When the spring and summer arrive and temperatures slowly maintain themselves in the double digits summer boiler maintenance is probably the last thing on any homeowner’s mind. Very rarely during the summer will your boiler need to be turned on to provide heating for you and your family, which is the perfect time for summer boiler maintenance. The fall and winter months always arrive quicker than we plan and as a result we often don’t take the time to call a reputable and experienced HVAC company like The Boiler Experts at DHL Mechanical to take care of summer boiler maintenance. By taking precautions in the summer and making a summer boiler maintenance appointment you’re avoiding the rush of calls that every HVAC company receives where appointment times become a valuable commodity.
The Boiler Experts at DHL Mechanical Summer Boiler Maintenance Tips
Use Heating Controls: Your boiler is used much less than usual in the summer, which is why it’s important to adjust the heating controls to accommodate the weather. Turn down your home heating system’s thermostat to a much lower level during the summer so your boiler isn’t activated when it’s not necessary. Being frugal about your heating during the summer is a great way to save money on your energy bills, whether you have a gas or oil powered boiler. If you’re not comfortable adjusting the controls on your boiler it’s important to call a professional summer boiler maintenance technician for assistance.
Check The Pumps: Turning on your boiler once a month during the summer is the best way to ensure that all moving parts stay properly lubricated and do not seize up after prolonged periods of dormancy. While performing this simple maintenance it’s a good idea to turn up the temperature on your thermostat as well, which provides your home heating system with a type of workout and lessening the chance of dirt sludge and anything else from accumulating. This is also a great way to avoid having to get a professional to flush your boiler system.
Boiler Replacement & Boiler Installation: If your boiler is on its last legs replacing it in the summer is the best way to ensure you’re ready for winter. Summer boiler maintenance might not be enough if your boiler is very old and you’ve experienced lots of problems with it over the past few years. If you find yourself needing to replace your boiler installing a high-efficiency boiler is recommended. High-efficiency boilers might cost more initially, but in the long-term they more than make up for it on your lower energy bills and are much better for the environment by burning a much higher percentage of their fuel.
These simple tips can help ensure your boiler is ready for the fall and are a great way to ensure your boiler is running properly and efficiently. For more information about summer boiler maintenance, boiler installation, or choosing the right high-efficiency boiler for your needs contact The Boiler Experts at DHL Mechanical today: AB: 403-863-8246 / BC: 250-868-9948. The Boiler Experts at DHL Mechanical has been providing summer boiler maintenance and installation in Calgary Alberta for over 30 years.