If you live in Toronto or the GTA then you know what to expect when old man winter shows up. So far, we’ve gotten a taste of snow, wind, and ice, but they’re predicting it to escalate as months pass. It’s past the time where you should have been thinking about winter boiler maintenance.
With colder days ahead, most people will seek the warmth of their homes. Curled up in bed or on the couch, you’ll want to be sure your boiler is working efficiently. To help with that, we’ve outlined some of the common problems people face when their boiler is acting up. Take a look below if you recognize any.
Loud Noises From The Boiler
For banging, clunking, or clanging noises coming from the boiler, you’ve come to the right place. On the one hand, your boiler could be older and more prone to making noises. You’ll want to think back to when it was installed and take into consideration that these noises might just be nothing to worry about. On the other hand though, these little noises could be early warning signs for problems to come. It never hurts to check with someone who has experience in boiler maintenance. This could be a professional or just someone familiar enough with boilers to listen for the noises you heard.
One instance may involve something called kettling. This is fairly simple to explain. Think of a kettle on the stove. Once enough pressure builds, it lets off some steam. Your boiler may not whistle the exact same way, but if there’s a lime scale build-up, it could make some noise and even blow off a little steam. This build-up is actually preventing water from flowing correctly to the heat exchanger, which forces the boiler to work a bit harder. Sadly, there isn’t much you can do to prevent this since it’s mostly the result of simple wear and tear. Good news is that you won’t have to face the Toronto winter alone. A professional in boiler maintenance can assess the situation and make recommendations on what you should do next. And they’re easy enough to find in the GTA.
So Many Boiler Maintenance Professionals To Choose From
Toronto is a big enough place with millions of people, so you can count on having more than enough options to choose from. If you’re reading this though, hopefully you’ve found it helpful. While we don’t want to give away all that we’ve learned in the last 30 years, we do want to help people make informed decisions. Boiler maintenance isn’t the most exciting topic for people to read about but it pays to know some basics.
If you’d rather just give one of our Phoenix Heating & Cooling Toronto technicians a call to ask questions or book an appointment, contact us at 647-243-3570. We’d love to hear from you, and help you make decisions that make sense for your wallet and your home. Our team takes care of a variety of HVAC problems including boiler maintenance, boiler repairs, and boiler installation, so you can rest assured you’re in good hands this winter.