There are a few items in your home that are absolute must-haves. They keep the house comfortable, operational, and functional. Should one of these items stop working, it’s the kind of thing you’ll need to replace immediately. A boiler easily falls into this category. It’s not a luxury rather a need in your home as it works to heat up hot water that is then used to heat your home.

Unfortunately, every boiler has a lifespan, which means eventually you’ll need to replace it. Rather than waiting until it completely stops working and your house becomes cold and uncomfortable, it’s best to be aware of the signs to watch out for so you know when it’s time to call in the professionals to have it replaced.

The Boiler is Dripping or Leaking

If you see water dripping or leaking from the boiler, this is not a normal thing. This is a sign that it's time to call in the professionals. The boiler may not need replacing, but it will definitely require fixing.Typically, this kind of issue will require a replacement pressure valve and/or pump seal.


There Is No Heat Being Generated

This one is a pretty big red flag, and usually, the one that people react to most often. If there doesn't seem to be any heat or hot water being generated, then it's definitely time to call in the professionals. There are all kinds of reasons this may happen, and again, it doesn't necessarily mean the boiler is past the point of repair.

The Pilot Light Has Gone Out

The pilot light should be on at all times. This shows that the gas supply is working as it should. Should this light go out, it's best to contact your gas company.

Boiler Won't Stay On

Perhaps your boiler is coming on but isn't staying on. This is the perfect time to call in a professional as it shows the boiler is getting close to breaking down completely.

Strange Sounds Coming from the Boiler

Any sort of new, loud, or strange sounds that are coming from the boiler should be taken seriously. They can mean a simple little fix is necessary, or something more serious is going on.


Do Not Attempt it Yourself

Because your boiler is such an important appliance in your home, it isn’t something you want to be replacing on your own. It’s heavy, cumbersome, and needs to be disconnected and then the new one installed properly. The boiler is attached to the natural gas line, which is not something anyone should be touching unless they are a professional.

The professionals at Cannon Services offer combi boiler installation that is simple and quick so that you don’t have to worry about anything. You know the boiler will be up and running in no time.

Keep Your House Comfortable at All Times

By knowing what the red flags are, and keeping your eyes and ears open to them, you’ll be ensuring your house stays comfortable at all times.