Boiler Repairs: Signs That You Need Boiler Repairs

A boiler is a complex piece of equipment. And yet, it’s one that rarely requires repair.

That’s one of the great things about a boiler; it’s highly durable and tends to require little maintenance. That’s why you might be surprised when you notice problems with your boiler. But it’s bound to happen at some point or another.

Take a look at some of the problems you might come across when you own a boiler instead of a forced-air heating system like a furnace. (These are two very different systems, aside from their ignition systems.)

It’s good to know what you might expect, and better to realize that routine preventative maintenance may be a good option for your home.

What to Look (and Listen, Feel, and Smell) For

Sometimes you’ll hear technicians telling you to keep your eyes open and to look out for boiler problems.

The truth is, however, that there are a variety of different issues that may manifest. It’s not all about the problems that you can see.


Listen for unusual sounds coming from your boiler. Remember that a boiler does not have a fan and certain other moving parts that forced-air heating systems do. That means that odd sounds may not be quite as familiar. You should note any booming, rumbling, boiling, or hissing sounds coming from the system, though. You could have an issue with overheating water, scale buildup, or delayed ignition in your burners.


Feel for issues with uneven heating in your home. If you have radiators or baseboards that aren’t getting as warm as others or cold spots in certain areas where your hydronic heating should reach, your boiler could be in trouble.


Smell for odors of burning or even of natural gas if you use a gas boiler. A gas leak is a significant concern with any heating system or gas-burning appliance. Natural gas has a pungent, sulfuric odor added to it as a safeguard. Burning smells could suggest an electrical issue or soot buildup.


Look for signs of water leaks, especially. In some cases, you may have a leaking valve. In others, though, the boiler itself could be leaking. Trained professionals must examine any signs of leaks. We’ll keep your boiler operating safely and effectively.

Schedule Maintenance

Most homeowners schedule their heating maintenance service before the winter season strikes.

If you are in the habit of having your system tuned up in the Spring, though, or if you just forgot to schedule boiler maintenance this year, do not go through another season without doing so.

Let us get your boiler inspected, cleaned up, and tuned up, even if it is at the end of the season. This not only ensures that you get the best performance that your boiler has to offer, but it also helps to reduce the risk of repair needs.

Schedule your boiler repairs with Guardian Heating & Air Conditioning for prompt, reliable service. 

Keeping you comfortable is our goal – if you need a boiler installation, repair, or service, call us for details. We can service your needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

“Kurt has been our “comfort guy” for quite a few years. He has been servicing our furnaces, air conditioning and water heatings for our home and several rentals as well as those of our relatives and friends, several of which were put in brand new by Kurt when they were needed. Kurt has been most professional, knowledgeable and reasonable in price with his services and products. He will come out if you are in an urgent situation and really make sure your house is comfortable with his services. We cannot say enough good things about him and it’s a blessing to have him, we know we are taken good care of. Thanks, Kurt!”


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