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Be Aware of These Common Signs of Boiler Problems

boiler repairs long islandLike any installation within your home, your boiler can begin to experience issues and even start to break down over time. And the key to extending the life of your boiler and reducing the cost of repairs is to stay on top of your boiler issues so that you can have them addressed sooner rather than later.

To be able to address your boiler issues ASAP, you’ll need to know the signs to look out for so that you know that there are issues to address. If you don’t know what those signs are, just read the rest of this article. In it, we’ll describe three of the most common signs of boiler issues to look out for, helping you to know when to call your Nassau County HVAC expert for a repair.

Bad Smells

Since a boiler works largely with water, you should always be aware of unusual smells that can occur because of water when your boiler breaks down. These smells can include mildewy smells and a general staleness throughout your home, and the cause of these smells can be burst pipes connected to your boiler or even a crack in the boiler itself.

Water damages are nothing to take lightly. They can lead to the development of mold and other harmful growths, and they can even cause your home’s wooden structures to weaken. So, before you find yourself dealing with all of those problems as well as a broken boiler, you need to have the source of these bad smells fixed.

Unusual Noises

Any installation that relies on the use of pipes to transport some kind of liquid is bound to make some unusual noises through the years as air gets in the pipes: clangs, bangs, and other such jarring sounds. So, those sounds are normal enough — but only if they occur occasionally. If, on the other hand, you notice them frequently, you need to get your boiler checked out.

After all, frequent unusual noises could indicate a great amount of air present in your boiler’s pipes. And this air could be getting in from a breakage in one of the pipes, meaning that these sounds could be indicative of further problems to come. To avoid those problems, call your HVAC repair expert when unusual noises become commonplace.

Water Leaks

And, of course, since your boiler uses water, you need to be on the lookout for water leaks. You might notice water leaks in a number of areas within your home. Maybe you notice them on the floor; maybe you notice them creeping up or down your walls. But no matter where you perceive them, you’ll want to get your boiler looked at as a possible culprit.

As mentioned above, water leaks can develop into a variety of other issues within your home: mold development, structural damage, etc. So, you’ll want to get those water leaks addressed sooner rather than later before they develop into those issues while also developing into issues with your boiler.

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