How to Troubleshoot Your Boiler
A boiler either produces hot water or steam. There are several benefits of boilers. They are usually more efficient than forced-air systems and do not need vents.…
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of maintaining the right boiler pressure. If you operate your boiler at lower pressure, it might fail to produce enough steam or fail to heat the water properly. Your boiler may turn off and display an alert code (this signifies that the pressure in your boiler has dropped drastically).
If, on the other hand, your boiler pressure is too high, your boiler can develop cracks, or the seal might break down.
The ideal boiler pressure is between 1 and 1.5 bar on the pressure gauge when the heating is turned off. Your boiler pressure should be between 1.5 and 2 bar when the heating is turned on.
To know if your boiler pressure is too low, check the pressure gauge (usually a circular dial with green and red zones marked on it). If the needle has fallen below the green zone, your boiler pressure is too low.
Some boilers tend to lose pressure over time. Leaks, faulty parts or a bleeding radiator can cause a boiler to lose pressure. Low boiler pressure is one of the most common and also the most frustrating boiler problems. Though it is usually nothing to worry about, low boiler pressure can affect your boiler’s efficiency. Fortunately, the problem is, more often than not, fairly simple to fix.
Follow these steps to increase boiler pressure:
Some common causes of high boiler pressure are – faulty parts, high water levels, and age-related deterioration.
Follow these steps to reduce boiler pressure:
John Owens Services is a reputable plumbing contractor in San Rafael. We specialize in boiler replacement near you in Novato. We will help you choose the right boiler for your home and install it. To request a quote, call 415-942-6565.