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Only HVAC Specialists Should Service Boilers To Ensure it Runs Efficiently - Boston, Worcester, MA

04 Dec 2014

This winter, it is a good idea to have the boiler serviced especially if it is an older boiler in Worcester, MA. Getting it serviced requires hiring an HVAC specialist. This should be done at least once a year to ensure everything is in safe working condition.

Now that the cold temperatures have really arrived, it is best not to wait until your boiler breaks or starts running inefficiently before have boiler maintenance taken care of. It is recommended that you have an HVAC technician inspect your household boiler yearly, even if there seems to be nothing wrong; better safe than sorry. With regular maintenance a specialist will correctly diagnose potential problems that can cause real trouble in winter. Boiler check-ups will also help in determining whether your boiler needs to be replaced or just needs standard repairs.

Checking and ensuring that your heating system functions properly means that your boiler will less likely to freeze up or break down when the temperature drops. A boiler that is not regularly maintained will take more time to warm itself. A boiler needs maintenance when the flame burns yellow rather than blue, when there is a smell of gas while in use, and when repeated restarts are required. In these scenarios you really need to call an HVAC specialist to check on your boiler and your entire heating system.

If you have not yet had your boiler serviced this year, contact Greater Boston Plumbing and Heating.

Make Sure Your Furnace or Boiler is Ready for Winter – Boston, Worcester

28 Aug 2013

Cooler weather is fast approaching and smart home owners are making sure that their furnaces are ready to perform properly and efficiently. Make sure you home is warm this winter and that your heating bills are as low as they can be.

Do you know if your furnace or boiler is working optimally and that you are not wasting energy? This will ensure that you are as warm as you can be this winter. Did you know that almost half of all heating equipment in our homes does not perform to its optimal standards and efficiency? This is mostly due to incorrect installation. And if you have an older heating system built before more modern efficiency standards, you could be spending more than you need to on heating your home this winter.

If your boiler or furnace needs to be replaced have it installed properly by a professional, certified technician.

Beyond that, there are some other steps to make your home warmer and more efficient:

Have your heating filters cleaned and check them every couple of weeks. Change them at least twice in the season, or as directed by the manufacturer.

Check and maintain insulation and add weather stripping and caulk around windows and doors. This can also improve a home’s insulation.

Turn down the thermostat or install a programmable thermostat.

Clean around the furnace or boiler. Don’t keep chemicals or cleaning products near a heater, and don’t store anything next to it that could impede ventilation.

Keep the vents and returns free of obstructions. Don’t lay carpet over vents, place furniture over or in front of them, or obstruct the flow of air.

Dry air feels cooler than moist air, so install a humidifier. A simple humidifier may make the home feel five degrees warmer than a home with dry air.

Have your heating system, furnace or boiler serviced regularly for optimal performance. Greater Boston Plumbing & Heating can service and repair all of your forced hot water boiler or steam boiler system issues. By making sure your heating system is operating properly you can maintain a warm, comfortable home while keeping heating costs down.

For more information, contact Greater Boston Plumbing & Heating.