Boilers can have their bad days, too!
Though boilers are generally durable and reliable, they can sometimes malfunction. Just like all machinery, they need to be properly maintained and occasionally repaired to stay in perfect working condition. Thermal Conditioning, Inc. is a leading provider of boiler maintenance and repair services for commercial facilities in the Greater Charlotte area.
Common Boiler Issues & Repairs
There are many common issues that boilers face, some of which are cause for repair while others just require a tune-up.
Kettling is a rather unnoticed issue found in boilers. Not familiar with the term? You’ve likely heard a loud banging and/or rumbling noise coming from the heating unit, which is a result of kettling. It may seem like a small issue, but if you’ve heard this sound, it needs to be checked out. It is caused by a buildup of minerals in the water supply which can change the pressure in the tank and cause a leak if left unrepaired.
Another common issue in boilers is leaking. There are many sources from which a leak could occur, but the most dangerous is directly from the boiler tank as it signifies that the liquid has begun to erode the interior of the boiler. When this happens, the boiler needs to be replaced entirely.
Finally, if little to no heat is being produced, that can indicate an issue with your boiler. The first place to check is the thermostat as it will show that the boiler itself has stopped working. Other causes could be a broken diaphragm, airlock, or valve that may need to be replaced.
Should you find yourself with any of the common boiler issues above, we recommend you call Thermal Conditioning, your number one choice for boiler repair.
Performing general and preventative boiler maintenance is the number one way to avoid costly outages and expensive equipment repairs. The last thing you and your business need is a time-consuming job taking place during working hours due to leakage or lack of heat. At Thermal Conditioning, our maintenance services cover everything from cleaning to scheduled repairs.
- Boilers for heat or process
- High & low pressure boilers
- Piping insulation services
- Boilers for apartments, schools, hospitals, office buildings, and industrial facilities
Boiler Update and Reconditioning
When your boiler approaches 15 years of service, it is time to consider a replacement. Updating your boiler on a regular basis can increase the longevity of your boiler system and improve operational efficiency. Annual boiler checkups are the standard, but we recommend scheduling checkups twice a year to ensure consistent monitoring to prevent future problems from occurring. As your boiler gets older, common problems like leaks, energy flow, or frequent failures may occur. These are signs that you should replace soon. From chemical recovery boilers to multi-fuel power/utility boilers, both foreign and domestic, Thermal Conditioning has experience in retrofitting, fabricating, and installing boilers and related equipment.
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Experiencing any other issues in your building? Consider calling Thermal Conditioning for all of your HVAC, aquatic center and boiler needs. Check out our other services here.