02 Sep Why Summer is the Best Time to Evaluate Your Boiler
With the weather being incredibly hot outside, you are probably busy spending time with your friends and family. You might even be going away on vacation. It is important not to fall behind on your maintenance tasks during that time, and that includes evaluating your boiler. If you have a boiler system, you need to inspect it during the summer. There are several reasons why now is the best time to stay up-to-date on your boiler maintenance.
More Contractor Availability
One of the first reasons why you need to reach out to a contractor during the summer is that they have more availability. When the fall arrives, contractors will get swamped with repair, maintenance, and installation appointments. You will have an easier time scheduling an appointment for routine maintenance during the summer than during the fall or winter. If you don’t want to wait weeks to get an appointment with a contractor, you should try to handle all of your maintenance needs now.
Less Expensive Repair or Replacement Parts
Next, you should reach out to a contractor during the summer for a routine maintenance check because repair and replacement parts are likely less expensive. As many people start calling during the fall and winter for boiler maintenance, there will be a lot of demand for repair or replacement parts. If you need to get something fixed related to your boiler, it might be more expensive if you wait until the weather cools off. If you want to get the best deal possible on repair or replacement requirements for your boiler, you should call a contractor during the summer.
Possible Updates To Your Boiler During the Prior Year
When the temperature begins to cool off, there will be a lot of stress on your commercial boiler. You need to know that it is up for the task. There might be updates, alterations, or changes to your specific boiler model during the prior year. You need to make those updates now before the weather gets cooler. You want to ensure your boiler is ready to go when you turn it on during the heating season.
Ensure You Are Ready for the Heating Season
Ultimately, there are many reasons why now is the best time to reach out to a contractor for help with your boiler system. Some of the most important components of this maintenance check include:
- Examining the switches and valves to make sure they are operational
- Inspecting the expansion tanks to ensure there are no leaks
- Addressing any short cycling issues by adjusting certain controls
- Examining the boiler casing for any signs of cracks
- Examining the auxiliary and low water cutoff areas
- Reviewing your typing to ensure it is working exactly as it should
If any problems are identified, or if any boiler components need to be inspected, it is important to handle them during the summer before the colder weather arrives.
Contact McKenna Boiler for Your Commercial Boiler Tune-Up This Summer
If you are interested in getting your boiler tuned up, it would be our pleasure to help you. We are McKenna Boiler, and we can work with you to ensure that your boiler is working exactly as it should. We will identify and rectify any issues before the temperature begins to drop, making sure that your boiler is ready for the heating season. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a member of our team! It would be our pleasure to work with you.