Boiler/Furnace Maintenance Practices for Unprepared Homeowners

I don’t know about you but I’m feeling 22… especially when it comes to boiler repair within a home. I’ll say it once and I’ll say it again, a “How to repair your Utah home” course should be taught in every high school because I feel extremely unprepared, as I’m sure many new homeowners do too. For that reason I’ve decided to put together a short tip list for proper practices to follow in order to maintain, repair and, god forbid, replace your boiler.

Replace Furnace’s Filter

Poor air quality is not caused by pollution. Your furnace filter could be dirty or broken down. Experts recommend cleaning out and to repair the furnace filter every four to six weeks. Your boiler air filter can become clogged with hair and dirt, which will cause it to stop functioning properly. Your furnace will work harder to heat your Utah home, which can cause your gas bill to soar and your home to freeze because it is overworked. Your furnace will be more susceptible to breakdown and require expensive repairs over time. It’s crazy to think that by checking your filter and changing it every few weeks, the longevity of your boiler is increased. This will ensure that your furnace can function as intended in the chilly seasons.

Clear Space near Your Furnace and Vents

One of the most common causes of residential fires is a boiler fire. Clear a large area around your furnace and keep flammable items such as blankets or rugs, furniture, and papers as far away from the furnace as possible. Rearrange couches and chairs so that vents are not blocked, and air can properly circulate through the home. Repair broken vents. This will increase airflow in your home and reduce your furnace’s effort to heat it. Unrestricted intake ventilation also helps distribute potentially dangerous chemicals, protecting your home against toxins like carbon monoxide.

Schedule a professional boiler check-up

Some boiler issues can be fixed at home, plus preventative measures you can take. However, furnace repair and maintenance require professional expertise such As All Utah Plumbing, Heating, & Air. To prepare for winter, schedule a furnace inspection this fall. Furnace repair companies can complete complex analyses and processes, such as checking your furnace’s heat exchanger and flue, taking pressure readings for your entire furnace system, and testing your boiler burner. They also calibrate your thermostat, calibrate your furnace, clean the central system, and lubricate moving parts.

All Utah Plumbing, Heating, and Air is located in West Jordan, Utah, and offers a wide range of services, including furnace inspection and repair that are safe, efficient, and reasonably priced. For routine furnace inspections for fall, call us today! White-Glove Service is a service where technicians take care of your home like it was their own.

All Utah Plumbing offers a wide range of services, including boiler inspection and repair that are safe, efficient, and reasonably priced in Utah.

 

Post Author: Doris Castillo