The majority of homes in the United States are heated with either boilers or furnaces. The typical lifespan of a boiler is 10-15 years with regular maintenance. Taking proper care of your boiler is a crucial household duty that should be top of mind for any homeowner. Keep reading for a complete breakdown of why you should schedule regular boiler maintenance appointments.
What is a Boiler?
A boiler is a large appliance that uses oil, electricity, or gas to heat your home. The boiler typically heats water or another liquid such as glycol. It then pumps this liquid throughout the hydronic heating system in your home to various appliances in your home, such as radiators and in-floor heating loops.
What are the Benefits of Regular Boiler Maintenance
Many benefits should inspire you to upkeep regular boiler maintenance.
A damaged or broken boiler is incredibly dangerous. It can lead to boiler explosions, fires, and gas leaks within your home. A faulty boiler can potentially release carbon monoxide into your home. Regular maintenance allows technicians to spot problems early on before they progress into serious issues.
Over time, your boiler can start underperforming due to soot build-up. This reduces the efficiency of the appliance and causes spikes in your utility bills. Regular maintenance allows your boiler to continue working at optimal levels.
If you have noticed that your home isn’t heating up like it used to, boiler maintenance can highlight a problem that needs to be fixed.
If you’re a landlord or a business owner, you’re legally obligated to upkeep your boiler maintenance. You have a legal responsibility to keep your tenants and employees safe, which includes regular maintenance on appliances that can turn dangerous.
Extend the Life of the Boiler
The difference between a boiler that lasts only eight years and once that makes it to 15 is likely regular maintenance. A professional can keep your boiler running efficiently and spot minor problems as they occur. This also serves to save you money, as you get to delay your boiler replacement expense as long as possible.
If your home insurance covers boiler damage, you will likely need to provide receipts of regular maintenance to receive any compensation in a claim. Don’t risk your home insurance being void because you didn’t follow protocol.
What Does a Boiler Maintenance Include?
You can book an appointment with any HVAC Maintenance professional for boiler maintenance. This appointment should include:
- Cleaning of the boiler and all its components
- Testing all parts and functions of the boiler
- Replacement of faulty parts
G&C Plumbing & Heating
G&C Plumbing & Heating offers its customers boiler maintenance services. With over 75 years of experience, the professionals at G&C Plumbing & Heating provide exceptional service to all customers, with flexible payment plans, and fast but efficient appointments.