Foul odors coming from your boiler should not be ignored. This is the system’s way of warning you that it needs repair. Other warning signs include leaking water, loud noises or circulation problems. Boilers are commonly used to heat homes throughout the United States as they run on natural gas or propane which can be more economical than electricity in some areas.
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Types of Bad Odors from Your Boiler
Any unusual smells from your boiler should be checked by a qualified technician as a precaution. It may be difficult to ignore some of the following odors emanating from your boiler:
Gas-like smell. Some boilers are fuelled by propane. If you smell a gas-like odor coming from your boiler, it’s likely a propane leak.
Rotten egg smell. Many companies add a “rotten egg” smell to natural gas as it is odorless and difficult to detect. Some people describe it as a sulphur-like odor. This is a strong indication that there is a gas leak which should be immediately repaired as it is hazardous to your health. Sometimes a rotten egg smell can come from a type of bacteria that commonly grows inside boilers, near the magnesium or aluminum components.
Decaying smell. If it smells like something died, you could be right. There may be a small rodent or animal that is near walls of the boiler or in the flue.
Benefits of a Boiler Tune-Up
A well-run boiler is able to properly and efficiently heat your home. After a boiler tune-up you’ll enjoy the following benefits:
Peace of mind from improved safety
Reduced utility bills
Prolonged lifespan of boiler
Here are just a few things we check during a boiler tune-up:
Test all components of the boiler
Clean boiler pipes and other mechanical parts
Replace faulty parts
Check for gas leaks
A boiler is one of the most important systems in your home. Regular maintenance will prevent costly future breakdowns. Call Right Now Heating and Air Conditioning at 208-242-3236 for all your home heating needs.