If your home’s heat is provided by a boiler, then you know just how much you rely on the heating system to keep your family warm and cozy during those frigid Michigan winters. So we understand just how stressful it can be when it begins malfunctioning and failing to the supply heat that your home needs and deserves. Here at Swick Home Services, we provide quality boiler maintenance, repair, and installation services to our clients when they need it the most! Whether it’s the start of winter or the middle of the night, you can count on our heating contractors to keep your home safe and comfortable.
Looking to keep your system in the best shape possible? Be sure to ask about our Gold Star Service Plan today!
How Boilers Work
Your home’s boiler works night and day to provide heat to your home. When you want heat, all you have to do is switch on the boiler, and before long, you’ll be on your way to a comfortable and warm home. When we flip the switch, however, we usually don’t think about how the heat gets to our home but boilers work hard to do their job.
- First, the boiler turns on using either gas, oil, or electricity depending on the model that you have.
- Then, the heat from the fuel source heats up the water located inside the boiler.
- Next, the heated water is spread through the home using radiators where it gives off heat to warm the air.
- While the water cools, it then travels back to the boiler where it is reheated and sent back out, repeating the process until your home reaches the preset temperature.
Signs Your Boiler Needs Repair
Just like with any heating system, sometimes our boilers give us trouble. Although boilers tend to have long lives, when they do malfunction, it’s important to call a professional HVAC technician about boiler repair or replacement services. Some of the common signs that you have a damaged boiler include:
- No Heat: If your boiler isn’t providing the heat that it usually does, you may be experiencing broken diaphragms or airlocks. Sometimes, even a broken thermostat can be the culprit behind a lack of heat. If your boiler isn’t generating heat, give us a call.
- Loud Noises: Build up in the pipes is the most common cause we see behind a noisy boiler. If you hear a loud whistling noise known as kettling, contact us and an HVAC expert will inspect the problem.
- Powers Off Randomly: If your boiler keeps switching off by itself, you may be dealing with a restriction blocking the flow of water and resulting in low pressure. A trained technician will be able to assess the culprit behind a boiler that shuts off by itself.
- Faulty Pilot Light: A properly working boiler will have a pilot light the color blue. If your pilot light isn’t on or is a color other than blue, you may be dealing with a damaged boiler and should give us a call right away.
We offer boiler repair services to get your system back up and running, as well as boiler maintenance to avoid many of the issues listed above. With a little help from our heating contractors, you can avoid those emergency situations in the winter months.
Dealing with an emergency situation? Our staff is available 24/7 to help keep you safe in your home. When you need us most, quick, call Swick!
Is It Time for a New Boiler?
If your boiler is getting old and is frequently needing repairs, it may be time to invest in boiler replacement services. Upgrading your system is a great option for those looking to cut greenhouse gas emissions with a high-efficiency boiler. You may also want to upgrade if your family is growing or you’re in the process of expanding your home.
If you’re on the market for a new boiler and you’re clueless about which unit is the right choice for you, our trained technicians are here to point you in the right direction. We also provide expert boiler repair and maintenance services to your old boiler to expand its life and keep your home warm for years to come.