If you heat your home with a boiler, you enjoy some of the most effective and comfortable home heating available. Boilers produce a moister heat than furnaces and other forced air systems. This moisture makes your home feel warmer and more comfortable. Boilers are also great for indoor air quality because no circulated air can transport dust, pollen, debris, mold or other pollutants.
With winter right around the corner in Medfield, Franklin, Norfolk, Wrentham and other communities we serve, we recommend people give their boilers a quick test drive to make sure they’re working correctly before temperatures plummet.
If your boiler doesn’t work when you start up your heating system, try these simple troubleshooting tips.
Simple as it may seem, the problem with your heating system may be your thermostat settings. Check whether your system is set to “heat” and ensure the thermostat is set 5 degrees higher than the current room temperature.
If your thermostat settings are okay, but you’re still not getting heat, check these two power issues:
The burners of your boiler need some sort of fuel. If you have a heating oil or propane-fired boiler, check your home’s fuel tank and ensure it isn’t empty. If it is, contact your fuel company for a delivery.
If you have a natural gas boiler, ensure all the valves are open to supply fuel to the equipment. If they are, but your burners are out, you should check with your local utility and see if there’s a system issue.
Your boiler needs water to warm your home. Steam boilers have a glass vial gauge. It should be at least half full of water. If the water level is low, you can add water by opening a valve. (Call us or check your boiler’s manual for specific instructions.)
At TF Complete Heating & Cooling, our HVAC team has extensive boiler maintenance and repair experience. If none of these troubleshooting steps brought your heating back online, the issue may require a professional. Contact us, and we’ll fix the problem promptly and correctly.
We also recommend you consider protecting your boiler with a Complete Heating Plan. This affordable coverage ensures you receive priority emergency service and FREE annual heating maintenance. Routine maintenance will keep your heating system running efficiently and dependably for years. And if you should need a boiler repair, your service plan includes a 15% discount on any repair or diagnostic fee.
Have you scheduled your annual boiler maintenance yet? Fall is an excellent time to get it done. Reach out to the Tom Fricker team to request service.