When you move into a home that uses a home boiler rather than a furnace, you may be confused about how a boiler may function differently and require different care than a forced air furnace. You may find yourself concerned that your boiler will need repairs or maintenance and you will not know about it until it is too late. Before you worry needlessly about every little sound or action your boiler makes, get to know some of the signs that your boiler could use some work. Then, you can be sure that you take contact a professional for boiler repair as soon as possible if you notice any of these signs.  

Dripping Or Pooling Water Near Your Boiler

One of the biggest indicators that your boiler is malfunctioning has to do with the water from your boiler. If you hear dripping water coming from the vicinity of your boiler and notice water stains underneath or around your boiler, you may have a boiler in need of repairs.

Similarly, pooling water (puddles of water) on the floor in the area around your boiler is also cause for alarm. When there is a leak in your boiler system, it greatly affects the efficiency of your system. It is tough to maintain the temperature in your boiler if there is a leak. This means that your energy bills will be higher and your home may not feel as warm as it otherwise would. You also run the risk of water damage in your home, especially if the leak gets worse.

Strange Noises From Your Boiler

When you have just moved into the house, every sound your boiler makes may seem strange and unfamiliar. However, after a week or two, you will more than likely get used to any sounds your boiler makes when it is heating water, your heat is running, or the system shuts down.

As such, you will be able to tell when something sound out of the ordinary. If you hear clunking or clanging sounds coming from your boiler or you notice that it is much louder when running than normal, you should contact a boiler repair company to help you determine the cause of the changes in sound and get the issue taken care of as quickly as possible to prevent a more serious problem.

Now that you know a few of the ways that you can tell your boiler is in need of some work, you can better maintain and care for your home boiler and get the services you need when a problem arises. For more information, contact a company like Rickett Industrial Environmental Systems.