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Signs That It’s Time to Service Your Boiler

Boilers are known for the warmth and comfort they bring into a room. If you own a boiler, you likely look forward to the feeling of walking into your home on a cold, snowy evening. Unlike forced-air heating systems like furnaces and heat pumps, boilers transfer heat to the objects and people in a room, not to the air. And while these heat is generally quite reliable, no heating system lasts forever.

It’s inevitable that you’ll have to call a technician at some point. Put your faith in the heating service technicians at DuAll Heating & Cooling. We service and install boilers in Plainfield, IL.

A boiler is considered to be lower maintenance than a forced-air heating system like a furnace or heat pump. You don’t need to change any filters, and there are fewer moving parts than there are in other types of systems. In fact, you may not have to schedule repairs for many years. Delay repairs for even longer by scheduling regular maintenance and watching out for the following signs that you should call a technician ASAP.

  • Limited Heating – One of the ways you can tell that your boiler is in trouble is if you notice the heat in your home is not up to par. Even if it’s only a slight drop in temperatures, it could indicate a problem that will worsen over time and lead to a breakdown.
  • Strange Noises – Boilers are known for their quiet operation, so you are likely to notice when unusual noises occur. Strange noises could indicate trouble with the circulator pump, a mechanical part that requires lubrication, or problems with the pressure in the tank.
  • Rust – If you notice rust forming on the outside of your boiler, the problem requires immediate attention. Rust eventually leads to corrosion, and corrosion in your boiler could be disastrous. Rust may occur if condensation forms along the outside of the unit, or if water leaks onto the tank, so be sure to keep any sources of water away from the unit as much as possible.

DuAll Heating & Cooling provides comprehensive heating services in Plainfield, IL. Call one of our team of skilled professionals for maintenance, repairs, or installation today.

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