Regular maintenance can help save you on overall costs and boost the efficiency of your boiler as well as extend it’s life span.
There’s nothing worse than finding yourself without heating in the midst of winter, just when you need it most. Sadly, that’s when problems are most likely to occur. However, there are lots of maintenance tips that you can follow to make sure you don’t end up with a nasty bill for having to call someone out.
Boiler Maintenance Tips
One of the clearest signs to look out for is whether your boiler flame is clear blue. An orange or yellow gas flame is a great indicator of a problem and means it’s time to call in the professional.
Another one of the most obvious signs is quite simply when it’s not heating up water anymore. There’s no surer sign of not working than the heating not coming on.
Checking your air vents and that they are not blocked is one of the easiest ways to keep your boiler maintained. Blocked vents cause the boiler to work less efficiently and do not allow for the free passage of air required. Make sure to regularly dust the area to enable optimal efficiency.
Boiler pressure is another clear indicator. If the pressure is suddenly dropping or rising, or if the pressure remains too high for prolonged periods of time, it may be time to consider calling in the professional for servicing .
It’s also a bad sign if you hear clanking or ticking noises, particularly when your boiler starts up. Similarly if your boiler is using significantly more gas than usual there may be a serious problem that should be investigated as soon as possible and it is definitely time to call in that professional.
Should you discover any of these problems with your system Call us now at 403-528-3148 in Medicine Hat or request your appointment online.