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Don't Forget Your Boiler!

I know winter is already here and it’s a little late for the seasonal maintenance reminder, but if you haven’t gotten your boiler serviced, you need to do it now!  Before calling your Certified AC Doctor Contractor, you can do some of the maintenance on your own.

  1. Visually inspect the boiler.  Walk around it to look for any cracks or damages and check the floor to make sure no water is leaking.
  2. Start the boiler and let it run.  Check again for any cracks or leaks- if you find any, turn it off right away and call your Certified AC Doctor Contractor.
  3. Check the boiler pressure.  Your owner’s manual will tell you what pressure the boiler should be running at.  You will want to check the pressure at least once a month throughout the cooling season.  If the pressure is not where it should be, make sure you make a note of it so you can let your contractor know when you make your seasonal maintenance appointment.
  4. Keep the area around your boiler clear.  You definitely don’t want to keep anything flammable near the boiler, but you also want the area clear just in case of emergency.
  5. Have your boiler serviced.  You need to have all of your HVAC equipment serviced seasonally – this may prevent a costly breakdown that will hurt your wallet and leave you shivering (or sweating in the summer).

If you’ve misplaced your owner’s manual, you can find one here.  While performing your maintenance, make sure to write down anything that seems out of the ordinary and have it handy for your contractor so he knows what to look for when servicing your unit.

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