Boiler Maintenance for a Stronger Bottom Line
Has your boiler ever failed, leaving you and your building occupants in the cold? Does your energy bill skyrocket after starting up your boiler?
Your boiler can have a major impact on your bottom line this winter. An unreliable boiler means a decrease in productivity. An inefficient boiler means increased energy costs. An unsafe boiler means increased costs to pay for damages and repairs.
So how can you best fight against these potential threats to your bottom line? Have your boiler checked and cleaned annually before you turn it on.
When should I have my boiler checked and cleaned?
It is best to schedule this cleaning at least a month prior to the beginning of heating season. This allows time to schedule, get approval, and make any repairs if any problems are discovered during the check.
Consider coordinating your inspection with this check and clean. In DC, boilers have to be inspected annually, while in Maryland and Virginia, some boilers have to be inspected annually and some biannually.
Why should I have my boiler checked and cleaned?
Improve efficiency – A very thin layer of soot or scale on boiler parts can cause a 10% decrease in boiler efficiency. Layers of soot and scale create insulation which reduces the rate of heat-transfer.
Help prevent damaged parts – With sulfur being a component of soot, sulfuric acid can form from soot buildup causing damage to boiler parts.
Check safety parts to help prevent damages – Boilers have a number of safety valves and controls, including the safety-relief valve and the low-water cutoff control, that help keep your boiler working safely. It is imperative to make sure that these components are working properly to prevent damages to your boiler and property as a whole.
How should I have my boiler checked and cleaned?
Parts of your boiler need to be taken apart to clean and check all necessary components. It is best to have a qualified expert perform this check and clean.
Our technicians are experienced in working with a variety of boilers. Contact W. L. Gary Company today to schedule a check and clean for your boiler.