Brooklyn Heights Boiler Services
What is a Boiler?
The main heating unit in a large building such as a school, hospital or office building is likely a boiler. This large unit is able to convert heat energy very quickly and heat large spaces with very little trouble. However, boilers are not central air systems, and that means that they must be cared for in a certain way. People that own, manage, and maintain these buildings must understand how their heating system works so that there is never confusion of a lack of communication. Understanding how these boiler systems work can be the difference between catching problems early and finding oneself in the middle of a catastrophe.
Do Boilers Require Maintenance?
Boilers absolutely require maintenance in order to work properly over a long period of time. Just as with any other large appliance, the boiler tends to wear down over time and must be looked at by a professional HVAC technician who understands the technology and how it works.
Also, the people who work in the building on a daily basis must be aware of how to look for signs of problems with the boiler. When the building is being heated, it should be heated evenly by the boiler. If the building never gets warm enough or get uncharacteristically hot for no reason, there could be a problem with the heating element inside the boiler.
Also, a boiler that is leaking water or hissing for no reason must be checked for cracks. However, building owners and managers cannot handle these units on their own. Calling in a licensed HVAC technician to handle the boiler is the best option. The maintenance can be done quarterly or on an as-needed basis by the service technician. This ensures that small problems will not turn into big problems and catch the building’s management off-guard.
What Size Boiler Unit is Needed?
There is not one size boiler that is perfect for every building. This is why it is imperative to call on a certified technician to assess what type of boiler is needed. Boilers that are quite small work well in smaller buildings while larger boilers can properly heat larger buildings without be strained to a breaking point.
A licensed technician can handle measuring of the building and give a recommendation to the building management on a replacement. This allows for the building owner and management to keep from guessing about which boiler is appropriate. It’s simply a matter of crunching the numbers.
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When working in a building that has a boiler system for heating, the boiler must be maintained and serviced occasionally to ensure that it works properly and offers the comfort that is expected by everyone in the building. For Brooklyn Heights boiler service, call Petri Plumbing today at (718) 748-1254.