Ways to Prepare Your Boiler for This Winter

As the cold weather of winter approaches, Ft. Smith homeowners needs to make certain that their boilers are ready to properly heat their homes.

Ft. Smith, AR Boiler-ServicesThough most boilers will provide many years of trouble free service, it is important that they are periodically checked for signs of problems.

Homeowners can spend just a few minutes now checking their boilers in order to prevent a cold weather breakdown.

Look for Problems

Cracks in the boiler, pipes or other heating components may be a sign of impending failure. The entire system should be looked over for cracks or other problems.

Vent pipes must be inspected to make certain there aren’t any blockages preventing the boiler from venting exhaust gas to the outside.

The wiring running to the boiler should also be examined. If problems are found, it is important that the boiler be inspected by a trained professional who can determine the severity of the problem and make the needed repairs.

In fact, it is a good idea to have a professional to perform the inspection as he or she will be more familiar with what to look for than most Ft. Smith homeowners.

Run a Check

If there aren’t any apparent problems, the system should be operated to make certain it is working properly. The system should be allowed to heat up and cycle on and off a few times. During the test, the radiators should be checked for warmth to make certain there aren’t any clogs in the lines.

The carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in the home should be checked as well. The operation and accuracy of the thermostat should also be checked. If it is inaccurate it can be easily adjusted or replaced be a repair person.

Fuel Supply

Before heating season begins, a Ft. Smith homeowner needs to make certain that his or her fuel supply is ready to feed the boiler. This may mean getting a load of fuel and / or testing the pressure on the fuel line to make certain that it provide the needed amount of fuel to keep the boiler running properly.

If a problem is found in the fuel supply, a homeowner should be careful taking any action as improper pressure or leaks can be serious problems. It is best for a repair professional to correct supply problems to make certain they are repaired properly and safely.

Do you need services on your boiler in your Ft. Smtih, AR home? Call Mountain Air Cooling & Heating at (479) 668-0062 today and get a professional on the job today.