“Frozen Condensate Pipe
Newer boilers have something called a condensate pipe. This pipe removes waste gas from the system. However, because of where the pipe is positioned, it runs the risk of freezing over. Your boiler making a lot of noise will be one of the first signs that this has happened.
he good news is that this is a relatively simple fix that you can perform yourself or call in an engineer if you’d prefer not to repair yourself. Apply hot water to the pipe to help it defrost, or wrap a towel soaked in heated water around it.
No Hot Water/Heat Throughout The House
This is possibly the worst thing that could happen with your boiler. Life being what it is, it will usually happen in the middle of winter.
This is one of the more complex problems with your boiler and could be the result of one or several parts going bad simultaneously. The parts in question are the motorised valves, system diaphragms, and airlocks, which could be faulty or broken. No heat or hot water can also be caused by low pressure.”
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Another common problem has to do with boiler pressure being too low or high. Many boilers contain safety measures in cases of high pressure. The unit will simply shut off or give an error message. If that fails to happen it’s possible a fire could break out or even an explosion. The best way to ensure your boiler is working properly is to call an experienced technician.
The professionals at Team Mechanical offer boiler service, repair, and installation to residents in the Twin Cities. Call us at 612-729-5646 to learn more about this service and schedule an appointment.