Boiler Repair Service
There are a lot of machines in your basement, all of which you know are important for making your home function properly. Of all those mechanisms, one of the most important is your boiler.
If you’re like most other Doylestown or Lansdale homeowners, you generally avoid going down to the basement at all costs. But, in doing so, you may be neglecting the important components that help drive all the things your house does. We’re not judging you for that, but if integral complicated components of your heating system go unattended for long enough, they will inevitably malfunction.
Think about it this way: What happens to your car if you use it every day, yet neglect to change its oil, replace the tires or take it in for a tune up every now and again? Of course, it breaks down! Just like us as people, the machines we use that possess a lot of moving parts need a little TLC.
While it doesn’t have as many moving parts as your vehicle’s engine, your boiler is a complex machine that needs to be tended to. If yours breaks down, we’ll happily fix it. These are the areas in which we regularly perform boiler installations and repairs:
- Other points in Montgomery County, PA and Bucks County, PA
Why do you need to think twice about the boiler repair service that works on your equipment? For one, because boilers are complicated and it takes an extensive amount of knowledge to understand them. This is how they work:
What’s a boiler? What’s the difference between a boiler and a furnace? Which one do I have? Or do I have both? I’m confused!
No need to worry. You’re not alone in your confusion. Many Buckingham, Warminster, Hatboro, Ivyland and Perkasie homes use water-based systems to distribute heat, while others use air. And those differences are what separate boilers and furnaces. While air-based systems use furnaces to generate heat, water-based systems use boilers.
If your Montgomery County or Bucks County home is heated by gas, oil, electricity or wood pellets, then you undoubtedly have a boiler in your basement (or in a closet somewhere else).
Common boiler problems
The number one problem that boilers face is the obvious—no heat or hot water. Usually, a boiler won’t produce heat/hot water for one of two reasons. First, it could be because of a pressure problem. Second, it could be because of low water levels. While those issues are easy to fix, there are a number of other reasons why your boiler could be failing to produce heat.
We also receive a lot of calls from Doylestown, Lansdale, Buckingham, Warminster, Hatboro, Ivyland, Perkasie, Montgomery County and Bucks County homeowners whose boilers leak and drip. If such is the case for you, it’s probably a broken pressure valve, or the pressure may be set too high. In other cases, you may have old internal parts that need replacing.
Another very common cause of boiler failure is a pilot light outage. When the components of your boiler that affect gas supply go awry, this is what generally causes a pilot light to go out. It’s best to leave pilot problems to the professionals, as dealing with natural gas can be very dangerous.
Your radiators are the final (and as far as you’re concerned, most important) stop on water’s journey to heat your house. If your radiators aren’t producing heat, that could be due to one of many issues—including a problem stemming from your boiler.
If your boiler sounds like a steaming kettle when you’re making tea, that’s called kettling, and is generally caused by an overabundance of sludge in the system. Kettling is a big problem because it reduces your boiler’s efficiency, as well as shortens its overall lifespan.
These are just a few of the most common things that lead to boiler malfunctions, but the list goes on. If you’re experiencing an issue, leave it to us to get the problem solved. Our team of experienced repair people are well equipped to solve any issue your boiler faces, no matter how big or small the problem is.
We can’t stress the importance of this enough: NEVER try to fix a broken boiler on your own. While some projects are all right to apply a DIY mentality to, boilers aren’t one of them. They deal with very hot pressurized water, which can cause deadly explosions. If you’re not a trained professional, for safety’s sake, leave it to Ben Franklin Doylestown to fix.
There are a lot of different types of houses in the Montgomery County and Bucks County areas we service, from Doylestown to Lansdale, Buckingham, Warminster, Hatboro, Ivyland, Perkasie and everywhere in between, all of which seemingly have a different kind of heating system. If you’re in need of a boiler repair service that will get the job done quickly and correctly, call Ben Franklin Doylestown today!