Indianapolis Boiler Installation and Repair Service

How Does a Boiler System Work?

The process of heating water via a boiler furnace starts when water passes through an internal gas or oil-fired burner that turns it into steam. The steam courses through pipes to reach the radiators or convectors in your home, giving off heat and warming the room. As the steam cools, it turns back into water and returns to the tank to start the heating cycle over again.

Gas boilers function similarly to oil or biomass appliances, whereby the central element is the burner. A heating control mechanism switches the system on and off. For temperature control, it interfaces with a thermostat that reacts when the temperature drops below the desired level or manually with a switch.

The simple but effective control mechanism is responsible for the workings of the boiler system and making sure it operates issue free. It ensures communication between the heating unit and temperature sensors.

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How Often Do You Need Boiler Maintenance?

After a new boiler installation, your manufacturer should return after 12 months for your first Indianapolis boiler service. This service call should also meet the terms of your warranty.

Homeowners should schedule boiler maintenance once per year, preferably in the late summer or fall before the arrival of cold weather. Your service provider will check that the unit is operating properly and inspect it for any leaks or broken parts.

It is imperative that you get routine service checks. It’s the safest way to ensure any new problems haven’t arisen, such as gas leaks.

You should also make sure your home has a carbon monoxide alarm, which can alert you to any changes. Carbon monoxide is nearly undetectable without an alarm, so it is a good idea to have one installed. Your engineer can make you aware of any changes, dangers or carbon monoxide risks during the routine service call.

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What to Do When Your Boiler Stops Working

If your home’s boiler system stops working in the middle of winter, it can lead to a potentially dangerous situation. You should call the HVAC pros at Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as you notice the system has stopped working.

Most modern boiler systems have internal safety mechanisms. They will shut down when the thermostat acts up, the system overheats, or there is too much pressure on the valves. All these issues can lead to significant safety risks. If your unit has stopped working, it is likely a sign of an underlying problem.

Note that most modern boilers have a reset button. If your unit has stopped working, a short-term solution is to press the reset button. Your next step is to call a certified boiler technician to inspect the appliance.

Some DIY tips while you’re waiting for repair services include:

  1. Roll up towels or blankets to block drafts from exterior doors.
  2. Dress in warm clothing.
  3. Follow all safety measures if using a space heater.

 

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Contact Thiele for Boiler Repair Services

For more information on Indianapolis boiler service, contact Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning! Our technicians can take care of your boiler repair, tune up, and installation in an instant. Get in touch today!

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