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Common Repairs for a Boiler

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If you have a boiler in Pearl River, NY, chances are high that you haven’t needed to call often for repairs. Boilers do not wear down as fast as other heating systems, such as furnaces and heat pumps, because they use fewer mechanical parts. With proper maintenance, boilers can  provide many years of reliable heating.

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There are a few repairs that boilers can require, however, and we’re going to look at the most common ones in this post. Our technicians at Design Air Inc have many years of experience with these repairs, so when you have a heater that’s acting up, make us your first call.

Boiler repairs we often do

  • Repairing leaks: Leaks are the major problem that boilers can encounter, and there are a number of different reasons for them to start: high water pressure, corrosion, loose connections. Whatever the cause, they need to be patched, sealed, or the pipes replaced, and then the source tracked down to prevent further trouble.
  • Flushing the tank: The hot water tank of a boiler is the core of the system. Sometimes it can start to gather sediment along its bottom, which is brought in from underground breaks in the pipes. As this sediment builds up, it compresses the available space for water in the tank, and this can lead to high pressure and numerous problems. A professional flushing the water from the tank can remedy this.
  • Corrosion elimination: A boiler is designed to resist corrosion as long as possible, but malfunctions can cause it to start developing along the tank or connections. Corroded connections need to be replaced quickly, and if caught soon enough rust can be removed from the tank. A heavily rusted water tank will likely need a full replacement, so make sure you call for repairs the moment you notice corrosion on any part of your boiler.
  • Cleaning the burner: Gas-powered boilers are the most popular models. Similar to gas-powered furnaces, they can have problems with the burners where the gas jets ignite if they develop too much dirt and grime. Never attempt to repair anything connected to a gas line on your own; let a professional handle removing the burner and cleaning it.

To help fend off repairs and make your boiler as trouble-free as it should be, make sure you have it maintained annually with a visit from a technician. At Design Air Inc, we offer excellent repair and maintenance service for your boiler in Pearl River, NY. Call us whenever you need help getting the most from your boiler.

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