Boiler Troubleshooting Category
Boiler Troubleshooting Category

Boiler Troubleshooting Category | This is an additional category to help you find boiler troubleshooting articles easier. While you may find some gas furnace articles here these articles are closely related to boiler troubleshooting. There are no articles here to help you with an oil boiler except for troubleshooting the hydronic part of the boiler or the water loop and components. While we have not given up on oil fired furnaces they are in decline so we focus more of our time on gas fired furnaces. 

Boiler Troubleshooting Category

Hot Water Boiler Sequence of Operation AquastatsWhat Happens When My Boiler is Flooded
Air Management in Hydronic Piping LoopsWhy Does My Steam Boiler Run Out of Water
Automatic Air Vents | HVAC HydronicsLighting a Pilot that is Electronic Ignition
Boiler Circulation Problems | Troubleshooting Hydronic Water LoopsElectronic Ignition Gas Furnace Problems & Troubleshooting
Boiler Troubleshooting Problems for Hydronic Heating SystemsAutomatic Vent Damper System | Gas Heat Flue Economizer
Boiler Water Loops | Hydronic Piping SystemsFlue Condensation Problems
Expansion Tank Water Level ValveFlue Size Chimney Liners Corrosion
Hot Water Boiler Expansion TanksGas Furnace Electronic Ignition Systems: Hot Surface Igniter
How Expansion Tanks WorkGas Furnace Troubleshooting & Repair – HVAC Heating
HVAC Near Boiler Piping ComponentsGas Furnace Troubleshooting and Repair – Flash Codes
Gas Valve Troubleshooting | Diagnosis and RepairHow To Light a Pilot Light – HVAC Heating
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Boiler Troubleshooting Category

We include basic components that boilers have including expansion tanks and circulator pumps. Included are the sequence of operation for the typical hot water boiler. Understanding the sequence of operation is essential to boiler troubleshooting. Basically, it is knowing when the order of operation for a boiler. In other words, what it will do first, then next, then next and so and so forth until it satisfies the thermostat and everything shuts down. Knowing these steps allows you to know if something is working correctly or not. That can help you zero in on the problem and make the repair.

Other parts of this category include gas controls including electronic ignition and standing pilot systems. These are usually outside of the boiler controls and are typically autonomous from the boiler components except some safety circuits. For example, some boilers have automatic vent dampers. If the damper inside the vent is not open then it will not allow the burners to fire. This is a safety feature in the controls to prevent a boiler from firing with a closed vent damper. Of course, the purpose of the vent damper is to retain heat and keep it from venting up the flue.

Boiler Troubleshooting Category

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Boiler Troubleshooting Category

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HVAC Tip - According to studies done by the Department of Energy, 50 percent of the heat loss experienced in the average home occurs through the ceiling. That makes a lot of sense since heat rises. You can reduce that heat loss (heat gain in the summer months) by adding another layer of insulation in the attic. That will hold more heat in our homes for a longer period of time which means the furnace will cycle less. That means you are going to save money. A lot more money than another layer of insulation costs. Additionally, having an attic fan controlled by a thermostat installed in your attic will remove a lot of heat in the summer. This will help you, in addition to having more insulation, reduce heat gain from the attic in the summer.