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4 Top Boiler Problems

When temperatures begin to drop outside and our homes feel cold, we expect our heating systems to work seamlessly, right? Most homeowners don't give much thought to their home's hvac system until it stops pumping out a continuous supply of heat and hot water. Well, just like anything with moving parts, there are some common problems you should be aware of - but don't worry, we're here to fix them! 4 Top Boiler Problems | Boiler Repair Northern Kentucky | Rusk Heating & Cooling
  1. Lack of Heat or Hot Water: this is one of the most common red flags when it comes to boilers. Some of the potential causes include broken diaphragms, motorized valve failure or issues with the thermostat.
  2. Leaks: notice pools of water near the boiler? Lots of things can cause it to leak, so it all depends on where the water is coming from. Most of the time, a leak is caused by a broken internal component such as a pump seal or pressure valve.
  3. Bizarre Noises: hear banging, clanking or whistling noises coming from unit? This could mean there is air in the system or it could mean that the water pressure is too low. The type of noise you're hearing often indicates what the problem is.
  4. Problems With the Thermostat: if your thermostat isn't operating properly, it could set off a world of problems. Sometimes they just need a new battery, but other times it's best to replace it with a new model. A functioning thermostat is vital for any heating system.
At Rusk, we specialize in hot water and steam boilers as well as cast iron and copper fin tube radiation. We have been providing complete hot water boiler installation, replacement, repair and maintenance services to our Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky clients for over 145 years!