Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Boiler Repair’

The 5 Most Common Boiler Problems

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Boilers are an excellent way to heat your home, but that doesn’t mean they’re without problems from time to time. The best way to stay ahead of boiler problems is to know what to look for so that you can identify the signs before things get too bad.

If you suspect that you need boiler repair in Winnetka, then give our team a call. We can schedule an appointment for boiler maintenance and figure out what is wrong with your boiler. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the five most common boiler repairs that we see and the signs of each one.

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Here Are the Signs You Need Boiler Repairs

Monday, February 6th, 2023

You may have a boiler in your home as part of your heating or water heating systems. When your boiler shows signs of problems, it can impact your home and family. Utility bills may increase, and your comfort decreases. Plus, there are some boiler problems that are actually very dangerous.

The good news is, boiler problems usually come with signs that something is wrong. If you suspect that you need boiler repair in Chicago, our team can help. When you identify and fix problems early on, you can prevent additional damage. Keep reading to learn how to identify the top signs of boiler problems so that you can avoid an emergency. 

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Signs You Might Need Boiler Repairs

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

If you asked us what one of the most dependable types of heating systems is, we’d definitely say the boiler system. Since they need fewer moving parts than more conventional systems like heat pumps or furnaces, boilers tend to accumulate less wear and tear, and have a longer lifespan.

But, like any other important home appliance, boiler systems still need repairs on occasion. Read on as we uncover some of the signs that your boiler needs repairs sooner rather than later.

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Signs Your Boiler Is in Trouble

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Pressure gauge process for monitored condition.Chances are, if you have a boiler you’re relying on to effectively heat your home, you also want it to do so as affordably as possible. If this is the case, it’s important to care for your boiler properly. This starts with professional installation from a highly trained and experienced team of heating professionals, and following up with proper maintenance, and boiler repair in Evanston, IL when needed.

Speaking of boiler repairs, these are pretty sturdy systems. However, even with diligent care, there’s always a chance that something will go amiss. As a result, your boiler will wear down to the point that it will need to be replaced. To give your system the longest life possible, you can and should tackle repair needs ASAP. But do you know the signs you have a boiler problem to begin with?

Here are some!

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6 Signs Your Boiler is Struggling

Monday, January 1st, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundThe only way that your boiler system has any hope of working as it is supposed to is if you care for it properly. This means many things: that it should be professionally installed, that you should schedule routine maintenance for the system, and that you should only trust professionals for adequate Evanston, IL boiler repair.

Of course, it’s also important to remember that even with this level of care, there’s still a chance that something will go wrong with your boiler system in the future, and eventually it will wear down to the point that it may need major repairs, or even replacement. However, do you know what indicators to look for when it comes to a boiler that’s struggling to do its job effectively and efficiently anymore? Check out these 6 signs, below.

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Signs of a Boiler in Distress

Monday, February 27th, 2017

boiler-distress-signsA boiler can only be as efficient as it’s meant to be if it’s properly cared for. This means that it should be professionally installed, repaired, and maintained by experienced technicians for it to perform at its best.

It’s also important to remember that even with quality Winnetka, IL boiler services, there’s still the chance that something will eventually go wrong with your heating system, and eventually your boiler will wear down to the point that it needs to be replaced.

But do you know what signs to look for when it comes to determining if your boiler is, in fact, in distress?

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Boiler Problems to Watch For

Monday, January 25th, 2016

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.

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The Problem of Boiler Kettling

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Have you ever noticed your boiler rumbling like a giant teapot? It can be more than a little unsettling the first time it happens, but don’t worry too much. Your boiler isn’t going to explode at any moment. It is, however, having a serious issue that needs to be dealt with. That rumbling sound is known as “kettling,” and it can cause a full system breakdown if it isn’t dealt with soon. Let’s take a look at what causes boiler kettling, and what you can do about it.

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Repairs That a Boiler May Need

Friday, March 20th, 2015

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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How Boiler Pipes Get Clogged

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

We’ll bet that if you have a boiler installed in your home, you have rarely needed to schedule serious repairs for it. The reason for this is that boilers contain fewer mechanical moving parts than other home heating systems, so they do not wear down as fast.

Still, you will occasionally need repairs, and one cause for calling up technicians to get your boiler work again is clogging inside the pipes. Clogs can happen to any system that uses pipes. Because the water in a boiler moves in a closed system, you won’t experience as many clogs as say, a kitchen sink, which has new material introduced into all the time.

So how do clogs in boilers happen? We’ll look at some of the main causes. When you need boiler repair in Glenview, IL, whether it’s for clogs, overheating, corrosion, or anything else, a qualified and trained HVAC specialist should be consulted to help you fix the damages. Call up Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning to get professional help with any issues with the boiler pipe.

Some causes of boiler pipe clogs

Hard water is one of the main reasons for blogs in boiler pipes. Hard water contains a high level of mineral content, and if hard water was originally put into your boiler, it will eventually cause problems throughout the system, such as overheating in the tank. The minerals in hard water will leave deposits in the pipe walls, and should these become thick enough, it can cause clogging to occur. The best way to stop this is to have a repair technician flush out the system and replace it with softer water.

Rust is another common culprit for pipe clogs. Boilers are designed to resist rust as much as possible, but rust will start if too much oxygen gets mixed into the system. Repairs will be necessary not only to eliminate the clogs, but also to find out what has caused the rust to start.

Another possibility is that sediment from underground has entered the pipes. If some of the boiler pipes run underground, a break or leak will cause dirt and debris to infiltrate. Not only can this cause clogging, but it will result in a sediment build-up inside the water tank, which can lead to overheating.

Call boiler repair professionals

Just because boilers do not often require repairs, doesn’t mean that the repairs they do need are easy to do. If you think you’ve got boiler pipe clogs interfering with your system, or if your boiler shows any signs of malfunctioning (rumbling, leaking, loss of heating) call a heating specialist for boiler repair in Glenview, IL. Make your first call to Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning, where we’ve kept boilers working smoothly since 1904.

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