To Honest Boiler Repairs
Boilers boast many reasons to be the right choice to heat your home or business. Boilers heat water to produce hot water or steam that is distributed through pipes to radiators, radiant floor systems or a coil that produces hot air to heat your home or business. Water transports thermal energy better than air because it warms up faster and remains warm for a longer period of time. You also don’t need to worry about duct leaks, which usually occur in non-heated areas, or replacing filters. Boilers are more energy efficient than forced-air systems, and it’s easier to heat only the rooms you use. Moreover, people who suffer from airborne allergies probably will breathe easier in a home heated by a boiler.
However, as your trusty boiler begins to age, it will need extra special attention. Boiler repairs should not be a victim of procrastination, particularly when winter is approaching. Timely boiler repairs could push installing a new boiler down the road a few years, which should be music to your ears when it comes to your weekly budget.
Heed the Warning Signs Boiler Repairs Are Near
Gold Star is available day and night—with a live voice always taking your call—if you believe your boiler requires immediate attention. When do you need boiler repairs? Here are some telltale signs that should not be neglected because delays could lead to bigger issues:
- Your boiler is not producing enough heat to keep your home warm in cold weather.
- Your boiler is producing banging, hissing or groaning noises.
- Some rooms are cold and others are too hot because of an uneven distribution of heating load.
- Your boiler is leaking water or generating too much condensation.
- An odd odor lingers around the boiler.
- Your heating bill jumped unexpectedly.
If your unit is stubbornly not responding to regular tune-ups and specific repairs, it may be time to consider a boiler replacement. That’s especially true if your boiler is nearing or is beyond 20 years old. At this point, it’s really a matter of diminishing returns. Moreover, the benefits of installing a new boiler include upgrades in technology and energy efficiency. Gold Star is your go-to heating company because we service all brands of boilers and install the industry’s leading names.
A final word of warning to boiler owners: If you go away for an extended period of time, don’t turn down the temperature too low to save on heat because that could lead to your pipes freezing—and that will lead to more than just boiler repairs.