Summer is the perfect time to get your boiler ready for colder weather and to make sure your boiler is working correctly. Regular boiler maintenance helps extend its life and guarantee there are no surprises once frigid temperature strikes.
Boilers should be serviced at least once a year by a professional. The Brooklyn boiler experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating will inspect your combustion system, the pilot light or ignition, gas pressure regulator, and much more during an inspection. Tune-ups will help catch boiler problems earlier, preventing costly boiler repairs down the road.
During the inspection, our expert plumbers will check your hydronic heating system for water leaks while also making sure the shut-off valves work properly. We will also make sure your heat exchanger is in working order.
While scheduling a professional inspection is recommended, there are some steps you can take to help take care of your boiler and prepare it for winter. Simply turning on your boiler for 10-15 minutes a few times throughout the summer is an underrated measure. Boilers can seize up if not turned on regularly. Turning on the boiler also helps ensure the components are working properly.
Inspecting your boiler’s flame can also provide insight into how well it is operating. The flame should be a clear blue. If the flame looks smoky or yellow, contact a heating professional.
If you are ready to have your Brooklyn boiler inspected, give the experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating a call today!