Residential Boilers in New Mexico
Residential boilers are a great way to heat your home. As with any major appliance in your home, problems will occur over time and you will need to know how to properly troubleshoot those problems.
Trouble shooting comes down to understanding how your boiler works and knowing the warning signs when things aren’t operating properly. Understanding how your boiler works can seem intimidating to a homeowner, especially if you’re more familiar with a forced air heating systems. The basic principals are mostly the same instead of warm air moving through your home you have hot water moving through tubing in the floor or baseboards along the wall. There are more parts to a residential boiler when compared to a furnace, but it doesn’t make them complicated. In fact the majority of problems with most boiler systems can be traced to the expansion tank, circulator pump, thermostat or zone valves.
Most common problems with residential boilers aren’t part failure. If air enters the system the pipes will become noisy and inefficient. A boiler system will have air bleeders and or auto air vents, there’s a pressure relief valve that will release excess pressure in the boiler system. If you want to make sure the relief valve is working properly make sure you wear protective clothing to prevent injury. The water is very hot 150-180 Deg.
You don’t need to be an expert when it comes to your residential boiler. If your having problems that you don’t understand, Call Western Mechanical and one of our technicians will get your boiler back up and running to its peak performance.