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Greetings, homeowners! Your neighborhood boiler specialists at Lake Michigan Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing are back to unravel the mystery of common boiler issues and offer easy-to-implement troubleshooting tips. So grab a mug of coffee, sit back, and let’s dive in!

Is Your Boiler Singing the Blues? Check the Pressure!
Is your boiler behaving strangely? Check the pressure gauge. Like Goldilocks and her porridge, boilers prefer their pressure “just right.” Too low and your boiler may fail to heat your home adequately. Too high, and it may overwork itself, leading to long-term damage. Refer to your boiler manual to understand the optimal pressure range and adjust accordingly. And, hey, if all this sounds too Greek, just give our local boiler experts a shout. We’re here to help!

Listen to Your Boiler: Unusual Noises
Is your boiler making more noise than a teenage garage band? That is not a good sign, folks. The problem could range from a simple issue like trapped air to more serious concerns like pump failure. Of course, you could try bleeding your radiators to release the trapped air. But if your boiler continues its symphony, call our trusted boiler repair team for an encore performance and we’ll tune it right back to the melodic hum you’re used to.

Cold Radiators: The Ghost in the Machine
If your radiators are cold even when the boiler is on, there could be a circulation issue. Try bleeding your radiators or check the pump for any blockages. If your radiators still act like they’re stuck in the middle of an Antarctic expedition, it’s time to call in the cavalry.

The Little Leak: Boiler Losing Water
A leaking boiler is like a leaky faucet, it might seem minor, but it can lead to more significant problems. Leaks can occur for various reasons – a faulty valve, corroded pipes, or a damaged seal. Before you morph into a DIY plumber, remember that dealing with a boiler leak can be tricky. It’s best to leave this job to us; call your friendly neighborhood boiler specialists, and we’ll fix it!

No Heat or Hot Water: Boiler’s Silent Treatment
This one can be a bit of a bummer – a boiler refusing heat or hot water. The culprits could be many – a broken diaphragm, a faulty motorized valve, or issues with the thermostat. First, check if the boiler is at the proper pressure or if the thermostat works correctly. If these elements seem fine, it’s time to seek the help of a professional.

Boiler Switching Off: The Phantom Turn-off
Does your boiler have a mind of its own, switching off without any rhyme or reason? Check the water pressure, thermostat, and condensate pipe (which should not be frozen). If none of this is the problem, it’s time to call us, the boiler experts, to step in and troubleshoot.

In a nutshell, folks, your boiler is like a loyal pet. It needs your attention, love, and occasional checkup. A healthy boiler equals a cozy home. Remember, our team of experts is just a call away for all your boiler-related issues. Lake Michigan Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing is committed to making your home comfortable, your wallet happy, and your home stress-free.

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Daniel and the entire staff are very responsive. I have used Lake Michigan Mechanical throughout the years. They are professional and charge a fair rate. Both Nigel and Brandon did an outstanding job fixing my old A/C unit and installed the NEST thermostat. Well done gentlemen! Also, most recently installed a tank-less water heater. Once again did outstanding work by Daniel and Team!

Lauren M.

So we have to get a shout out to Lake Michigan Mechanical. They were the only ones who could come do the repair today, everyone else was like three days or more out. They were really cool and made the best out of what was a really stressful day for us!! They were really respectful of keeping our door shut when they went in/out (you would not believe how many animals of ours have gotten out due to home repair people) and they cleaned up after themselves!! So far the hot water seems to be working great!

Jessica G.

We highly recommend Dan and Lake Michigan Mechanical. He provides our rental and personal properties with professional, dependable and knowledgeable service.

Duana & Bonnie W.

The phrase first impressions are lasting impressions rings true with Daniel VanderHyde. He rescued us one Saturday morning after we tried “fixing” our leaky shower faucet ourselves. Hoping he could not only undo what we’d done, but be able to fix it without it being a major project was our biggest concern. And he did just that! We were very impressed with the pride and care he put into his work; he was truly a professional.

Jamie & Christie H.

Dan and company were very prompt, efficient and fixed the problem at my Mothers’ house quickly. We were very happy with their service and how quickly they could come to fix the problem. I would highly recommend them.

Sarah Z.

Daniel and Aiden did an amazingly quick job responding to and repairing my broken furnace over a weekend. Cheers Gents!

Robert D.

Daniel installed an Eternal Water Heater and we absolutely love it! He was quick and very knowledgeable about his products. The quality of his work is second to none!

Melissa K.

Daniel came right down to fix a pump that was broken on a machine and the timing… was critical, he had a very difficult task completed promptly and I was returned to productivity faster than expected. Thank you I’m very happy.

Mark G.

Very professional and efficient job done. I recommend this technician highly!

Regency A.

These folks were very knowledge and we love the straightforward pricing.

Satisfied Customer

Professional and knowledge. They did a great job identifying the problems we were having with our boiler. While other HVAC companies were telling us to replace our unit completely, they knew exactly what to fix to get us up and running, saving us thousands of dollars. I will be calling on them for future repairs I might need. Thank you, Daniel and team!!

Eva S.

Very patient, great job educating us on the issue and explaining our different options

Amanda Z.

I highly recommend Daniel with Lake Michigan Mechanical. Not only is he super friendly but he very professional and knows his stuff. I bought a new house and of course the current water heater died within a months time of buying the house. Daniel and staff were in and within 24 hours of me noting the problem we had a new heater. Thank you so much for great work!

Theodore S.

Allendale, MI