Why Do Pipes Bang When My Boiler Runs?

Posted: March 4, 2024

A noisy boiler can be a fairly common problem for people who have a closed loop hot water boiler. Similar to a radiator in your car, your boiler is filled with water. But if air leaks into the system, the pressure rushes through the pipes. This results in a banging noise.

Why does this happen? Air can be drawn into the system in several different ways. This includes a defective valve, a broken bleed screw, a pressure leak, or previous repairs done to piping.

Another possibility is a problem with the expansion tank. Because water expands when it’s heated and contracts when it’s cooled, extra space is needed to store air. This extra space is called an expansion tank. But air can be drawn back into the boiler from this device.

To solve this problem, you should contact us and request an evaluation of your boiler.

How Often Should I Get Boiler Maintenance?

Getting yearly tune-ups on your boiler system is the most important thing you can do to ensure your home heating equipment runs as efficiently as possible. This will lower your annual heating expenses because you’ll conserve fuel. This is among the many benefits of getting annual service done on your boiler. Here are three more benefits.

  1. A longer life span for your boiler.
  2. Better for the planet: equipment that runs at top efficiency will emit fewer emissions.
  3. Preventing big problems: a tune-up allows our expert technicians to spot minor issues before they become big problems (worn parts, a burner that needs adjustment, etc.) Problems tend to pop up during the worst times—such as when your boiler conks out during single-digit temperatures.

The Best Time to Schedule Your Maintenance Service

Spring and summer are the best times to get your heating system maintenance done. Here’s why:

Service Plans: Added Protection

We strongly recommend enrolling in a service plan. Our service plans are a great way to make sure that heating equipment gets vital service. All our service plans include an annual preventative maintenance tune-up.

Service plans from Wilson also include free parts and labor for many heating repairs, priority service, no overtime charges, and a $75 annual credit that can go towards the purchase of new equipment from us.

Heating Repairs and Installation in Southeast PA

Wilson Oil & Propane is the company that people in the Delaware Valley region of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey can depend on. Our service area includes the town of Wallingford and surrounding communities.

We have a staff of professional technicians who can handle all types of service, from annual maintenance (tune-ups) to emergency heating and cooling system repairs to top-notch equipment replacement.

Reach out to us and become a customer today.