Boiler Tips: Maintenance You Should Do Before Winter

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Keeping up with the needs of your home isn’t always easy. Whether it’s keeping gutters clear, driveways shovelled, or just making sure clutter doesn’t pile up indoors, there can be a lot of work to stay ahead of, which is how things get forgotten about. Neglecting your home’s boiler is a good way to rake in big repair bills, and no one wants that to happen. At Boiler Pro, we’ve been responding to homeowners throughout Toronto and the GTA for over 30 years, and we have a few boiler tips you can take advantage of to keep things running smooth this winter.

Boiler Tips: Water Levels Are Important

A simple thing to watch for would be the water level in your boiler. If the level is too low, that can cause the boiler to work unnecessarily hard – increasing wear and tear. When this happens, it can lead to much bigger problems and may require you to call for repairs. Our experts can handle this problem but it’ll cost you. Instead, check the water level at least once a month to ensure things are nice and level to avoid repair bills. If the water isn’t level, make sure your plumbing is all correct and leak-free. If you do encounter a leak, give a professional a call to avoid making a bigger problem for yourself.

Boiler Tips: Keep Lime-Scale In Check

Lime-scale isn’t good for your boiler. With that said, boiler tip #2 is to take a quick trip to the hardware store and explain you’d like to de-scale your boiler. Any store should have what you need to get rid of any build up your boiler may have.

Removing lime-scale ensures your boiler can generate the temperature you need, when you need it. Simply put, it acts as a blocker, so don’t let it get between you and a warm house this winter.

Boiler Tips: Flushing

The final boiler tip we recommend to all our customers is to flush your boiler a couple times a year. It’s actually very easy to empty, but needs a bit of focus to refill. After you’ve located the valve that drains the water, there is another one that will replace it. The trick here is to be patient. You want to refill your boiler slow and steady to avoid cracking it – which can happen because the water is cold and the boiler is hot. Slow and steady wins the race, and your boiler will appreciate it.

Call Boiler Pro When Boiler Tips Aren’t Enough

For an experienced professional, give Boiler Pro a call. Our experts have been helping with all HVAC repairs, maintenance and installation needs for more than 30 years. No matter where you live in Toronto and the GTA, we’re here to answer your call 24/7 in case of emergencies. Just contact us 647-547-6078 and someone will gladly assess the situation, and dispatch a professional to tackle the problem, fast.