You know the old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? Well, it goes double for boilers. Here we’ve outlined five great tips to maintain your boiler and avoiding costly repairs down the road.
Don’t Skip Your Service
We know it can be tempting to procrastinate on having your boiler serviced by a professional, especially if the system is working well and doesn’t seem to need any repairs. However, regular maintenance checks will maximize your boiler’s efficiency, resulting in time and money saved. Preventative maintenance appointments can also catch potential problems before they become costly mistakes.
Clear the Clutter
In order for boilers to work efficiently and safely, the surrounding area needs to be kept clear of clutter and debris. Check regularly to make sure that your boiler room hasn’t been turned into a storage closet, and keep the floor well-swept to avoid potential ventilation problems.
Check the Pressure
One of the leading factors in your boiler’s performance and efficiency is its pressure, which can sometimes decrease over time. Make sure you check your boiler’s pressure gauges once a month, making note of the reading each time. Your WARE service technician will thank you, and your boiler’s efficiency will improve.
Test Your Detectors
A faulty boiler can cause serious harm to people who are exposed to it. Make sure you have a carbon monoxide detector located close to your boiler for early detection of carbon monoxide leaks, and test your detector monthly to make sure it is fully operational.
Ask for Help
Have a question about your boiler? Don’t be afraid to call us and ask for help! We’re here to help you get the most out of your boiler system and to provide you with the height of customer service. We’re available toll free at (800) 228-8861 or by email at [email protected]