Benefits of Annual Boiler Maintenance
A boiler’s function is to heat the water supply to ensure there is hot water and provide household warming. The boiler itself heats the water and pumps it through pipes to radiators. The radiators then heat the area in your home or business. Throughout the process, heat-loss naturally occurs. The water cools as it flows through the pipes and returns to the boiler for the process to be repeated.
There are four basic systems in a boiler:
- The steam system directs the steam to where it is needed
- The feedwater system supplies water to the boiler so steam can be generated
- The fuel system provides fuel for the combustion process to occur
- The draft system provides air for combustion
All of these systems must function correctly for the boiler to operate.
Annual Boiler Maintenance
Boilers have specific maintenance requirements. Because of this, it needs the help of a professional to ensure it is running optimally. Performing regular maintenance can help you avoid accidents and extend the lifespan of the unit. In most cases, you may not know your boiler is performing poorly as you have become accustomed to the slow, progressing changes.
What needs to be checked?
Common fittings that need to be checked include:
- Steam Traps
- Pressure Gauges
- Safety Sensors
- Electrical Circuits
- Efficiency of Combustion
Having annual Boiler Maintenance performed is one of the smartest things you can do. A poor performing boiler is inefficient, and could substantially increase your winter electric and gas bills.
As heating professionals, our skilled tradesmen know what tests to perform to ensure your boiler is operating at its optimal efficiency.
Contact Universal Plumbing & Heating to schedule your Annual Boiler Maintenace. Call 604-873-3551.