Heating Repair in Toronto: Get Ready for Cold Season
Since winter is right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about annual radiator, boiler and water heater maintenance and heating repair. During the cooler season, the weather will likely be cooler, which means radiator valves should be replaced while the systems are not in use. Radiators worked hard during winter, so they require proper care so they continue to perform as they should.
Has your water heater been acting up? It is true that water heaters are usually quite durable, but there are times when problems arise.
- You don't have hot water?
- Can't ignite pilot light?
- Can't fire up your water heater?
Repairs to igniters, gas valves, and pilot assemblies are some of the most common water heater repairs. Broken pipes beneath the water heater usually cause leaks underneath the appliance. Repairs and regular maintenance of your water heater will ensure that it is working properly.
Do you have a problem with your central heating? It might actually be easier to fix than you think. Here are some tips you can do at home without calling in a professional:
What to do when your central heating stops working?
Winter is here, and your heater breaks down. It is possible that you won't need a heating engineer to fix your heating issue. Here are our tips to help you troubleshoot your heating issues on your own before booking a call-out for a boiler repair.
- Your boiler's electrical supply may have been interrupted. If you are still experiencing problems with heating, please check all your switches in your fuse box and turn them on again.
- Prepay customers should check that credit has not run out.
- On your control panel, ensure that your pressure gauge is between 1 and 1.5. Adjust the water valve if the pressure doesn't increase as needed.
- Sometimes an old-fashioned reset will fix the problem.
- Our recommendation is that you set your thermostat to around 21 degrees Celsius or higher. In case your thermostat is set lower, you should try raising it to see if that sets off the boiler.
- You might have accidentally changed the timing settings after a recent power outage or by brushing against the control panel. Check that they're correct.
If it's been particularly cold outside, your pipes may have frozen. If your pipes are frozen, you can thaw them yourself using hot water but not boiling water, or you can apply a hot water bottle to the affected area. Give your heating one more try.
Lastly, make sure that your pilot light is still lit. Your boiler's manufacturer will provide instructions on how to relight and repair a permanent pilot light. When you have tried all these steps and no luck, it's time to call a gas safe engineer, such as Hoerner Heating and Plumbing.
Need a standard / tankless water heater repaired and maintained?
Look no further than Hoerner Heating & Plumbing when you need tankless water heater repairs or maintenance. At Hoerner, we're dedicated to providing our customers with the quality service they've come to expect.
With our assistance, homeowners can find quick, affordable solutions to any radiator problem. Consider adding a thermostatic remote sensor or thermostatic radiator valve to improve your system.
Schedule your Winter Radiator Repair and Maintenance in Toronto.