Keep your home in Michigan warm this winter by arranging for proper maintenance of your boiler. Take advantage of the “Find a Contractor” tool on the U.S. Boiler Company website to find a licensed home heating professional you can count on for boiler installation and repair services.
Details of Inspection
An annual boiler inspection must be thorough in scope and should include the following components:
- Clean the boiler heat exchanger
- Check all safety devices
- Piping and component inspection
- Vent inspection
- Combustion analysis
- Clean the condensate disposal system and refill the condensate neutralizer (for high efficiency, condensing boilers)
While the boiler is in shut-down mode, the contractor should also evaluate the boiler water for pH levels and check the interior of the boiler for sediment and scale accumulation.
Hot spots or air leaks in the boiler’s insulation, gaskets, or casing should be fixed and sealed.
Red Flags That Demand Evaluation
Outside of the annual inspection periods, boilers may require intervention and, as a homeowner, you’ll need to know how to identify problems.
If you’re hearing knocking, banging, or growling from your boiler, it could be kettling. Be aware that this can be a sign of a serious problem and may indicate that pressure is building in the heat exchanger.
A leaking boiler merits a call to a professional. If you notice water leaking from the boiler, contact a licensed home heating professional for an inspection and to identify if there are any larger or more serious problems. Failure to do so could result in unexpected expenses.
Malfunctioning Pilot Light
The pilot lights on different heating systems operate differently, and you need to know how yours functions in order to know when there is a problem. A home heating professional can educate you about your system and inspect the cause of a malfunctioning pilot light when necessary.
Failure to Heat
The most obvious red flag that warrants a call to a professional is the boiler’s failure to heat. Don’t risk injury to yourself or damage to the boiler by trying to diagnose or fix it yourself. Fortunately, most problems can be prevented by having an inspection before winter sets in.
U.S. Boiler Company designs, engineers, and manufactures residential boilers for use in Canada and the U.S. Our equipment includes steam and water boilers, hot water heaters, radiators, and boiler control systems, all of which are proudly made in America.
We exclusively sell our products to selected plumbing and heating equipment distributors in North American who, in turn, sell them to independent licensed contractors.
The “Find a Contractor” button on our website will help you find a contractor who is familiar with U.S. Boiler Company products in Detroit, Saginaw, Flint, or any other locale in Michigan. This tool can help you find a qualified home heating professional in your local area.
If you require professional assistance for boiler installation and repair services in Michigan, find one you can count on for inspecting and maintaining U.S. Boiler Company products by using the locator tool on our website.