Boilers provide a variety of benefits that help keep your home nice and warm. From time to time, however, boilers will need a repair. There are some different ways a boiler can malfunction, and it is important that you know what could possibly break. The following are some common boiler repairs you may find yourself needing.
Broken Circulator Pump
One problem with boilers is a broken circulator pump. This is a part that will break down over time since it is mechanical. This pump moves the hot water from the tank and carries it to the pipes. These pipes are at different points in your home to provide heat. When this pump fails, you will need to have it repaired or replaced by your HVAC contractor.
Broken Expansion Tank
The expansion tank works to maintain the proper water pressure in the boiler so that the pressure does not get too high. The expansion tank has membranes inside. If the membranes break, the water pressure could rise too high, which results in a variety of issues.
Since boilers use water, it stands to reason that sediment can build up inside them over time. Sediment will sink to the bottom of the tank. As time goes by, the level of sediment will continue to increase. This can result in overheating of the water because the water level will not be accurate. The tank can also begin to corrode. Your HVAC contractor can flush the tank and remove the sediment to keep it in working order.
One of the more common issues with a boiler is leaking seals. A leak can occur for a variety of reasons. As the seals age, they can experience leaks. If the connections are not properly adhered, whether that is due to poor workmanship or a bad connector, the water will leak out of the seal and prevent the boiler from working properly. You could also have water leak out and cause damage to your house. Your HVAC contractor will have to look for the leak and either repair the seal or replace it, depending on the cause of the issue.
If you notice any problems with your boiler, you should have it looked at right away. Not only can these issues cause damage to your boiler, but you will also have problems keeping your home at a comfortable level during the cold weather months.