Most Bolingbrook, IL homeowners don’t think about their boiler much, until it needs repairs in the wintertime. While a comprehensive boiler maintenance program will help fend off problems, even the most diligent homeowner will eventually face a repair. Boilers are built to last, and being quick to react to problems will help improve its longevity. Be aware of your heating system and take notes of any irregularities and signs you may need boiler repairs, such as the issues we’ve listed below.
A strong, metallic smell coming from your boiler could be indicative of gas or oil leaking from your heating system. This smell could come and go, and you may not necessarily notice it each time the boiler fires. However, it’s vital that you have your boiler checked for repairs immediately if you notice this symptom, as a gas leak could be dangerous.
Have you noticed a clunking, hammering, or rattling noise in your boiler recently? You know the sounds of your boiler better than anyone, so if there’s any unusual noise it’s worth investigating. The noise could be due to iron deposits, or it could be a sign of something more serious. Regardless, it’s important to address the noise as soon as possible to prevent making the problem worse.
You may notice that your boiler is heating unevenly, only working at certain times of the day, or only heating one area of the house. Common reasons this may be occurring include the air not exiting the system fast enough, the steam traps failing, or the quality of the steam going bad due to dirty boiler water. Someone may have even set the pressure too high.
No matter what troubling signs your boiler is exhibiting, contact DuAll Heating & Cooling for your boiler repair and maintenance needs.