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The Most Common Boiler Problems that are Found in the Winter

When you are having a problem with your Alton, IL home’s boiler, and it isn’t working or producing hot water that is necessary to heat your home, a host of different issues can and will occur. Our team at B & W Heating and Cooling is here to help you see these problems so that once you start seeing them yourself, you will know exactly when to give our team a call for the help that you will need! When your boiler is broken, it can throw any home into a fit of problems during the wintertime, this causes expensive repairs and is such an inconvenience to any member of the home. Even for those that do properly care for your home’s boiler system, issues can and will occur. If you want to know the most common boiler problems that are team always seems to point out, continue reading on! HVAC System

Losing Pressure

One thing that can occur with your boiler system is losing its pressure. When a system loses its pressure, you may have a weak leak in the system that needs to be repaired. Something that seems as silly as a weak leak in your system, can cause problems down the line for any homeowner.

Lacking Heat

There are several things that can cause a lack of heat to occur in your home. One of the worst feelings in the world is stepping into your shower, and being ready to have a relaxing moment when your water is freezing. This could include a broken airlock, motorized valves failing, or even low water levels.


Kettling is when hard water causes a build-up of limescale deposits on the heat exchanger that does restrict the flow of water.

Leaking and Dripping Issues

Unfortunately like lack of heat, there are many issues that can cause leaking and dripping issues to occur within your boiler system. To then fix this issue and identify the problem, you will need a professional to locate the leak.

Banging Noises

Furnace System Have you ever been at home and heard a banging sound happening? We promise it is more of a possibility of it being your Boiler than a ghost in your home. If you heating noises from your system such as banging, whistling, or gurgling, it is time to call someone to come in to get your boiler checked. There are many other different things that can happen to your system that are out of your control. When it comes to any of these issues, or something else happening entirely. Give our team a call today! We are happy to help you in the best way that we can!