All About Fall Boiler Maintenance
Your boiler is a critical part of your furnace system, which is why it’s important to schedule a commercial boiler maintenance appointment when the summer heat cools off into fall. Regular industrial boiler service in the fall helps your boiler run well in the winter and extends its service life. Here’s what routine boiler maintenance involves and how it helps your overall furnace system run properly.
Why Do Boilers Need Annual Maintenance?
Boilers are one of the lower-maintenance components of an HVAC system, but they still need annual preventative maintenance because they undergo wear and tear. For example, corrosion appears differently in boilers than it does in other HVAC components, so you’ll need to be on the lookout for leaking water, rust, or any other signs that your boiler requires emergency service.
While other components of your HVAC system wear down and have to be replaced once a year, your boiler ages slowly and can actually last for many years with proper maintenance. But since they heat water, boilers can develop scale (built-up water residue) and begin to rust. Boilers can also develop sediment on the bottom, so they need to be flushed out periodically.
Although your boiler can wear down because of its exposure to hot water, professional maintenance services can keep it from deteriorating beyond repair.
Annual Boiler Service and MaintenanceTasks
Now that we know why boilers need annual maintenance, let’s look at some of the tasks that should be included in your HVAC provider’s boiler maintenance checklist. When performing boiler maintenance, Your HVAC provider should:
- Check for rust and leaking water. If rust is only found on the heat exchanger, it can be replaced, but if the boiler tank has developed rust, it must be replaced entirely.
- Flush any sediment out of the boiler’s tank.
- Lubricate moving parts and remove any dust that has accumulated on them.
- Check the water level, temperature, and pressure readings to ensure the boiler is working at an optimal level.
- Inspect combustion air piping and relief valves for any blockages, buildup, or deterioration.
- Examine and clean flame sensors, ignitor, and burner assembly.
Although this is not necessarily a comprehensive list, all of these maintenance tasks will need to be performed to get your boiler back in working order after not being used in the summer. Your HVAC provider will be able to identify issues within your boiler and prevent them from becoming larger problems in the future.
The Importance of Boiler Maintenance Between Seasons
Fall is a transitional period between the intense heat of summer and the bitter cold of winter, which is why it’s the perfect time to schedule annual boiler maintenance. In the fall, you don’t yet need your boiler to heat your building every day, so you can have your provider check that it hasn’t deteriorated or corroded. You should always have your heating system checked by a professional before it hits its peak performance times of the year so it doesn’t break down when you need it most.
Trust Air Comfort with your annual boiler system maintenance. We’ve provided mechanical contracting services since 1935 and have plenty of expertise in HVAC services, particularly where boilers are concerned.
Why Let Air Comfort Maintain Your Boiler?
We can work with condensing boilers, cast-iron boilers, and everything in between. Whether you need routine maintenance or a whole new boiler installation, Air Comfort has the services and solutions you need to keep your heating system running properly.
Take Care of Your Boiler With Air Comfort
At Air Comfort, we can maintain your boiler and check the other parts of your HVAC system to make sure they’re running properly. If we find any problems, we can resolve them quickly so your boiler operates well and produces heat and good air quality for your commercial facility. We can prepare your boiler and the rest of your heating system before winter comes and provide repairs once winter is here. If you want to heat your building with hot water instead of central or forced air, we have all the commercial boiler services you need. Contact us today for any mechanical services your boiler needs in the Chicago area.
Air Comfort’s mission is to work closely with customers to provide a true “comfort level” for their businesses, with uninterrupted performance and round-the-clock reliability.