The moment I started up the boiler in late fall, I knew there was a problem, a strong odor of burning lint & an excessive amount of dust poured from the vents.
Although the system provided heat, there was certainly less air, & it was making some certainly different sounds.
I tried changing the air filter & vacuuming out the vents, however my efforts made no difference. I figured it best to call for maintenance immediately. I didn’t want to risk causing further detriment by operating a malfunctioning system. Because our local winters tend to last for more than half the year & frequently bring temperatures well below frosty, the boiler is essential; Going without heat isn’t an option, & our yearly yearly bills are typically a concern. The boiler needs to operate at peak efficiency, capacity & reliability. At that time of year, all of the local Heating & A/C companies were severely busy. I needed to wait over a week for a serviceman to come to the house; During that time, I refused to run the boiler, & the house was especially frosty & uncomfortable. When the serviceman diagnosed the boiler, he said that holding off starting it up had been the right decision. The buildup of dust & other debris within the inner workings was blocking airflow. The added wear & tear could have certainly caused the boiler to overheat & potentially caused immense concerns. Fortunately, all that was required was a thorough cleaning & tightening of a few wires. The boiler ran perfectly throughout the winter.