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3 Main Benefits to Regular Boiler Maintenance


Maintaining your boiler isn’t a task you want to just cast to the wayside. When you realize how integral it is to your home comfort and providing your family with a safe environment, maintenance becomes a much more important task.

In fact, boiler maintenance has three major benefits. Here’s a quick breakdown of the most important reasons you should make sure you get annual boiler maintenance.

Spending Less Money on Annual Heating Costs

Your boiler, just like any home HVAC equipment, deteriorates over time. Its efficiency steadily declines, but without maintenance, that steady decline becomes quite sharp.

When your boiler struggles, it requires more power and runtime to achieve the desired results than it should reasonably need. This equates to you spending more every single month.

Over time, those costs will continue to increase until you’re paying money to essentially wear down your boiler faster than it’s supposed to be, which anyone can agree sounds like a raw deal.

Your System Remains Reliable

If you ever have the thought “I hope this works” when you turn your heating on, that’s a problem. It means your system is unreliable enough that it gives you a slight feeling of worry.

Boiler maintenance is all about preventing future breakdowns by dealing with today’s problems. A technician will take your boiler’s components apart, inspect them, and determine whether or not some of them need to be replaced.

It’s the same as getting an oil change for your car. It keeps everything operating smoothly, and you aren’t worried about getting stranded on the side of the road.

While maintenance can’t prevent every bad thing from happening to your boiler, it greatly reduces the likelihood of large-scale repairs. Keeping it maintained means keeping it reliable so you won’t be without heat (apart from the occasional breakdown, which happens from time to time with any heating system).

Your Family’s Safety is Secure

When water is boiled in your boiler, the gas that burns to heat it may not burn off all the way. A lack of oxygen can cause some of the fuel to not be burned, resulting in carbon monoxide.

This is dangerous for your family and is labeled the “silent killer” for a reason. While it’s unlikely that carbon monoxide will leak from the boiler into your home, it’s not an impossibility.

A flue carries carbon monoxide out of your home, but that can fail. Boiler maintenance serves as a point of inspection to make sure there are no problems with carbon monoxide leaking into your home.

Don’t Neglect Your Boiler Maintenance

It’s easy to forget about your boiler. It’s doing its job every day, but that creates a false sense of security, and problems will creep up on you fast. Keep it maintained, don’t let annual maintenance fall by the wayside, and your boiler won’t fail you in the future if all goes well.

Contact Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. today to schedule boiler maintenance as soon as possible and keep your home heating at peak performance.

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