Finding a qualified company for boiler services in has been a challenge for many homeowners. Most of the heating systems in Utah and Nevada are forced air systems and there are not very many boiler experts around here. Fortunately, Express Home Services have you covered. If you are having problems with your boiler give us a call.
Boiler repairs we perform include, but are not limited to:
- Boiler not heating
- Pilot light issues
- Leaking water
- Noisy pipes
- Boiler not firing up or staying on
- Thermostat problems
- Faulty zones
- Boiler pump replacement
Radiant heat uses heated water as opposed to heated air to condition the home. The water in the pipes can be over 120 degrees. Boiler repairs should only be performed by an expert. When you are having trouble with your boiler call the experts At Express Home Services. We service and install many types of boilers and can help you with yours.
Express Home Services employs a team of technicians, installers, and plumbers to tackle even the most challenging boiler installations. The boilers we install are much more efficient than older models. We can help you with the rebates that Dominion Energy offers when a boiler is replaced with a qualified model. Advances in boiler technology have made modern boilers safer and more reliable too. If you are considering replacing your boiler give us a call for a free estimate.
Our maintenance plans are custom-tailored to fit your needs. A boiler requires regular maintenance and inspection to work properly. This maintenance and cleaning are much different than the maintenance for a forced-air furnace. Don’t trust just anyone to work on your boiler, call the experts at Express Home Services.
Boiler Maintenance Tips
Your boiler is one of the most essential appliances in your home, and a broken boiler can be not only incredibly inconvenient but also expensive!
Here are some do-it-yourself maintenance tips to help avoid unnecessary costly repairs and keep things running smoothly.
First and foremost, make sure your boiler is working!
If you haven’t run it for a while, turn it on and make sure it engages, and things seem to be functioning as normal. If all seems good, keep moving with these small steps. If you notice a major issue, give us a call before you waste too much time on a boiler that might need to be replaced.
Check the boiler louvers.
Debris can accumulate fairly quickly here and prevent the free-flowing passage of air. Check the louvers as well as the flue for blockages and remove as necessary to maintain airflow. If you’re not sure how to clear these out or where to check, give us a call!
The electrical system and wiring around your boiler are worth checking on as well.
You likely won’t have to (and shouldn’t need to!) check this regularly, but while you’re cleaning things out and dusting things off, give the electrical side a quick once over. Make sure the wiring is clean, electrical covers are tight, and all connections are secure.
Take a look at the flame color.
The flame you see should be blue–if you see an orange or yellow flame, which can mean that something internally is faulty. Give us a call to come to diagnose the issue.
Check for leaks.
Leaks can occur with regular usage of your boiler, and gas/fuel leakage can cause damage as well as decrease the efficiency of the appliance. If you notice damaged, loose, or worn-out parts, call a professional for help with replacements and installation.
Check the water level and pressure gauges.
The water level within the boiler is important to keep an eye on. Checking the water level regularly (every 14-30 days or so) can make sure the boiler is never operating with no water, which can lead to catastrophic accidents at the worst, and expensive repairs or replacing the unit at best. Standard boiler pressure should be between 12 and 15 psi. If that doesn’t look right, give us a call.
Along with the water level within the boiler, check the overflow pipe as well.
If there is dripping water, you’ll likely need a licensed professional to help replace it. If you’re unsure, give us a call to come to take a look.
See what needs to be lubricated.
Like any mechanical appliance, your boiler will benefit from proper lubrication. Pay particular attention to the fans and pumps!
If you have hard water, your boiler will also benefit from de-scaling.
Excessive lime-scale in the tank prohibits proper functionality, and if left for too long, will also influence the heating capacity of the boiler. Check the interior of your boiler for lime-scale build-up, and give us a call if you’d like some help.
On top of routine checks and small cleaning tasks, a regular flush of your boiler will help maintain functionality.
We suggest flushing your boiler regularly but this is especially important in the winter when your boiler is working a full capacity. Winter is when dirt, dust, and scaling are most likely to build up, so flushing the boiler before and after the coldest time of the year will make sure it’s ready for use year-round.
During the winter, take care to prevent freezing pipes.
Turn the heat on for a couple of hours a day to make sure things stay warm enough to function–and avoid costly repairs or damaging leaks that come with frozen plumbing.
Locate and test the safety valve.
In the event of an emergency, you’ll want to know where this is, and be sure that it works!
Schedule an annual maintenance check-in!
It’s always a good idea to have a professional take a look at things and make sure they’re good to go. We recommend doing this yearly.
As with any appliance, maintenance can be overwhelming, and there may be parts that you are unsure of. In any case, Express Home Services is happy to assist you in making sure things are working as they should be. If we find any issues, our skilled team can help with repairs, and help figure out alternative options should a new appliance be necessary. Give us a call or schedule your annual check-up here.