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Most people think of their home heating system as a furnace when the truth dictates otherwise. Here’s the difference between a furnace and a boiler:

  • It’s a furnace (or “forced air heating system”) if heat is supplied by air ducts.
  • It’s a boiler (or “hydronic heating system”) if heat is supplied by radiators or baseboard units.

At Mike’s Plumbing, we are boiler heating specialists, and here to explain the important of annual boiler maintenance, especially before we get too far into the heating season.

Boiler Maintenance with Mike’s Plumbing

All boilers, no matter the age or type, require annual pro-level maintenance to ensure a high level of energy efficiency and performance. At CT Mechanical Solutions, we service all makes and models, including yours!

A properly maintained boiler can shave up to 10% on your home heating bills. Without regular maintenance, your heating costs will steadily rise.

Then there’s the safety factor, which includes checking on your boiler’s safety valves and water gauge glass. Safety valves are designed to alleviate pressure if all other systems fail. As for the water gauge glass, it needs to be properly maintained so you’ll know for sure if the water level is too low.

More Critical Boiler Maintenance Steps:

  • Make sure the gauges are accurate
  • Check expansion tank pressure
  • Make sure all safety devices (pressure relief valves, pressure and temperature controls, low water-sensing devices, etc.) are functioning properly
  • Check the fuel system for leaks, controls and proper operation
  • Check the combustion system for signs of overheating and exhaust leaks
  • Check the heating system for zone balancing, uneven heating and leaks
  • Make sure the circulator pump runs quietly
  • Make sure the water inside the system is clean

There’s a lot to look at in a boiler, and we check it all for your added peace of mind.

If you can’t recall the last time your boiler received preventive maintenance, the time to schedule service now with CT Mechanical Solutions, your local resource boiler maintenance, repair, and installation.