Soon, the winter will be setting in and you will want to have your heating working properly. There are some things that you will want to do to your system before you start using it for the first time. If your home uses a boiler, there are some maintenance tasks that you may want to have done now. Here are some of the tasks that you may want to have done before you start using your heating this year:
1. Checking The Fuel And Cleaning The Tank
Many boilers use fuel tanks to store oil or gas. These tanks will require regular maintenance and need to be serviced annually. When you have your tanks filled, you will want to have the system inspected and do things like clean the filters. If you have an oil system, there are also filters that can become clogged with debris. Oil can also cause debris to build up on the bottom of the tank, so you may want to have the tanks cleaned from time to time.
2. Cleaning Filters And Parts Of The Boiler
Filters and other parts for your boiler can become dirty no matter what type of fuel you use. Before you begin using your heating, it is important to change filters and clean parts. Oil systems can be especially dirty, so cleaning the ignition mechanism can be a great way to improve the efficiency of your heating. Gas systems can also have carbon buildup that needs to be cleaned, but you may not need to do this as much as you do with an oil system.
3. Inspecting The Boiler For Any Repair Needs
Over the summer months, your boiler is laying dormant and not being used. This can allow for many problems to go unnoticed. Things like seals and small parts can go bad on your boiler when it is not in use. In the fall, you will want to have your boiler serviced and inspected for any repairs that need to be done. Having small repairs done now can prevent serious problems when you start using your heating during the winter months.
These are some of the maintenance tasks that your boiler needs done before you begin using your heating. If you need help with maintenance and repairs to your heating, contact a boiler repair contractor (such as one from Rickett Industrial Environmental Systems) to get the help you need ensuring that you are ready for a cold winter.