Boilers are one of the most trusted heating systems for homeowners in cold climates, especially in Baltimore, MD. If you have an existing boiler, this is the one time of the year that you definitely don’t want to have any problems. This is why routine boiler maintenance is vital. The experts at Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling recommend an annual maintenance check in order to stay on top of potential issues and prevent costly repairs later. When should you do so?
The best time to schedule this annual boiler maintenance is typically in the summer, as your boiler might have developed a problem due to inactivity. This will also prevent you from having to turn off your hot water and heating during the harsh winter season. There are exceptions to this rule of course. If you notice any visible corrosion of the boiler body, water leaks from the boiler, or an unusual color in the heated water, you’ll want to call a professional to inspect your boiler right away.
Why Should You Have Your Boiler Regularly Serviced?
- Safety: Gas leaks are rare, but they do happen. Regular maintenance could help prevent an incident from occurring, keeping you and your family safe.
- Energy Efficiency: You want to ensure that your boiler used energy in the most efficient way possible so you don’t pay more than necessary on your energy bills. Regular service achieves this.
- Life Span: Most boilers can last up to 30 years, provided they are regularly maintained! While you may have an occasional repair need, maintenance can help spot small problems before they become larger ones.
What Can You Do Between Maintenance Checks?
You boiler should be checked every couple of months. This can be done by simply running it for 10-15 minutes. If you spot a problem, you should call our professionals as attempting to solve a problem yourself could be dangerous. Additionally, if you don’t already have a carbon monoxide alarm, you should install one. If your boiler isn’t burning properly, it produces carbon monoxide, which is odorless and could result in dangerous carbon monoxide poisoning for you and your family.
To schedule regular boiler maintenance, contact Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today.