hot water boiler
water heater,old water heater,scrap metal,old heater,boiler,heater tank,tankless water heaterMany of today’s newer homes ar being built with hot water boilers to provide radiant heat. These systems heat water that is then piped through the home to radiators or fins which radiate heat into your home. Evidence suggests that these units are much more efficient than traditional forced air units, that is until you have a problem. Below are a few common issues you may come crosswise while using radiant heat.
There are several simple reasons your hot water boiler is not producing heat. Check the simplest areas first before going into detailed troubleshooting.
* No power- Even a gas powered hot water boiler may need electricity for thermostat control and other functions. Check your breaker and or fuses if your kettle has no power.
* Water to low- hot water boilers are intentional to work with a particular amount of water, if that water gets too low you will have no heat. There should be a pressure relief valve that regulates the water input, however if not you may have to open the water feed valve until the pressure indicates 12psi.
* Pilot is out- Most boilers burn some type of gas and should the pilot light go out, no heat! Simply re light the pilot and you will be back in business.
* Thermostat is malfunctioning- First check that the thermostat is set to heat mode and on the appropriate temperature. You should then move the control up or down a few notches and see if that makes a difference. If none of the above works, you may want to call a technician familiar with your system.
Generally, hot water boilers ar very reliable systems, especially with the technological advances of today. Older units were less reliable and could even be dangerous at times, but thankfully, that is no longer the case.