What Is Boiler Maintenance?

Written on: May 25, 2023

Annual Preventive Maintenance for Heating Oil Systems

schedule boile tune up hudson valley, ny Similar to furnace maintenance, boiler maintenance is accomplished through a professional tune-up. This allows a heating oil service technician to fix minor issues before they become big problems. Regular tune-ups can also help you conserve heating oil over the winter.

Spring and summer are ideal times to get this important maintenance service done. Your Hudson Valley heating oil company’s service schedule fills up rapidly in the fall. That’s when the cooler weather makes everyone start paying attention again to their heating system. Fall storms and early cold snaps cause further complications because sometimes your service provider has to cancel scheduled tune-up appointments so that they can respond to no-heat emergencies.

Five Benefits of Annual Boiler Maintenance

Getting yearly tune-ups on your heating system is the most important thing you can do to ensure your equipment runs as efficiently as possible. This is among the many benefits of getting annual service done.

  1. Improved heating system efficiency, which can lower your annual heating expenses by 5% or more.
  2. A longer life span for your boiler
  3. Better for the planet: equipment that runs at top efficiency will emit fewer emissions.
  4. A tune-up allows your technician to spot minor issues before they become big problems (worn parts, a burner that needs adjustment, etc.) Problems tend to pop up during the worst times—such as when your boiler conks out during single-digit temperatures.
  5. Staying in compliance with your warranty: manufacturers generally require you to get regular HVAC service. If you skip a tune-up and your equipment breaks down, you could end up paying the total cost of repair.

Boiler Maintenance Tasks You Can Do Yourself

If you have an older steam boiler, check the water gauge periodically. Low water levels are a leading cause of boiler shutdowns. Steam boilers should also be flushed when the water in the gauge looks rusty. If you have a modern hot water boiler, the boiler’s automatic filling system should maintain the proper water level.

When to Replace Your Boiler

Like any piece of equipment, your heating oil boiler will eventually have to be replaced one day. If you think it’s time to replace your old boiler, please contact your heating oil company. This may be a better option than annual boiler maintenance.

Here are signs that will help you determine if a replacement system is the best decision.

The latest heating oil boilers are small, smart and super-efficient and can save you 20% or more on your annual heating costs. There are many different equipment options to fit your budget and your local heating oil service company has expertise in all types and models of heating oil equipment.

See how much you can save with a new boiler installation.