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Boiler Repairs That Maintenance Can Prevent

Boiler systems have a number of benefits when it comes to keeping a home warm. One of these advantages is that they typically need fewer repairs than other heating systems with more moving parts. And although we are known mostly for our heat in Santa Fe, when the colder weather does come you want to be prepared with a fully functioning heating system.

Of course, even with maintenance you can’t expect your boiler system to work flawlessly throughout its entire lifespan. But scheduling routine tune-ups certainly reduces your risks for the biggest and costliest of repairs. We’re here to provide you with expert maintenance so that you can potentially avoid repairs all together. But to truly understand the importance of this, you need to know what repair needs you could potentially face.

Failed Circulator Pump

The circulator pump is one of the mechanical parts of a boiler, and therefore a component that will begin to decline over time. This pump manages moving hot water from the tank and sending it through the pipes to terminal points around the property. If this pump breaks, then your boiler will not be able to operate.

Broken Expansion Tank

Take a look at your boiler’s water tank. You’ll see a small cylindrical tank that’s attached to a pressure gauge on top of it. This is called the expansion tank, and it maintains water pressure inside the boiler to help prevent the water pressure from spiking. However, if the membrane in the expansion tank breaks, then the tank will be in danger of water pressure that is too high, which can lead to a variety of problems.

The System Needs Flushing

Sediment can easily begin to build up inside your boiler tank over time, due to underground breaks in the piping. This build-up along the bottom of your tank can cause the boiler to overheat or develop corrosion. Our technicians will flush out the water from the system in order to clean it.

To schedule your next boiler maintenance appointment in Rio Rancho, NM, contact Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration today.

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