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How To Troubleshoot Common Boiler Problems

Written on: October 2, 2023

Johnny Prescott is here to help keep your New Hampshire home warm this winter!

boiler repair Loudon, nh Cooler weather is here in New Hampshire, which means the boilers are going back to work in homes all over the area.

The best way to make sure that your boiler is up to the task of keeping your home warm and comfortable is by contacting the pros at Johnny Prescott today to schedule your annual boiler maintenance tune-up! This service allows us to spot problems and fix them, helping to prevent breakdowns. It also ensures that your boiler is running at its best efficiency, so your heating costs stay down.

Boiler troubleshooting instructions

If your boiler is on the fritz, follow these steps. Doing so may get your boiler up and running again and prevent the need for a boiler repair service call.

Check your tank gauge levels: To ensure optimal heating in your home, it is important to maintain an adequate supply of heating oil or propane for your boiler. If your tank is below 25% capacity, please reach out to us immediately for an emergency delivery. By the way, you can avoid fuel run-outs by enrolling in our Automatic Delivery service! We utilize your fuel usage history and advanced software to accurately anticipate your fuel needs and schedule a delivery before you run low.

Inspect the thermostat: Make sure your thermostat is set at least five degrees higher than the current temperature in your home. Also, double-check that the thermostat is in “heat” mode (this is a common problem early in the heating season). Lastly, don’t forget to inspect the batteries and replace them if needed.

Check the boiler: If you have a steam boiler, make sure to check the water level in the gauge glass. It should be at least half-full. If it’s not, please give us a call. If the water level is fine, proceed to the next step. Please note that this instruction does not apply to hot water boilers, so skip this step if you have one.

Push the reset button ONLY ONCE: Inspect your boiler and locate the “RESET” button. Before pressing it, adjust your thermostat to a temperature that is at least five degrees higher than the current temperature in your home. Once adjusted, proceed to press the reset button. Remember, only attempt this once. Assuming you have sufficient fuel, pressing the reset button should resolve the issue. However, if it fails to do so, refrain from further pressing the reset button as multiple attempts can further damage your boiler. The reset button not working means that your boiler requires professional attention. Contact Johnny Prescott promptly for expert emergency no-heat service.

Check the breaker box: If an excessive amount of electricity has passed through the circuit that controls your boiler, it can trip the breaker. Simply flipping the circuit breaker switch can restore power to your boiler. Please proceed to do so and check if your boiler is functioning properly. If it still doesn’t work, please contact us.

With complete boiler services from Johnny Prescott, you’ll have peace of mind about heating your home. Contact us today to schedule your tune-up !