Now that summer is officially over, the weather is going to be changing rapidly. So long shorts and hello long pants and coats. More importantly, however, to keep employees and customers comfortable, your building will need to switch over from the air conditioner to the furnace soon. Make sure your furnace is ready for winter by scheduling commercial or industrial boiler maintenance.
What is Boiler Preventive Maintenance?
As a business owner, the last thing you want is for your boiler to suddenly stop working when you need it the most. Not only would this be inconvenient, but your boiler maintenance company may be too preoccupied with responding to other heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) emergencies to get to your building within a reasonable amount of time. You have to remember that winter is a very busy time for HVAC repair technicians.
That’s why it’s a smart move to schedule routine boiler maintenance during the fall, before the temperature starts dropping dramatically. A preventive boiler maintenance plan is a procedure where a technician performs necessary maintenance and repairs any damage on your system. This plan not only keeps your boiler up and running reliably, it also lengthens the life of your equipment and improves safety for employees.
Boiler Maintenance Requirements
So, you now know that in order to prevent interruptions of service, your boiler should receive regular maintenance, but how often is regular? You’ll want to have your furnace inspected at least once a year by a professional. During your annual maintenance, a trained and certified technician will rigorously test the boiler and repair problems to make sure everything is operating as expected.
Benefits of Preventive Maintenance Service
While the main goal of preventive maintenance is to keep your equipment running throughout the winter without issue, that’s not the only benefit that comes from investing in this service. Here are a few other ways preventive maintenance benefits your company:
- Safety: Commercial and industrial boilers are pressurized equipment that burn combustible fuel or use electricity to heat water in order to provide heat for your building. As such, these systems are inherently volatile and dangerous. Through maintenance and repair, the safety systems that come with boilers are checked and tested for functionality. Keeping everyone in the building safe.
- Compliance: Regardless of the industry your business resides in, commercial and industrial boilers are subject to compliance standards. When an HVAC technician inspects your boiler, they will make sure your system falls under the guidelines for compliance.
- Insurance: Often, boiler insurance will require your system to be in compliance with state and national compliance laws for the insurance to be recognized. When a technician helps you maintain compliance, they are also helping maintain the viability of your insurance.
- Energy-Efficiency: One of the biggest monthly bills a company will have is their electricity bill. To reduce costs, it’s necessary to be as energy-efficient as possible. Your furnace makes up a large chunk of that electricity bill, and it only gets worse the less efficient it becomes. Things like cracks, lime buildup, faulty connections, and more are common problems that can rob the efficiency of your boiler. These issues are addressed during a routine preventive maintenance check.
What You Can Do
You don’t have to wait for your annual system checkup to keep your boiler in good condition. There are a few things you can do on your own to maintain your equipment. One thing you can do is perform quick daily inspections. This would include looking for any immediately noticeable problems like leaks or weird noises.
Next, you can perform periodic maintenance, doing a more thorough inspection every month. For your monthly check, you’ll want to look out for many of the issues you would look for during your daily inspections. However, in addition to that, you’ll also want to take a look at your valves and be aware of any signs of wear or blockages.
Schedule Your Boiler Service
If you’re in need of preventive boiler maintenance, then the experts at A&G Services can help. Our team is specially trained in mechanical preventive maintenance and we’ll make sure your system continues running smoothly.
Contact us today to learn more about our services.