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Heating Headaches: The 4 Most Common Problems

Posted Nov 21, 2019

Did you know that the usage of the boiler accounts for 50% of the cost on your energy bill? Yet people don’t pay too much attention to their heating systems. When the cold season comes, you just want it to work. But when was the last time you had your system serviced? 

If your answer was “ I don’t know” or “A few years ago”, it’s important to get it checked as soon as possible before you run into problems. Our experts advise that you do proper maintenance at least once a year.

In case you haven’t been paying a lot of attention to your heating system, these are the most common problems that can disturb your winter:

  1. No heat or too much heat in one area of the house. For example, the second floor has no heat, or just the living room is freezing. Maybe the zone valve is not working properly and needs to be serviced or changed.
  2. No heat in the whole house. In this case, your technician would be looking to fix or replace your thermocouple or gas valve.
  3. Low or High pressure in the boiler. Low pressure can be a result of various potential reasons, such as a water leak in the system, the pressure relief valve needs replacing or a cause of recently bleeding the radiators. A simple first step you can take is to hire a technician to check for any leaks.
  4. Leaks. They can be very small at the beginning but usually will become a bigger problem. This type of problem is very serious. In case you have a gas leak, call Fortis BC immediately.   

Besides the fact that you will assure your home is safe, by doing the proper maintenance you will also have higher efficiency and a more environmentally-friendly system.

No matter what the problem is, don’t panic! We have a team of experts ready to help you with your boiler repair, furnace maintenance or hot water heating systems. Contact us and a certified technician will be right away.

Additional Tips:

If you want to learn more about boilers. Click here and check 6 interesting facts about boilers.   

In this video, Milani explains in more detail the reasons for these common home heating problems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnaAVis8_XA&feature=youtu.be

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