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Reasons Why a Boiler Might Not Heat as It Should

When it comes to choosing a reliable heating system for your home, you can’t go wrong with a boiler. These systems have a small number of mechanical parts, and thanks to this they rarely cause as many problems as perhaps a furnace or some other type of heater might. This also means they tend to have a longer lifespan than other heating systems.

That being said, there is no heater out there that’s completely invulnerable to issues. Your boiler might encounter problems that will lead it to stop proving heat, no matter how well you take care of it. Fortunately, the solution is as simple as giving our boiler experts a call. In the meantime, we’ve shared some reasons below that your boiler may not heat your home as it should.

The Burner Will Not Ignite

This is the most common reason we get boiler service calls. If the gas jets on the burner won’t ignite, then there’s no heat to warm up the water in the boiler’s tank. This could be due to a failed electronic igniter/pilot light, or due to trouble in the gas line. Because of the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, it’s important that you call in a professional rather than trying to tamper with this problem on your own.

Broken Circulator Pump

A boilers mechanical components may be few, but one of them is very important—the circulator pump. This removes heated water from the tank and sends it to the baseboard heaters and radiators throughout the house. If this pump breaks, then no hot water will circulate.

Failed Heating Elements

In electrical-powered heat pumps, a pair of heating elements within the tank is responsible for raising the water temperature. If these elements don’t work, then you’ll need to call our professionals so we can replace them for your boiler to provide warmth once again.

ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns, including quality boiler repairs in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Contact us today!

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