Does your boiler make a deep rumbling or banging sound, like a tea kettle about to boil over? If you need boiler repair or installation services in Colorado, take advantage of U.S. Boiler’s contractor locator tool to find a reputable and experienced professional who can resolve your boiler problem.
U.S. Boiler Company is a North American leader in the manufacture of home heating equipment, water boilers, steam boilers, hot water heaters, radiators, and boiler control systems. Each product that leaves our factory has been designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA,
We sell our products to select plumbing and heating distributors across the U.S. and Canada who, in turn, sell them to independent contractors and dealers.
Our “Find a Contractor” locator tool was designed to help homeowners in Denver, Wheatridge, Aurora, Broomfield, Brighton, Golden, Boulder, and elsewhere in Colorado, find expert heating contractors in their local area who can inspect, repair, maintain, and replace U.S. Boiler Company products.
Noisy Boiler Giving You Headaches?
Whether it’s actively heating or not, your boiler should run fairly quietly, but you may occasionally hear strange humming, whirring, whistling, tapping, or clicking noises coming from it. Some of them are normal and emanate from moving parts such as the pumps, switches, flowing gases and liquids, and the burner flames. Others, such as banging, are not normal and should be investigated.
More often than not, loud banging noises from your boiler can be traced to a process called “kettling”. Kettling is triggered by a buildup of pressure in the boiler’s heat exchanger. It’s not normal and is a symptom of a significant problem.
Can Kettling Be Dangerous?
In the short term, kettling will seriously hinder your boiler’s ability to heat your home. In the long term, the consequences can be far worse.
A kettling boiler is more likely to spring a leak or suffer from dangerous pressure that may put your home at risk.
Modern boilers typically have built-in safety controls to detect possible overheating and should shut the boiler down before it reaches that stage. If you have not yet called a contractor to inspect the boiler, now would be a great time to do it!
To prevent or stop kettling, a knowledgeable HVAC contractor might:
- Clean or replace the heat exchanger: If there has been a limescale build-up in the boiler, the most common remedy is to remove the heat exchanger and flush it. If the problem is severe, it may be time to replace the boiler.
- Add chemicals to the water: A contractor may add chemicals to the heating system to reduce the build-up of sludge and keep the pipes clean and free-flowing.
- Install a filter: A boiler filter can trap sludge in the heating system before it causes further problems. Be sure that your boiler contractor cleans out the filter at each service.
Don’t wait for issues like kettling to cripple your heating system before taking action. When you need boiler repair or installation services in Colorado, take advantage of U.S. Boiler’s contractor locator tool to find a reputable and experienced professional when you need one.