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Signs Your Boiler is Not Working Properly

Signs Your Boiler is Not Working Properly


If we had to guess, the number of times you think about your boiler on a weekly basis is close to zero. And why would you? As long as you have heat pumping through your home, there’s no need to worry about anything.

 

But what happens if your boiler stops performing as it should? Are you even able to recognize those signs? Before you wind up cold, it’s time to start thinking about your boiler and learn the signs that it’s not working properly.

Strange Noises

While your boiler likely won’t operate completely silently, it shouldn’t be making so much noise that it catches your attention. Any of the following sounds are typically tell-tale signs that something is wrong with your boiler:

  • Air hissing/squealing

  • Clanging

  • Water gurgling

It’s best to have these issues looked at right away before the problem they’re related to gets worse.

Slow-Heating Water

While your boiler provides heat to your home, it also provides you with hot water for showers, laundry, and cleaning. If you suddenly find that it’s taking 10 minutes for your shower to heat up when it normally only takes a minute or two, your boiler could be malfunctioning. If this continues, you could be left without hot water entirely.

Leaking Unit

Take a walk over to your boiler. If you notice that water is leaking from the bottom, that is a sign that something is wrong with the unit. Not only does this mean that it won’t be able to perform its job properly, but it will also waste water and run up your utility bill.

 

At Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical, we are dedicated to keeping you warm and comfortable. From simple tune-ups and repairs to complex installations, our Lancaster AC heating technicians are ready to help. Contact us today to schedule a service!

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