If your home is equipped with a boiler system, it warms your home and may also serve as your main source of hot water, making it one of the most crucial appliances in your home.
Your boiler needs routine maintenance to make sure it continues to work for years to come.
Annual boiler maintenance will include the following inspections:
- Electrical connections and controls
- Operation of zone valves and pumps
- Water piping and joints
- Flue piping condition
- Carbon monoxide
- Proper operation of limits and safety devices
- Heat exchanger ash buildup or blockage
If during the inspection, parts of the system are found to be operating improperly or not at all, recommendations for repair or replacement will be presented, to get your boiler system operating optimally and trouble free.
Some common reasons for boiler system breakdown include:
- Faulty or malfunctioning thermostat
- Faulty water feed valve
- Failed air separator allowing air pockets or bubbles
- Leak in the system
- Zone valve or circulator pump failure
- Boiler control failure
- Blocked heat exchanger due to ash or soot
A well-maintained boiler will typically last 10-12 years, or longer, and can provide many years of trouble- free operation.
Frequent breakdowns are a sign that it may be time to replace your boiler. Other signs you might need to schedule a boiler replacement include:
- Lack of heat
- Time to update the type of boiler system to a more efficient system (90% + fuel efficiency)
- Leaking heat exchanger
- Overall cost of repairs is more than 50% of the cost of a new boiler
- Outdated boiler no longer has parts available for repairs
- Boiler has had major water damage from a constant leak
The worst time to replace a boiler is when it completely fails in the middle of winter. Call us today to schedule an inspection of your boiler systems so we can keep it in the best condition for years to come, and avoid the major repair that could have been avoided.