Why does my boiler need maintenance?
Do not wait for your boiler to break down, as regular maintenance can keep your boiler in working shape and extend the life of the unit.
The short-term costs of regular boiler maintenance will create significant long-term financial gains.
These units experience wear and tear over time through regular use, and the extreme heat generated by a boiler can warp critical components.
In most cases, having a certified technician replace warped parts is cheaper than installing a new boiler unit.
Age also plays a crucial role in regular boiler maintenance. A boiler 15 years or older should undergo a regular inspection by a certified HVAC technician to check for problems.
How often should my boiler be serviced?
Boiler problems can occur if the unit is not regularly and properly maintained.
One of the most simple and effective ways to optimize the lifespan of your boiler is to have it serviced by a certified technician once a year, and more often on older units.
Similar to furnace maintenance, boilers should be serviced upon completion of the cold season and possibly again before the next cold season begins.
What is regular boiler maintenance?
An annual boiler maintenance schedule provides peace of mind and a boiler that performs at peak efficiency.
A certified technician will test the gas rate during routine maintenance to ensure the boiler is firing to the manufacturer’s specifications. They will also test the system’s working pressure and conduct combustion analysis with a gas analyzer.
Finally, safety checks will be conducted to ensure everything’s performing optimally.
We also recommend you have the technician outfit your boiler with a magnetic system filter, which will remove metallic sludge from your pipes. This filter will need to be cleaned occasionally, which can be done by a service technician during your annual maintenance visit.