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When to Consider Boiler Repair in Chicago

Published by Luke Weiden

Some situations are easy to spot, and you immediately realize that boiler repair in Chicago is necessary. For example, when you have no heat at all, you already know that there is an issue. You may not know what it is, but you can call on a technician for help. However, there are some instances where you may not immediately notice an issue. These situations can be even more worrisome because you don’t know there’s a problem, so you don’t get the necessary help only to end up having even more complications later.

Strange Smells

Most homeowners know how their house smells most of the time. If you’ve cooked fish or onions, you may notice pungent food smells, but these are normal. However, if you do smell something that isn’t food-related and find out the source is your boiler, it’s essential that you call a professional. It could be a sign of a leak somewhere, so it’s important that you take proper precautions until the technician arrives. They may ask that you vacate the premises and stay elsewhere until they can come to your home.

It Leaks

When boilers leak, it signals that the appliance isn’t working efficiently. It also means that there could be more significant issues to follow if you don’t take care of it quickly. For example, boilers that leak can cause mold growth, property damage, and even damage the home structure/foundation. Don’t delay if you see standing water near the appliance. Call a professional as soon as you can.

Less Energy Efficiency

In some cases, you won’t notice anything wrong, such as leaks or strong odors. However, if you notice that your home isn’t as warm as it should be or that you keep raising the temperature (or lowering it), it could be a sign that your boiler has lost some of its efficiency.

If you notice any of the above signs, contact Deljo Heating & Cooling today!