Your boiler is a critical part of your furnace system, so schedule a commercial boiler maintenance appointment when the summer heat cools off into fall. Regular boiler system maintenance in the fall helps it run well in the winter; it extends the long-term lifespan of your boiler. Here’s what routine boiler maintenance involves and how it helps your overall furnace system run properly.
A boiler is one of the lower maintenance components of an HVAC system, but they still need annual maintenance because they undergo wear and tear. However, that corrosion appears differently in boilers than it does in other HVAC components. While other components become worn and have to be replaced once a year, a boiler ages slowly and can last for many years with proper maintenance. But since they heat water, they 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. Overall, your boiler can wear down because it’s exposed to so much hot water, but annual professional maintenance can keep it from deteriorating.
Now that we know why boilers need annual maintenance, let’s look at what types of maintenance tasks your HVAC provider performs to keep your boiler in excellent shape. When they examine your boiler, they should have a boiler maintenance checklist. They will check your boiler for rust. If they find rust only on the heat exchanger, they can replace the exchanger, but if the boiler’s tank has developed rust, it has to be replaced entirely, which is a much bigger task. They also need to flush any sediment out of the boiler’s tank and check that the boiler’s water is at the right level. Your provider will also lubricate all the boiler’s moving parts and remove any dust that has accumulated on or around it. All these fall maintenance tasks get your boiler back in working order after not being used in the summer.
Fall is a transitional time 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 it to see that it hasn’t deteriorated or eroded. 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.
A boiler is one of the lower-maintenance components of an HVAC system, but they still need annual maintenance because they undergo wear and tear. However, that corrosion appears differently in boilers than it does in other HVAC components. While other components become worn and have to be replaced once a year, a boiler ages slowly and can last for many years with proper maintenance.
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. 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.
If you want your boiler to receive annual maintenance before winter arrives, reach out to Air Comfort today! 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 system 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 we can also 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 boiler services you need.
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