Many people take their heating systems for granted throughout the year, especially in the summer months. Well, now that it’s getting chilly out and you need to start bringing coats with you wherever you go, it’s time to show your boiler some love. If you’re wondering why a service, repair, or replacement is necessary on your system, here are some good reasons:
- Efficiency: Today’s models can be up to 35% more efficient than an older one you may have in your home.
- Reliability: Like anything, as they age boilers become less reliable and need to be repaired on a more regular basis. It might not be worth it for much longer to keep dishing out money on repairs
- Safety: Boilers are safe appliances regardless of their age, but if an older one does not receive a fresh supply of combustion air that could post a health hazard.
Benefits of Boiler Maintenance
Boilers that are not properly maintained can suffer performance-wise, leading to higher energy bills due to wasted energy. You could potentially save 10% on your bills – hundreds of dollars per year – through minor adjustments performed on your boiler system.
Monitoring Critical Controls
Your safety valves and water gauge glass are two of the most important components of your boiler system that need to be checked regularly. Your safety valves, as the name would indicate, are your boiler’s most important safety feature because it alleviates pressure if all other systems fail. Every steam and hot-water boiler must have at least one valve that provides sufficient relieving capacity in order to meet or exceed maximum boiler output.
If the water gauge glass is not properly cleaned and maintained, it will seem to show an appropriate water level when the boiler is actually low on water.Request Service