Spring has sprung in Brooklyn and while the weather gets warmer before the onset of summer, you may want to think back to this past winter and think about your boiler service plans. How effective was your boiler in keeping your Brooklyn home warm and how much money did you have to spend on energy bills? As Brooklyn boiler service experts, the team at Petri Plumbing is BAXI certified and has the experience and training to determine if your home’s boiler needs servicing or if your home would benefit from a new, more efficient boiler model.
Summer time is the perfect time to have the plumbing professionals at Petri Plumbing inspect your boiler. The life expectancy of a boiler is between 15 and 30 years, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Petri Plumbing team knows that continual use during harsh Brooklyn winters can push a boiler to its limit.
To help keep your peace of mind regarding your boiler, our team recommends the following tips for boiler maintenance:
Look for leaks: A boiler can leak from a number of areas including the vent pipe, chimney, and heat exchanger. If an area of your boiler is sealed, make sure that seal is still intact.
Check the water levels: If a boiler’s water levels get too low, it won’t be able to deal with the extreme heat it can produce. Without the proper amount of water, a boiler can melt itself away and many new models are pre-equipped with automatic trip switches to ensure that doesn’t happen in your home.
Drain the system: For older boilers, draining the tank can help remove mineral deposits and rust that collects over time. Your boiler should have both a drain valve and supply valve and it’s important not to forget to drain the expansion tank as well. Using a professional plumber to drain your boiler properly, along with having a boiler tune-up, is the best water to protect yourself from injury due to the scalding nature of the water in a boiler.
If your boiler does need replacement, the professionals at Petri Plumbing can help you find an energy efficient boiler that will offer outstanding warmth with safe, professional boiler installation. During the warm months of spring and summer, you might not be thinking about your boiler; however, being proactive and replacing your boiler in the summer will help give you peace of mind so that you will be ready for the next Brooklyn winter. If you are ready to replace the boiler in your Brooklyn home now to stay warm this winter, give Petri Plumbing and Heating a call today.