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Got a Boiler? Why You Might Face Repair on this Type of Heating Equipment

Home Heating Installation

Common reasons you might need repairs on boiler heating equipment.

Maintaining heating equipment is an ongoing process, but boilers present unique challenges. Boilers use hot water to heat homes and commercial buildings, and water can cause problems you won’t encounter with traditional furnaces. If you have a boiler, here are some reasons why you’re likely to face repairs for that type of heating equipment:

Mineral Deposits. If you have hard water, it contains minerals that can create deposits in boiler pipes, clogging them up and making the equipment inefficient. Mineral deposits within the boiler can cause the unit to overheat. A HVAC service provider will need to flush and refill the boiler system with softer water.

Rust. When water combines with oxygen, it can cause rust to form on metal surfaces. While boilers are built to be rust-resistant, extra oxygen in the system can still lead to the development of rust inside the boiler. An experienced technician will need to remove the rust build-up and eliminate the conditions that caused the rust to develop in the first place.

Leaky Pipes. If some of your boiler’s pipes run underground, a leaky pipe can let sediment into the system. Sediment in the boiler can cause the system to overheat. This is another reason to have the system flushed and refilled with fresh, soft water – after the leaky pipe has been repaired.

A boiler can be an excellent choice for heating equipment, but it does require regular upkeep to stay running efficiently and reliably. If you have noticed a change in your boiler’s performance, it’s a good idea to call a professional HVAC company for an inspection and possible repairs. Schedule your heating equipment appointment with Brummitt Heating and Cooling today.