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How to Troubleshoot Your Brooklyn Boiler

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There are still a few more weeks of wintery weather, and your Brooklyn home’s boiler has worked hard already this season.

But you’re still going to need it to work just a bit more to stay warm. Your Brooklyn heating experts at Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning offer some tips on how to troubleshoot any issues you may have.

Read on to learn what those are, or simply reach out to our Brooklyn HVAC pros today!

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Identifying the Boiler Issue

The first thing you should do is try to narrow down what the problem you’re having with your Brooklyn boiler. Some likely culprits are:

  1. No hot water. This could be something as simple as a tripped circuit breaker or as advanced as a broken dip tube or a faulty thermostat. Check the circuit breaker first.
  2. Strange noises. This could be the result of sediment in the tank or a loose part in the system.
  3. The pilot light is out. If your pilot light is out, follow your manufacturer’s instructions on how to relight it. If it keeps going out after you’ve relit it, it could be something more involved like a dirty burner assembly or a bad thermocouple.
  4. The boiler is kettling. This is usually a result of too much sediment build-up in the tank and the water boils instead of just being heated. This is a serious issue and should be fixed as soon as possible.

If you notice a leak in your system, you should also call in a professional ASAP for boiler repair in Brooklyn. A leak can damage your home’s walls, floors and furniture if left unchecked.

Maintaining your Boiler

The best troubleshooting tip by far is to simply maintain your system based on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Some Brooklyn boiler maintenance tips can include:

  1. Cleaning or replacing your filters. Regularly clean the filter or replace it based on both the boiler manufacturer’s recommendations and the filter’s lifespan.
  2. Have a regular boiler tune-up. You should have your boiler checked at least once a year. The best time to do this is just before winter so that you’re made aware of any issues that could arise or fix and replace damaged parts.
  3. Check your boiler’s settings. Making sure the boiler is set at the right temperatures and ensuring the pressure is consistent will help your boiler work most efficiently.

Finally, if you’re experiencing issues with your boiler that you cannot fix, call Petri Plumbing & Heating to request a service call. We offer emergency services 24/7, too!

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