Sunday, July 2, 2017

How Can You Avoid Gas Boiler Problems?

By Alxa Roffel

Similar to an old furnace that needs a lot of repair services when it is not functioning well. You have to look for maintenance services for a boiler that is not working well. When you pay proper attention to you boiler, it will ensure that the boiler stays as efficient as ever and will not need regular repairs.

You can find he valve at the top of the heater. Then turn of the water tabs of your house, allowing the pressure to be released from the tank. Then open the drain valve of the tank allow the remaining water to get out of the heater, you can use a hose or bucket to do it. While you are working, avoid using hot water from the water heater.

It is important to check the temperature and pressure valve at least twice to ensure that it is working perfectly. You can find the temp & press valve on the front of the water heater (it varies according to the manufacturer). It can be checked by lifting the lever to find out if the water is coming out of it.

If there is no water coming out of it, it has to be replaced. However, if you are able to find some water through, it but also find leakages then it does need replacement. It often has a pipe that shall run to the sink and or outside the house. This pipe has a threaded union, which can easily be used to disassemble it.

Another very important aspect of boiler maintenance is reducing the heating bills. Doing the maintenance service on a regular basis ensures that the efficiency of the boiler is not affected. Doing this will reduce your overall fuel bills and also reduce the carbon emissions. Even for the homeowners, offering the house on rent with a boiler serviced annually, increase the chances of finding a good tenant.

Leakage is something that is uncalled, gas or fuel, always find their way to leak through minor holes. In case you are able to find any such damage or problem, then you must call for professional help to get it replaced. They make sure to examine all the part of the boiler to find out the leakage problems. If you find any parts being damaged then it is always recommended to get them replaced as soon as possible.

You must also check for the pressure valves and see if there is any water dripping out of the valves. This generally happens when the water is overflowing from the boiler. The pressure releasing valves are known to cause this; you might need the help of a plumber to resolve this issue.

Lastly go through the ventilations of the water heater, they play an important role in the functioning of the heater keeping it efficient. If you find any of the ventilation parts rusted or damaged, you can call for professional help. Also make sure there are no harmful gas released through the vents as the air gets back to your house via windows and fireplace. In case you feel this you must contact to the gas company or a plumber immediately.

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