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Four Dead Giveaways Your Boiler is About to Quit

July 3rd, 2018

Your boiler is one of the biggest unsung heroes of your home. From enjoying a hot shower in the morning to cooking up a delicious dinner, hot water is necessary for an endless number of everyday tasks—and you have your boiler to thank! Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t think about their boilers until they find themselves caught ice-cold showers. Paying attention to these four common signs that your boiler is about to break can help you schedule boiler repair are your Philadelphia home before you and your family are left without hot water!

  • A spike in your energy bill. If you’ve noticed that your most recent energy bill is through the roof, your boiler may be to blame. A boiler that’s on its last leg is more likely to be running inefficiently, thus increasing the amount of energy it uses while doing the same amount of work.
  • A leaking boiler. You should pay special attention to a boiler that leaks water—not only is the boiler likely to give out soon, leaking units can also put you at risk of a flood. A leaking boiler may mean that you’ll be calling for boiler installation in Philadelphia sooner rather than later.  
  • Stains on your boiler’s exterior. Yellow or black burns or soot stains can mean that a boiler is not burning property and can potentially be creating deadly carbon monoxide gas. You should always keep a carbon monoxide detector installed close to your boiler for maximum safety.
  • Fluctuations in water temperature. Have you ever been enjoying a nice warm shower when suddenly the water runs cold? Chances are, the cause is because your boiler is having trouble functioning and may be in need of repairs.

Don’t wait until your boiler gives out to call for repairs! Give the team at Guaranteed a call today at 215-240-8610 to learn more or to schedule an appointment for service.  

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