It is important to make sure that you are well aware of the signs that may indicate that your boiler is in need of prompt repair. This way, you will be able to get in touch with a skilled HVAC contractor before it is too late and you find yourself without any heat in the house. To help you with this, you might want to check out the following signs of trouble.
If you hear a very loud banging sound when the boiler kicks on, there is most likely a problem with the pilot light. The pilot could be dirty or the flame may be set too low. If the flame of the pilot light is not high enough, there will be an overabundance of natural gas. The gas continues to build until it reaches the flame and then the explosion or banging sound is heard. This is a dangerous problem, especially if the flames shoot out the side of the boiler and hit something flammable. The banging sound can also be the result of a bad boiler motor. Either way, it is important to make sure that you are doing everything you can to get this problem checked out as soon as possible.
Depending on where the water is leaking from, you might have a serious problem. If there is a small pin hole in water line, you may simply need a replacement line that an HVAC contractor or even a plumber may be able to put in. However, if the water is leaking from the underside of the boiler, it is imperative that you call in an HVAC contractor as soon as possible. This is especially important because there is no way for you to see where the water is leaking from or how bad the problem really is. If the water were to leak to the point that the boiler does not have any to run the system with, you could very well find yourself without any heat for the house.
Pilot Light Goes Out
It is one thing for the pilot light to go out every once in a while. However, if this is starting to become something that continuously happens, it is a problem. There could be a build up of dirt or mineral deposits that is preventing from the flame from staying lit. Then again, it could be the coupling for the pilot light that is bad and needs to be replaced. A reputable HVAC contractor will be able to properly diagnose the problem and fix it for you.
With those few signs in mind, you should find it rather easy to know when you need to call for assistance from an HVAC technician like Biggerstaff Plumbing Heating & Air.