Taco zone valve replacement is a tricky repair that requires not only plumbing skill but also electrical know how. If you do not have the proper skill or training to replace a Taco zone valve, you should call a service technician to do the job for you. Taco zone valve wiring is not especially confusing but anytime you are working with electricity, water and conductive metal surfaces it is better to be safe than sorry.
Taco valves are really great zone valves to have installed in your boiler system. One of the things that I especially like about Taco zone valves is the fact that they offer replacement parts as well as entire valve replacements. This means that you may not need to replace the entire valve if it is not working properly.
The taco zone valve powerhead is the part of the zone valve that controls the opening and closing of the valve. It is connected to the main power supply as well as the thermostat for the zone. If the zone valve is not functioning properly the problem may be electrical in nature and not a sign that the zone valve is failing. You should always check the circuit breaker to make sure that it has not been tripped before replacing the zone valve.
If you decide to replace the Taco zone valve yourself, make sure that you know what you are doing and that you turn off power to the powerhead at the circuit breaker. Make sure that you have all of replacement parts ready before you begin work. And remember, if you do not feel comfortable at any time during the replacement of the zone valve; call a professional to make sure that the job is done right. It is better to pay a few dollars more than to risk further damage to your home’s heating system.