Every homeowner has a long to-do list to prepare their homes for the cold and harsh winter weather. A thing that people often forget or tend to overlook is to check and maintain their boilers. An efficient and reliable boiler works hard to keep the home warm and comfortable. As with any other home appliance, the boiler components can wear out with time and affect its performance. Regular service and maintenance by a heating professional is the only way to keep the boiler working safely and efficiently.
Lack of upkeep can cause the boiler to malfunction or fail, leaving the household without heat or hot water. Let’s explore a few reasons for the importance of annual boiler maintenance:
SPOT POTENTIAL ISSUES
Regular servicing and maintenance help with the early identification of problems that can turn into something serious if ignored for a long time. A professional can check and replace the worn-out parts and clean the boiler thoroughly to improve its performance. A reliably working boiler is less likely to experience a sudden breakdown or severe problems, which helps save money on unexpected expensive repairs or complete boiler replacement.
LOWER THE ENERGY EXPENSES
Yearly maintenance also ensures that the boiler works efficiently and saves money on energy bills. Regular use can lead to soot build-up on internal boiler components, or the parts can wear out with time, increasing fuel consumption and reducing boiler efficiency. Annual maintenance and service prevent soot accumulation and improve the unit’s efficiency, keeping energy costs low and lowering the carbon footprint.
PROTECT THE HOME AND FAMILY
A poorly maintained boiler is extremely dangerous. Faulty, worn-out, or damaged boilers increase the risk of carbon monoxide leaks and fire, and they can even explode, threatening the safety of those living in the house. Therefore, another reason to invest in regular boiler maintenance is to protect the home from potential hazards. During the inspection, a licensed professional will examine the exhaust pipes for leaks and other issues, which ensures safe boiler functioning.
COMPLY WITH THE LAWS
Commercial property owners and landlords are required by local laws to get the gas boiler inspected and maintained professionally every year and obtain a gas safety certificate to ensure it is in proper condition. Regular maintenance helps meet the legal requirements besides creating a safe environment.
MAINTAIN THE WARRANTY
Some boiler manufacturers require the unit to be periodically serviced and maintained by a licensed and certified professional to keep the warranty valid. Failure to do so prevents owners from enjoying warranty benefits and requires them to pay for any unexpected boiler repairs, even during the warranty period.
EXTEND THE BOILER’S SERVICE LIFE
Every boiler has a lifespan and will require replacement eventually. However, a proactive approach prevents minor issues from snowballing and avoids premature boiler failure.
Schedule annual boiler maintenance by a local heating professional as soon as possible to ensure the boiler operates safely and efficiently and keeps the building warm and cozy all winter.
Hacienda Air is a locally owned HVAC company offering air conditioning, heating, ductwork, air quality, and more to residential and commercial customers in North Las Vegas, Summerlin, and surrounding areas. Call us today at (702) 707-4953.