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Boiler Basics - Knowing the types of Boiler objects

My Boiler won’t start - what to do first!

Nothing can be more frustrating than a nonfunctioning boiler on a cold day. Fortunately, noticeable changes in boiler performance precede most mechanical failures. If you notice a change in boiler performance such as new noises, smells, rising stack temperatures or continually resetting safety devices, call your boiler professional for help. Although unexpected mechanical failures do occur, it is likely that one of the boiler’s safety or operational devices is preventing your boiler from starting. Most safety devices have manual reset buttons that need to be reset before boiler operation can continue. Continual resetting of safety devices is an indication of unsafe operating conditions. Prompt attention by your boiler technician is required.

Locate all devices that can prevent your boiler from starting to include:

Other devices that may prevent the boiler from starting:

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