
  • Cleaning the burners: For natural gas boilers—the most popular type—dirt and grime can accumulate across the burners and make it difficult for the burners to ignite. This will lead to a loss of heat. You should never try to make any repairs to a gas boiler yourself: allow the professionals to remove the burner and clean it, or remove any rust flakes that are interfering with its performance.
  • Descaling the tank: If your home has issues with hard water, this can have a negative effect on the water heater. Limescale from the minerals in hard water will start to build-up along the inside of the tank. Because limescale is an insulator, this accumulation can cause a temperature imbalance in the tank that will create a rise in pressure. Repair technicians will flush the tank and descale it to resolve the problem.

Make certain that you watch for signs that your boiler needs to have attention from repair professionals: strange rumbling noises from the tank, an unexplained increase in energy bills, and a loss of heating power in the home. Call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning right away, and our skilled technicians will come to your house and restore your boiler in no time at all.

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