Minor boiler problems can pose significant issues in a short amount of time if not handled properly. If you notice problems with your boiler, contact Kellie Plumbing, Inc. for immediate service. We are your local Franklin boiler repair and installation team. Your safety and home comfort is our priority. We make sure your problem is completely solved before leaving the site. Check out our recent reviews to see what our loyal customers are saying about their experience with us.
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What are signs you need boiler repair?
Unusual sounds: This may result from iron deposits or uneven water distribution in the unit. Either of these issues can lead to further problems that can cause your boiler to break down.
Odd smell: Do you smell anything unusual, particularly a rotten egg odor, when the boiler is working? This may signal a gas leak, which requires immediate professional attention. Carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to extreme health issues if not handled properly. If you suspect a gas leak or suddenly feel nauseous in your home, leave the property at once and call your local gas company to report the leak.
Leaking: Water should never leak around the base of a boiler. If your boiler has a puddle of water around the base, call us for an inspection. A leaking boiler is put under more strain than usual and will eventually become inefficient and lead to energy waste.
What is inspected during regular maintenance?
We check several components during boiler maintenance. This ensures that your system is properly functioning, with no excess work being put on the boiler.
One of the first things inspected is the water level. This has to be at a certain level, or it will put unnecessary strain on the boiler and cause energy bills to rise.
Other items inspected during boiler maintenance:
- Condensate temperature
- Gas pressure
- Boiler operating temperature
- Feedwater pressure
- Feedwater temperature
- General boiler operation
When is replacement necessary?
An average boiler lasts 15 years. If your boiler is over 10 years old and requires frequent repair, replacing the entire unit may prove more cost-effective. Repair costs can add up quickly, and if the boiler is only going to last another year or two, it pays off to replace the boiler and have a new unit that will be more reliable in the long run.
If your energy bill unexpectedly surges while using your boiler, and your boiler is over 10 years old, it may be time to replace the unit. Unnecessary strain put on the boiler can result in higher energy costs.
Frequent leaks are also a sign that replacement may be the best option. An occasional leak can be repaired, but frequent leaks point to a larger problem within the unit. If you notice that your boiler is constantly leaking, contact us for an inspection.
If boiler replacement is the best option for you, we will help you choose the right unit to fit your home’s needs as well as your budget. We will also set up your new boiler without hassle and make sure all plumbing connections are installed properly.