How To Make Your Boiler Last As Long As Possible

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Replacing heavy machinery like your boiler system can be expensive and time consuming. It is far cheaper to pay for regular inspections and repair of your equipment. The more you maintain your boiler, the more use and value you get from it. There are several things you can do to extend the life of your boiler, including regular inspections and maintenance, and annual check-ups. Remember, you should not try to fix boiler issues by yourself. Instead, hire a professional technician to make your boiler repairs safely and efficiently.

Regular inspection and maintenance

Boilers endure extreme temperature fluctuations for hours and are expected to heat up to incredible temperatures, then lie dormant while off for hours. They are expected to operate under these intense conditions for years. Boilers are built to last, but they are still just machines and will only work for a certain amount of time. There are no sensors or alarms that alert you about the integrity, pressure, or corrosion level of your boiler. It is entirely up to you to spot problems and correct them.

You should consult with a professional boiler technician on how to implement a regular inspection schedule. Regular inspections are the best tools for preventing boiler failures and to save on costly repairs or replacements. The more you inspect your equipment, the more likely you will catch small problems before they become major issues.

The typical boiler will last around 15 years. However, the more you use your boiler, the less efficiently it will run. Regular inspections can catch these problem areas, but it takes maintenance and cleanings to ensure that your system operates at peak efficiency.

Annual check-ups

Boilers not only lose efficiency over time, but they can also seize up during use. If a boiler seizes up or the body is too corroded, then it will need an overhaul. Major repairs on boilers are time consuming and expensive. To prevent major boiler issues, it is generally a good idea to hire a professional to inspect your equipment once a year.

Annual check-ups by a professional technician are the best thing you can do to ensure that your boiler continues to operate efficiently. Even if your system does not appear to need maintenance, it is a good idea to hire a professional to look at it. The technician will examine all of the components and clean them as needed during the check-up.

Do not try to fix boiler problems yourself

Everyone should know the basics of running their boilers, like checking gauges and pressure. However if you do notice a serious problem with your boiler, do not attempt to correct it yourself. Repairing the boiler yourself is dangerous and can damage the integrity of the system. A boiler that is improperly repaired is a danger to you and others, and you could potentially make issues worse.

If you notice a problem, like a pressure issue, then call a technician as soon as possible. Boilers are dangerous machines that operate under extreme pressures and temperatures. If even one component fails, it could endanger the entire system.

If your boiler is need of service, inspection, or repair, contact the professionals at Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical Inc. in Amarillo, Texas. We provide heavy industrial, commercial, and residential services throughout the Texas Panhandle and Tri-State area. Give us a call today at (806) 376-8345 or contact us via email for more information about our services. You can also stop by our location at 404 S. Hayden Street.