Boilers have a reputation in the heating field for endurance and longevity, especially when compared to other heating system types. This is primarily due to their relative lack of moving parts. The fewer moving parts you have in a system, the fewer ways there are for something to go wrong. However, boilers are no more invincible than any other system. If you want your boiler to have a long and healthy lifespan, there are still some steps you’ll need to take. Let’s take a look at one of the most important steps for maintaining a healthy boiler: preventive maintenance.
Most homeowners don’t like to call for professional boiler services unless they know something is wrong with their system. While this may seem like a good way to save money, it’s actually one of the worst things you could do. Boiler problems, like all heating problems, tend to get worse the longer they are left alone. This means that by the time you actually notice a boiler problem, it’s very likely that it’s progressed to the point where it’s damaged the system.
Preventive maintenance, by comparison, allows your technician to find and fix problems with your boiler before they progress far enough to cause damage. By scheduling boiler maintenance at least once a year, you can save thousands of dollars in repair costs. You’ll also be helping your boiler system to be more efficient, which will keep your home more comfortable.
Ideally, you should schedule boiler maintenance every fall season. That will ensure that your boiler system is up to coping with the most stressful time of the year for it: winter. If you’ve missed that window of opportunity, though, you should schedule maintenance as soon as you can. Better late than never.
Call Tucker’s Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing for boiler services in Gaithersburg, MD. Ask about our 15 year warranty and maintenance plan!