As the temps drop and the days get shorter, your boiler might have to work overtime to keep up. That means it’s the perfect time of year to take the necessary steps to maximize your boiler’s energy efficiency. By allowing your boiler to run at its most efficient, you save money on short-term operating costs and help to extend its life, making your buck stretch further and improving your bottom line.
- Make sure your feedwater is high quality - Good feedwater is important because poor-quality water will introduce impurities to your boiler system, causing it to function poorly in the short and long term. One way to get the most out of your boiler is by performing daily blowdown maintenance on your system. Boiler blowdown is water with high concentrations of impurities, and it’s crucial that it be removed from the boiler to avoid buildup. To learn more, read our blog on boiler blowdown maintenance here.
- Get your boiler properly insulated - Thanks to their expansive surface, commercial and industrial boilers can be vulnerable to heat loss, especially if they’re not properly insulated. When a boiler is insulated, it will operate more efficiently. Insulation is especially effective when the area around the line is warm enough to allow water flow easily, and it plays a critical role in making sure heat is being kept in the system when the temperatures drop outside. Insulation will even help protect your boiler from scrapes and exterior damage.
- Practice preventative maintenance - Nothing’s better for your boiler than a regular check up from your WARE boiler technician. We’re in the business of maximizing your boiler’s efficiency and keeping your operating costs down. Need to schedule a visit? We’re standing by!
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