Four Maintenance Tips To Ensure Your Boiler Is Ready For The Winter Season
If you rely on radiant heating for your home, the boiler is an important component of your heating system. Just like other HVAC systems, it needs to have regular maintenance to ensure you are ready for the winter heating season. You may want to do things like flush the system and inspect the valves for problems. Here are some maintenance tips to help ensure that your boiler is ready for another long winter:
1. Flushing The Boiler And Radiators To Remove Debris Build Up
No matter if you only use your boiler for heating or if you use it for hot water, the heating system will usually have a separate circuit. This means that over the summer months it is dormant and can build up with debris. This is why it is important to flush the heating circuit of your boiler before you start using it to heat your home during the winter months.
2. Inspecting And Testing The Valves And Controls On The Boiler
There are also many valves on your boiler, which help to adjust circulation and regulate pressure. It is important that you check these valves to make sure they are functioning properly. This can be done by adjusting them to make sure they are not stuck. If you do not want to mess with the settings, use a marker to mark the position before you test valves.
3. Updating And Repairing Radiators Before Starting The Heating
The radiators in your home are another important part of your heating system. If you want to upgrade them, consider doing them before using your heating. You may also want to check the valves and other parts on radiators that need to be replaced before you begin using your heating.
4. Bleeding Radiators To Remove Any Air From The System
Once you have started the boiler, it is likely that there is going to be air in the radiators. To remove the air, you will want to open the bleeder valves on the radiators. Do this one by one until you do not hear running water in the radiators. If you do hear the water flowing, this means that there is still air in the system and you may need to continue bleeding the radiators in some areas of your home.
These are some tips to help ensure that your heating system is ready for another long winter. If you are ready to have maintenance done to your boiler, contact a heating contractor to service your system before the cold sets in.
For more information, contact a company like A Bailey Plumbing.