Having your boiler serviced every 12 months is both factory recommended and a necessary safety measure to ensure that your boiler remains at peak performance within your home. When boilers fall below peak performance, utility costs will rise, putting the cost-effective nature of your unit in question. Making sure that you make and keep your routine maintenance appointments is critical for saving money and keeping a healthy, functional heating source during the Colorado winter season. Keeping your family safe and warm is one of our goals.
Maintaining your unit between routine maintenance appointments is also critical for the lifespan of your boiler. Here are several steps you can take between service visits to keep everything running smoothly.
- Cleanliness – Keeping both the boiler and the area around your unit clean is a surefire way to avoid issues in the future. It reduces the risk of malfunction due to dirt or dust getting caught in the filter. A clog due to dust could cause issues such as overheating, a broken fan, or a malfunctioning pilot light. Issues with pilot light functionality are dangerous and could be cause for a carbon monoxide issue if left untreated.
- Pressure Check – The pressure of your boiler should be checked regularly. This may be done by checking the pressure gauge, which is located on the far side of your unit. This gauge will tell you if the pressure has built up within your boiler. If that is the case, you may need to utilize the release valve to relieve the unit of pressure. The release valve often requires turning or twisting to alleviate pressure within the unit.
- Carbon Monoxide Detectors – Install a carbon monoxide detector in the area of your boiler. If a leak were to occur over the course of a year, the detector will alert you immediately to the problem. While it may not offer a means with which to fix the problem, it is a very clear sign to contact a service provider from Southwest Heating and Cooling to determine what form of service you may need. Not only are these detectors inexpensive, but they may save your life in the future.
Our skilled technicians here at Southwest Heating and Cooling are dedicated to servicing all of your heating and cooling needs. With the Colorado winter in full swing, now is the time to follow up with routine maintenance appointments for your boiler and heating units. This maintenance could extend the lifespan of your unit by several years, lowering heating costs in the process. It will also bring peace of mind to both you and your family regarding the safety of your heating system. Contact Southwest Heating and Cooling today to set up a routine maintenance appointment for your boiler. The level of service you will receive will inspire you and your family to make this maintenance call a yearly routine, which may work towards extending the life of your boiler, avoid possible water leaks, and keeping your unit in top working order for years to come.