How To Extend the Lifespan of Your Boiler

Written on: May 13, 2024

Marandola Can Help You Protect Your Investment

lifespan of boiler New Milford, CT New heating equipment is a big investment. Usually, it’s one of the largest investments you make in your home, so you want it to last a long time. The best way to extend the life of your boiler—and keep it running like new—is to make sure you schedule professional maintenance for your equipment every year. You may think you’re saving a little money by skipping your seasonal maintenance, but chances are a breakdown will cost you a lot more than the tune-up.

Here’s how we can help.

Save Money, Prevent Problems

An annual tune-up by a trained pro—like the techs at Marandola–means tiny problems get corrected before they can become expensive breakdowns. Regular maintenance also keeps your equipment running at peak efficiency, which helps keep heating costs under control.

A good tune-up will include a thorough cleaning of all parts, lubrication of motors, bearings and other moving parts, testing and adjustment of controls, and more.

One more thing to consider before skipping professional maintenance: Most heating equipment warranties require routine professional service as a precondition; skip your tune-up and your manufacturer’s warranty could be voided, leaving you to pay out of pocket for expenses that otherwise would have been covered.

Understand Your Equipment

Steam boilers create steam and sends it to radiators as a vapor. When the vapor cools back to water, it returns to the boiler to become steam again. It’s important that the water level doesn’t drop below a certain level, and steam boilers have a gauge in front to show the water level. If the water level gets too low, the burner will not fire and the boiler will not provide heat. Most boilers have an automatic shutoff to prevent damage if the water falls too low, but you should check the water level regularly. Not sure how? We’re happy to show you.

When to Schedule Maintenance

There’s no bad time for a tune up, but certain periods are better than others. Fall tune-ups mean you’re ready for whatever winter brings. Getting it done in the spring means scheduling is easier—and the benefits you get from your tune-up won’t wear off before you turn your boiler on again. But if you’re seeing certain problems recur more frequently, a tune-up may be just a band-aid for an aging system that’s due for an update. If you’re seeing rising fuel costs, experiencing frequent breakdowns despite regular maintenance, or your system just isn’t keeping you home warm anymore, it might be time to replace it.

Our service plans are a great way to protect your investment in your home heating system—especially if you do need a repair. In addition to annual tune-ups, you’ll get 24/7 emergency service and big savings on the cost of any repairs. Often, the savings on one repair are more than the cost of the plan.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to protecting your heating equipment investment, you can count on the pros at Marandola for unsurpassed service and quality. Our technicians stay up to date on all the latest equipment, including boilers, furnaces, and water heaters to ensure that your installation, maintenance, and repair work is done correctly.

Contact us today to learn to more!