If your home heating system includes a boiler, you know that keeping it in good working order is critical to your family’s comfort. Routine maintenance and prompt repair of any problems are the best ways to ensure your boiler stays in good working condition so that your home will be warm throughout the chilly winter months.
Fortunately, maintaining your boiler is as simple as calling the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia boiler technicians at Polar Bear Air Conditioning. From routine maintenance to a complete replacement, our experts will get the job done quickly to ensure you have heat for your home whenever you need it.
Like every component of your home HVAC system, a boiler needs regular inspection and maintenance every year. A qualified technician can inspect your boiler, perform routine maintenance and spot any potential issues before they turn into big problems. Correcting problems and making proactive repairs in the summer is much better than suffering a boiler breakdown in the dead of winter.
While a qualified professional should perform any major repairs, there are some simple measures you can take to help keep your boiler running smoothly as well. First, be sure to keep your boiler room clean and free of debris. Dust and dirt can find their way into the ventilation system, which makes it less efficient, reduces the air quality in your home, and can potentially cause major mechanical difficulties in the future. Debris in the boiler room can also create a fire hazard.
You should also keep all heating vents clean for the same reasons. If dirt, dust or other debris build up in the vents, less air gets through, forcing your boiler to work harder in order to maintain the same comfortable temperature. A boiler that works too hard costs more to run and is more prone to breaking down.
Should a problem occur with your boiler, it is important to get it fixed as soon as possible. An easily resolved problem can turn into a major headache in a hurry if left unchecked. The last thing you want is to have your boiler break down, leading to a major system overhaul or replacement that could have been avoided by making a simple repair. Professional annual maintenance will help to prevent problems like these, but sometimes acute malfunctions cannot be avoided, so you need to call in a professional boiler repair technician at the first sign that something is wrong.
Even with proper maintenance and timely repairs, no boiler can last forever. If you find yourself paying a technician for repairs every month just to keep your boiler running, it may be time to have it replaced. Replacing a boiler is a big, complicated job, so you will need a skilled professional to take care of it for you. Every step must be done carefully, from removing and disposing of the old boiler to properly installing the new one, in order to make sure your home’s heating system will continue to run properly. Proper installation is the first step in ensuring your boiler has a long and productive life.
Professional Boiler Services
Whether you have a new boiler that you want to keep running for along as possible, or it is time to replace your old boiler, the team at Polar Bear is ready to provide any boiler service you may need. We perform a wide range of services all over Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia. Call us today to keep your home warm and toasty all winter long.