Doorbell going off by itself

jimracOctober 26, 2010

We usually turn our boiler off in teh warmer months so it is not used.

But it seems, when the hetaing season begins, occassionally it appears, when the boiler is on or kickss in, the dorrbell would chime?

Any ideas as to possibly why?

Thank you

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

A wireless or hard wired doorbell?
If hard wired, it could be due to chaffed wireing that is short circuiting with the vibration of the heating system. There are (usually) three components. The Button, the chime and the transformer (which may be close to the boiler). Locate as much of the wireing that is viewable and look for wear and tear on the insulation.
I'd also inspect for dirt and corrosion at/inside the button(s) and chime.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2010 at 12:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

If it's a wireless doorbell, maybe its noise rejection isn't very good. In this scenario, when it starts, the boiler produces electrical noise which the doorbell chime unit interprets as a signal from the pushbutton.

Try relocating the doorbell receiving unit (chime) to a different place in the house.

If that doesn't help, one solution would be to add noise suppression circuitry to the boiler. A cheaper approach: try a different brand of wireless doorbell system.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2010 at 1:12PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

maybe the dorbell and the boiler share the same transformer, and there could be a mistake so when the thermostat calls for heat it ring the doorbell, too. i just had an idea for a prank!

    Bookmark   October 26, 2010 at 3:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Ok thanks. Yes it is hard wired.

This has been driving us nuts, and its time to have someone evaluate.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2010 at 8:23AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo


    Bookmark   October 30, 2010 at 3:13AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Looking for Ideas For Lighting at base of 300' long driveway
Sorry for the "picture through the screen"...
new wiring project
I have a water damaged room I will soon be renovating....
Need help with a rocker switch
I need to replace it in our SunHeat radiant room heater....
Help with 240V 50A location
I'm trying to do a challenging kitchen layout. I will...
Light boxes on/in 6X8 timber floor joists for log home
Just trying to figure how to wire a couple light fixtures/chandelier...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™