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Troubleshooting 4 Common Boiler Problems

Arrange annual home heating maintenance this spring.

boiler Worcester County, MA For many Massachusetts homeowners, a boiler is essential to ensure a warm and comfortable home. However, like any home system, boilers can develop issues that might put your comfort at risk. Understanding common boiler problems and knowing when to call in a professional are key steps to maintaining a reliable hydronic heating system.

Let’s explore four typical boiler woes and provide practical advice on how to address them. You might be able to resolve some of these issues yourself, but remember — for residents of Worcester County, the dependable team at TF Complete Heating & Cooling is only a phone call away!

1. Boiler Will Not Come On

When your boiler refuses to fire up, the issue could span from a lack of power to thermostat troubles or even a fuel issue. Try the following steps:

2. Radiators and Baseboards Aren’t Heating Up

If the heat distribution points throughout your home aren’t warming up, air trapped in the system could be the culprit. You might need to bleed the radiators to remove that air. Uneven heating in the radiators might also indicate that the system is due for balancing. In all these cases, the fastest solution is to bring in a licensed technician.

3. Pilot Light Keeps Going Out

A frequently extinguishing pilot light is more than just frustrating; it can also signal a more dangerous issue. A faulty thermocouple could be cutting off the gas supply, or there might be a draft blowing the light out. There’s also the possibility of a clog in the pilot light orifice due to dust and debris. The Tom Fricker team can help you diagnose the problem and fix it.

4. Boiler Is Making Strange Noises

As a general rule, a well-operating boiler should operate with minimal noise — basically nothing other than a good hum. However, if you start hearing strange noises, such as banging, whistling or gurgling, there might be a problem. These sounds can come from air in the system, low water pressure or sediment accumulations.

One way to get ahead of many of these problems is to flush your boiler at least once a month during the heating season. This removes many corrosive agents from the tank. That said, a professional should handle any issue involving loud mechanical noises.

Get Ahead of Boiler Maintenance with Tom Fricker.

Without a doubt, the best way to keep your boiler running at peak performance is with an annual maintenance appointment. This service improves system efficiency, extends your boiler’s lifespan and prevents breakdowns. Spring is the ideal time to arrange boiler maintenance with TF Complete Heating & Cooling. Our technicians are more available than in the winter and ready to help you ensure seamless operation before the next heating season.

Reach out to us today to request service and ensure peace of mind for colder days ahead.

mail Contact us today to schedule a routine maintenance visit. If you need an emergency repair, please call our office right away at 508-507-6702, and we will get to your home as soon as we can.