Boilers have a well-earned reputation for being sturdy systems, especially compared to other heater types. This is primarily due to having fewer moving parts than other heating systems, which means fewer ways for things to go wrong. Problems do occur from time to time, however, just like any other system. If you want your boiler system to last as long as possible, you’re going to need to make sure that it receives the maintenance it needs. Read on to discover the benefits of boiler maintenance.
Catching Problems Early
Heating problems tend to get progressively worse the longer they are allowed to develop. Therefore, the faster you can identify and fix problems the more damage you can prevent. It can be quite difficult to identify problems early without closely inspecting the system, which is why it’s not a good idea to wait for a more obvious symptom before calling for repairs. By the time you notice a problem with your boiler, it has more than likely already been damaged.
Preventive maintenance is best for maintaining the health of your boiler, because it allows your boiler technician to find and fix problems long before they develop enough to threaten the health of the system. As long as you schedule boiler maintenance at least once a year, you can save thousands of dollars in repair costs over the life of the boiler.
Ideal Maintenance Scheduling
Ideally, you should be scheduling boiler maintenance every fall season. That allows your HVAC technician to make sure that your boiler is in the best possible shape before the winter starts. If you’ve missed that window of opportunity this year, though, don’t wait till next fall before scheduling maintenance! It’s far better to schedule maintenance late in the heating season than not to do it at all.