It’s late summer here in Connecticut, and we’re still experiencing warm weather (and some rain showers). But the cooler weather will arrive sooner than we’d like to think, and that means the air conditioners will turn off and the heating systems will come to life. If you have a boiler in Bristol, CT to heat your home, do you know if it’s ready to do its job, and keep doing it through the winter freeze until spring?
The best way to know if your boiler is ready for the coming cold season is to schedule a maintenance visit for it from professional HVAC technicians. Contact Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning today and talk to us about our Residential Loyalty Program to take care of your boiler maintenance (and your air conditioning maintenance when its time comes).
Why Scheduling Boiler Maintenance is Important
First of all, we advise you have the annual maintenance session for your boiler some time during the next two months. Late summer/early fall is an excellent time to schedule maintenance for any heating system, since you probably won’t yet need the heater, and technicians will have more open scheduled during this transition from cooling to heating season. You’ll have your preparations finished before you need to turn on the boiler.
Boilers are among the most durable and long-lasting of all heating systems because they have few moving parts. But maintenance is still key for them because of the presence of water, which can lead to corrosion and leaking if the system is not well-cared for. When a technician comes to your home for maintenance, you’ll receive a thorough inspection for the boiler that takes into account all its components to see that they are not suffering degradation from wear and water. A technician will keep eye on the heat exchanger to make sure it has not started to rust, and check that sediment hasn’t started to develop inside the tank. The technician will search for locations where leaking may have started, and see that all connections are watertight.
The inspection of the boiler will also look over the burner/heating elements to see they are working properly. This check is especially important if you have a gas-powered heater (the most common type in homes): the technician will see that the burner is clean, the pilot light/electric igniter is working, and there are no obstructions to gas line.
Once the maintenance session is finished, you can feel confident that your boiler in Bristol, CT will come on when you need it to, and it will work with very few problems through the season.
If you sign up for the Residential Loyalty Program from Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning, you’ll be rewarded with 10% of all additional service calls if you continue with maintenance without skipping a season: that’s right, we reward you for taking the best care of your heating and cooling systems. Give us a call today and ask us about our boiler maintenance service.