Boilers are well known for their endurance, and for good reason. They can last years longer than furnaces or heat pump systems, since they are far less complex systems. Fewer moving parts means fewer chances for problems to start.
However, it’s important to remember that no heating system is completely immune to problems. Boilers need maintenance on a regular basis to stay in their best condition. If you’re unsure about whether or not your boiler needs maintenance this year, take a look below.
Possible Boiler Issues
There are a couple different problems that impact boilers on a fairly regular basis. These problems are the main reason you need to schedule routine boiler maintenance. The first problem to keep an eye out for is the build up of lime scale.
Lime scale won’t be an issue if you already know you have hard water in your home and have installed a water softener system to resolve the issue. However, if you have an active hard water problem that’s gone neglected, then lime scale can develop within your boiler system, which will be problematic for the system’s heat exchanger as it can lead to a process called kettling, and eventually break down.
Leaks are another problem to be aware of. Any system that deals with water on a daily basis is going to have to deal with a leak at some point. A leak in the wrong place can create widespread malfunctions, and even the smallest leak can get progressively worse if its left alone. For this reason, it’s wise to schedule boiler maintenance at least once a year. It’s better to be cautious and save money on repair costs early on than to have to pay for a more extensive repair later.
To schedule your Franklin Lakes, NJ boiler maintenance appointment, contact DB Heating & Cooling, Inc.