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The Importance of an Annual Boiler Check-Up

Neglecting boiler maintenance can have serious consequences, however, regular check-ups can save you money and maintain efficiency. Learn more about what happens during a professional boiler check as well as the 4 signs that you need a check-up.

Video Transcript

Before the chilly fall weather is here, be sure you schedule your boiler’s annual checkup. Hi, I’m Miriam Johnson, co-host of the tv series Hometime. Without annual maintenance, a boiler can wear itself out quickly, pump dangerous carbon monoxide into your home, or simply stop working.

A well-maintained boiler will save you money on fuel and prolong its life. But it takes a real pro to maintain one of these. A professional technician will clean and inspect the key components of a boiler, such as the heat exchanger, flame sensors, ignitor, and burner assembly. They’ll also ensure all boiler connections and wiring are intact. And most important they’ll inspect the chimney, also known as the flue pipe, for any deterioration or cracks that could allow dangerous carbon monoxide leakage. But if you’ve missed the last few maintenance calls there are four things that would indicate boiler service is needed.

Watch for any increases in energy expenses. Frequent repairs mean the unit is due for either a major overhaul or replacement. A boiler that leaks could be nearing the end of its life cycle. If you notice that some rooms are too hot or too cold it’s possible that the boiler and its controls are no longer effective. A well-maintained boiler can last fifteen to twenty years. If you’d like more information about boiler maintenance to give us a call. We’ll be happy to help you out!