5 Tips for Boiler Maintenance This Winter

Greenville MI Boiler Maintenance Contractors

Are you used to paying high energy bills in the winter? What if we told you it was possible to lower your monthly energy bills and your risk of being surprised by an emergency boiler repair? Scheduling boiler service is the best thing you can do…

Greenville MI Boiler Maintenance ContractorsAre you used to paying high energy bills in the winter? What if we told you it was possible to lower your monthly energy bills and your risk of being surprised by an emergency boiler repair? If you have any questions or concerns regarding your boiler, please contact our HVAC contractors today!

Scheduling boiler service is the best thing you can do to prolong the life of your heating system. Continue reading to learn our 5 tips for boiler maintenance this winter. For more information, call us today to schedule boiler service with one of our HVAC contractors. Don’t wait to get the maintenance you need for your boiler!

How Do You Maintain a Boiler?

It’s important not to neglect boiler maintenance so you’re not without heat in the middle of winter. Follow our list of easy-to-follow tips for boiler maintenance and give our boiler contractors a call today.

  • Schedule boiler service.
  • Clean air vents and flues.
  • Make sure water is replenished in the boiler.
  • Inspect for boiler leaks.
  • Flush boiler regularly.

1.) Schedule Boiler Service

One of our boiler contractors will run through their checklist to make sure your boiler is ready for cold weather. From our experience, we can tell you that a lot of premature boiler replacements could have been prevented with routine maintenance. During boiler service, one of our contractors will be able to repair any small boiler damage so you won’t be surprised by a much more expensive heating repair later in the season.

2.) Clean Air Vents and Flues

Your boiler can’t run efficiently when the air vents and flues are clogged with dust and dirt. Your boiler has to work harder to heat your home when airflow is blocked, which uses more energy and increases how much you pay for utility bills. To restore energy efficiency, we recommend hiring one of our HVAC contractors to clean out the air vents and flues.

3.) Make Sure Water is Replenished in Boiler

Without sufficient water, your boiler is at risk for starting a fire or even exploding. Thankfully, most boilers are equipped with safety features to prevent this from ever happening. When the safety feature senses the water level is getting low, it replenishes the water supply. In the case of an emergency, it would shut down your boiler completely. For your safety, we recommend checking the water level in your boiler every 2 weeks in the event the safety features don’t work the way they should.

4.) Inspect for Boiler Leaks

If you suspect your boiler is leaking, you’ll want to call us as soon as possible. The longer you wait to schedule a repair, the more damage you may cause to your boiler. To find where the leak is coming from, we recommend turning up the temperature on your thermostat so the boiler kicks on. Next, you’ll want to check the floor around the boiler, the boiler’s main vent, exposed pipe joints, and radiators. Once you find the leak, turn the temperature back down to reduce the burden on your boiler. Scheduling boiler maintenance as needed helps reduce the risk of needing emergency heating repair.

5.) Flush Boiler Regularly

Be sure to ask us how often your boiler needs to be flushed. Over time, the sediment in hard water can harden on the bottom of your boiler into what we call scale. Scale in boilers can decrease energy efficiency and the lifespan of your boiler.

Our boiler contractors in Michigan work hard to make sure your boiler lasts for many winters to come. We also offer other services, such as furnace replacement and furnace maintenance. To schedule boiler service with one of our HVAC contractors, call Parker-Arntz Plumbing & Heating Inc at (888) 641-3907.