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Common Lexington Boiler Problems

Heating & Cooling


Homes throughout Lexington rely on residential boilers to heat their living spaces during winter months. One thing that homeowners love about boiler systems is that compared to furnaces, these systems usually last longer and require minimal repairs.

Despite that, homeowners do occasionally have trouble with their boiler heating systems. A number of system issues could leave you without heat. Common boiler problems we see that cause a lack of heat inside the home include:

Thermostat issues

You’d be surprised how many heating issues don’t have anything to do with the boiler or furnace itself; a malfunctioning thermostat could render your heating system useless. When the thermostat is not working properly, it will not accurately communicate with the boiler to call for heating. If no issue is detected with your boiler, your thermostat may need to be replaced.

Ignition issues

Boiler ignition issues will prevent the system’s burners from igniting, which is required to heat water in order to heat your indoor areas. Ignition issues can be caused by a bad igniter or faulty burner, as well as a problem with the gas line supplying the boiler with fuel. Professional repair is necessary as these issues can put you at risk of a carbon monoxide leak.

Heating element issues

The system’s heating element is the component responsible for heating water within the boiler tank; if it’s not working properly, the boiler will not be able to heat the home. It will require replacement or repair.

Circulator pump issues

The circulator pump is the boiler component which pumps heated water from the system’s tank throughout your home. When it’s not working properly, the hot water used for heating will not be able to travel where it is needed. Circulator pump issues will need to be fixed in order for the system to effectively move hot water into the radiators to heat your living areas.

When your Lexington boiler is having trouble keeping your home warm, it’s best to call in a NATE-certified heating specialist with experience working with residential boiler systems. Climate Control will perform a full inspection of your system and perform quick, reliable system repairs. Contact us for boiler heating repair today; we offer emergency repair service for around-the-clock homeowner heating assistance.

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