Boiler Repair in The Woodlands, TX
Boilers are similar to hot water heaters in the aspect that they both heat water and this often leads many homeowners to think that they are interchangeable or refer to the same device, but boilers differ in many respects. The simple difference is that the boiler is used to heat the home while a hot water heater is responsible for heating the water that you physically use, such as for washing. Although it is called a “boiler”, it also transports the resulting steam throughout the home for the purpose of heating. After the steam cools, it turns back into water and goes back to the boiler to repeat the process, thus the same water is reused.
Get a Free Estimate!
Hassle-Free, No Obligation
A boiler is a complicated machine with many moving parts. This makes it especially vulnerable because any common cause of mechanical failure can lead to expensive repairs. The best way to avoid this potential scenario is by consulting our team of HVAC specialists who are trained in diagnosing and repairing oil burners like yours.
Boiler repair services in The Woodlands
Of course, since a boiler is used to heat a home, it is probably not a major worry if the boiler stops working and it’s not in the coldest part of the winter, but emergency scenarios in which a technician should be called immediately are if there is a gas leak or if the boiler stops working in the cold. As a precaution, there should be a carbon monoxide detector next to a boiler. If the boiler stops working, it could be any number of possible reasons, but as previously stated, if it is in the middle of winter, it could be considered an emergency problem and a technician should be called immediately. Similarly, a leak of any size is a major problem and you should immediately call for a technician, in addition to turning off the water supply and the boiler itself so that it does not cause any further and more serious issues. Leaks can be caused by broken components, poor installation of certain components, or buildup of high pressure.
How can I fix my boiler?
If the problem occurs that you have hot water, but there is no heating in your home, you should first check the thermostat to ensure that the settings are correct. The boiler pressure should also be checked since this can lead to no central heating being dispensed. If everything appears to be normal, it is at this point that one should call The Woodlands AC Repair for a technician, since it is likely to be a more complex issue. If the boiler in question is a combi, then it would be wise to check the diverter valve to ensure that it has not been pushed in the wrong direction or stuck. It is also important to keep in mind that if there are cold patches, the problem could be air buildup or a blockage. In this case, the air should be released after first turning off the power. However, we do not recommend attempting to fix or repair anything without proper training or professional supervision. Please feel free to contact The Woodlands AC Repair for any of your HVAC repair needs.
Safety regulations in most cities include certain requirements that need to be met when working with energy equipment in a residential setting. These regulations were created by OSHA in order to prevent injury or death due to improper operation of the equipment found at every residence. OSHA has strict rules about who can perform work on your domestic heating system and ensure safety when proper installation practices are not followed. Contact The Woodlands AC Repair today to ensure your system is safe!
How much does it cost to replace a boiler?
A boiler could have lower pressure and while boilers generally lose pressure over a long time, a quick drop can indicate a water leak. If you notice actual leaking, as previously stated, shut it off immediately and call a technician to prevent any further issues from arising. Pressure should always be maintained and different pressures may be needed and you should consult the manufacturer’s instructions, but a general rule is that the pressure should be around 1.5 bar.
The cost to buy an entire boiler far outweighs the cost of replacing any of the components by many times, so it is wise to immediately address any problems or slight hints that a problem could be present. To give an idea and speaking generally, any component for a boiler will range from $150 to possibly $700 while an entirely new boiler will cost anywhere from $4000 to $7000, as an average. If you think that there could be a problem with your boiler, give us a call. Our technicians can quickly diagnose the problem and resolve it and can possibly save thousands of dollars for you and your family and keep their living comfortable.
How long does a boiler repair take?
Boiler faults are very common in commercial and residential units. The boiler can misfire, making itself incapable of heating the building, or it may have blocked airflow, which is another leading cause of boiler repair. Severity varies on where they are located. If the fault affects only the combustion part of the boiler, then a short outage will occur while repairs are made to the faulty component before returning back to normal usage. If there are more components that need to be repaired, then an extended outage will occur with longer recovery times involved once repaired. Our professionals can diagnose the problem with your boiler quickly and have the problem resolved in as little time as possible. We have been servicing boilers in The Woodlands for over 20 years, so you can trust that we have seen everything and have qualified experience with any type of boiler repair required.