Troubleshooting Guide for your Heating System
Although the heating system in your home has beaten freezing temperatures time and time again, one possibility looms as you continue to use it over the years: the chance of it breaking down in any way, shape, or form.
Whether it’s a significantly lower output from your boiler or a sudden surge in your monthly utility bills, there are many ways to tell if your heating is experiencing some problems that you need to address.
The reason why your boiler might have some significant problems along the way is because of the ventilation issues that may arise throughout the years, which are usually caused by structural flaws due to damage or incorrect installation.
What to do when things go wrong in your heating system
When faced with a faulty boiler, one of the most practical and useful things you can do is to go over the following carefully to determine what you should:
1. When did your heating problems start happening?
Before you even attempt to solve any issues with your boiler, you’ll have to determine when the issues started coming up. Just like a doctor’s appointment, the best way to cure your boiler or air conditioning’s issues is to get a proper diagnosis. Only when you know what the root of the problem is will you be able to carry out a plan to fix it.
This step involves having to check your utility bills to determine which month your energy usage started spiking. You may also need to compare your home’s utility costs for the past few years in relation to your heating or cooling activities. If your bill this year is comparatively higher than it used to be, then there’s a problem within your system, but if your bills were always high, then you’re definitely looking at a messed up installation process.
2. Is it possible to access the ventilation?
Once you’ve determined the issue at hand, you’ll have to check your ventilation to see if you can identify the main reason behind your boiler problems and if you can troubleshoot it. Whether you can actually fix the problem or not, accessing your ventilation is an important step in determining how the problem can be solved.
Due to the fact that some parts of the ventilation and air ducts are exposed in your basement, garage, or attic, your system’s issues can be easily spotted just by looking at the ventilation without having to pull your walls apart.
3. Would it be worth it to hire a professional?
Ah yes, the final question that most people want to say “no” to, but actually end up doing at times. If you’ve diagnosed the problem, accessed your ventilation, and checked the plausible problem spots to no avail, then it would be best to have a professional come in and take care of your ventilation problems.
You may think it’s too expensive to hire an expert to eliminate the problems in your heating system and maintain it every once in a while, but the truth is it would be cheaper to do so rather than having to replace your system (or part of it) after your stinginess got the best of you. If you get a professional to come in and take care of your unit, you can avoid any costly repairs and replacement expenses in the future.
If you’re looking for a boiler repair service, Causeway Heating is your best option. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.