Signs You Need to Call for Boiler Repair

For homes with boilers, attention to maintenance and repair is critical! If a malfunctioning boiler is left without attention, the issue can quickly grow into a serious problem, leading to expensive repairs at best (and putting your family’s safety at risk at worst). Yet spotting boiler problems is not always easy, especially if you are not familiar with the way they work.

If your Delaware or Maryland home has a boiler, keep an eye out for these potential problems! Or you can give us a call at 302-629-3001 or contact us online to talk through what’s going on with your boiler now.

Common Boiler Problems (and When to Call a Pro)

While we would never call having a heating issue “lucky”, it is somewhat lucky that boilers are quite communicative when things are going wrong. That makes nailing down the particular issue far simpler, and thus helps you know when an expert needs to be reached. It’s all about recognizing the signs.

Smells You Can’t Identify

If you’re noticing unpleasant smells coming from your boiler, you may have a big problem. A gas-powered boiler system can encounter gas leaks issues, which are of course very dangerous. Keep particular watch for sulfur odors (it’s like a rotten egg) which are a clear indication that you have a leak somewhere in the system, and these leaks can put your family’s safety at risk. If you’ve tracked down the source of your smell to your boiler, call us for repair service right away!

Unusual Noises

Boilers can be noisy, but if the noises you’re hearing are changing or are getting louder, then you may need to give the system a little attention! Hissing noises in particular often indicate signs of a problem. If your boiler is hissing, it may be overheating, and that requires a call to your HVAC professionals at Peninsula!

Water Leaking

Boilers use water to heat your home, but that water should stay within the self-contained system. If you notice water collecting near the boiler or leaking from it, then your system is likely under stress or has a flaw somewhere along the line. Leaking water is a clear indication that a breakdown is on its way, so the sooner you call for help, the better off you will be.

Heating Slowly

Finally, if your boiler is taking longer than usual to heat up your home, you should consider calling for repair. Over time, the burners can wear out, or mineral deposits can build up in the boiler. Both of these problems can cause the boiler to take longer to heat up, and this added stress can increase the overall wear and tear on your system. Addressing the problem quickly will help you take the right actions before the system wears out.

High Fuel Consumption

Whether your system relies upon gas, electricity, or propane, keep a close eye on how much fuel the system uses (or how high your utility bills are). Systems that are in a state of distress or that are on the verge of a breakdown tend to eat up a lot more of whatever they consume, making this one of your clearest early warning signs.

Schedule Boiler Repair in Your MD or DE Home

If you’re noticing any of these signs and symptoms, Peninsula is here to help. Our team provides emergency heating repairs to heating systems of all types, including boilers. Give us a call at 302-629-3001 today, and our qualified technicians will come to your home and repair your boiler so you can enjoy reliable heating throughout the rest of the winter!

Call Peninsula for 24-Hour Heating Repair in Maryland & Delaware

If your heating system fails, call Peninsula right away at 302-629-3001! Our emergency repair services are available at any time, day or night, and it is our goal to have your home warm and comfortable again as soon as possible.


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