Dealing With Furnace Problems

Dealing With Furnace Problems

How To Get Your Boiler Ready For Winter

by Eliza Chapman

If you have a boiler in your basement, then you may be wondering what you can do to get it ready for winter. Unlike furnaces that may seem a little easier to care for, there may be a few more steps for you to do to get your boiler ready to go. But what? This article will list a few different things that you can do. Are you ready to learn a little bit more? If so, then read on. 

Have It Cleaned

If you have never had your boiler cleaned then you definitely want to have it done before winter stats. During a boiler cleaning, your boiler repair person will flush out all of the dust and dirt that have built up inside of it with some sort of water solution. Getting out all of the dust will help your system run a lot more smoothly and efficiently. If you live in a cold part of the country, then you should have it cleaned out every six months or so. But if you live in a warmer part of the country, then you may only have to clean it out once a year. 

Turn It On

Another thing you can do now is to turn your boiler on for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time. By turning it on for small periods of time during the off season, you can help prepare your boiler for the winter and make sure that it's running as smoothly as possible. Try doing this about once a month to check on your furnace. 

Have It Serviced

In addition to having your furnace cleaned, you should also have it professionally serviced. During a service, they will tune it up to make sure that everything is working as smoothly as possible. During this, they will check all of the boiler parts, turn it on, make sure it's distributing heat evenly throughout the house and more. These are all just a few different things that they will do to ensure that your boiler is ready to work all winter long. 

Having a boiler may seem like an old fashioned way to heat your home, but it's still very efficient. To make sure that your boiler gets its job done, keep these things in mind. If you want to learn a little bit more, reach out to a boiler installation or repair company near you. 


About Me

Dealing With Furnace Problems

A few years ago, I could tell that we were having serious furnace problems. In addition to dealing with a house that was constantly too cold or too warm, we were also plagued by a noisy, smelly furnace that seemed to have trouble on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I didn't know enough about furnaces at the time to spot the problems quickly. One day, the entire system died, and it was beyond repair. After having that experience, I learned a lot about HVAC systems, so that I could troubleshoot future systems. This website is all about teaching you what you need to know so that you don't end up in the same situation.