Boiler Clean ‘N Check

A Stevensons Air Control Boiler Clean ‘N Check is the best money spent to prevent breakdowns and increase the life of your boiler.  We know that a clean and well-maintained boiler is a reliable boiler, and yours should be no exception! Many people question the spending of money on something that seems to be working just fine. But, the reality is, the higher cost of most boiler breakdowns and emergency repairs can be easily avoided with a less costly annual cleaning and maintenance check.

Regular inspections from our qualified and knowledgeable HVAC technicians will help catch and prevent problems before they happen. For instance, excess dirt and rust can accumulate within your boiler and keep it from running as efficiently as possible. An annual cleaning will put less strain on the unit thereby extending its lifetime. Likewise, a faulty or loose small part, undetected, can lead to  subsequent damage to another, larger component. Logic dictates that smaller parts and repairs cost less than big ones.

Your boiler is comprised of many parts and an issue with any of them can cause heating problems. Included are:

Pump Motors, Pumps and Draft Inducer Motors

Each of these have bearings that will, eventually, wear out over time. Motors and pumps need to be checked for excessive wear. If either has excessive wear, both will usually fail in the same season and should be replaced before causing other damage to your system.

Thermocouples / Flame Sensors

Your boiler’s flame sensor is your boiler’s main indicator that a fire is burning when the gas is on. On standing pilot boilers the thermocouple is located near your pilot light to verify the pilot is on. With electronic ignition, a flame sensor is used to ensure you that your boiler is working properly. These are subject to corrosion and dirt buildup that will affect their performance. When working with thermocouples and flame sensors, it is critical these are clean and functioning properly to prevent avoidable no-heat situations. These items should be checked, cleaned and tested once per year.

Burners / Pilot Lights

Cleaning of the burners, crossovers and pilots, if equipped, can avoid low-heat issues, no-heat issues, and noise issues. Again, rust and corrosion ares usually the main culprits here and could lead to larger problems in the absence of regularly scheduled cleaning.

Electrical Relays, Contacts, Connections, and Circuit Boards

Just like a lightbulb, electrical relays, contacts, connections and circuit boards can fail at any time with no warning. A visual inspection will usually indicate whether or not these parts are in need of maintenance. We will look for burn marks, loose wires, and poor connections. As the power source for your boiler, malfunction or failure of these items will cause breakdown in your entire system requiring emergency repair to have it up and running again.

Flue Pipe and Chimney

These should be inspected to ensure you have proper venting of exhaust gases to the outside your home. Proper ventilation is key to preventing dangerous exhaust gas or carbon monoxide in your home.

Expansion Tank and Piping

Expansion tank and piping should also be checked once per year for proper pressure and leaks. A small leak can indicate a larger leak is on the way!

Thermostats

Thermostats should be checked once per year for correct operation. Also, replace those batteries in your thermostat.

A Stevensons Air Control boiler Clean ‘N Check includes:

  • Clean boiler
  • Inspect flue pipe and chimney
  • Inspect PVC pipe (for high efficiency boilers)
  • Inspect and clean condensate trap (for high efficiency boilers)
  • Clean burners and pilot
  • Clean flame sensing rod
  • Check thermocouple (if equipped)
  • Check pump, pump motor, oil pump and motor
  • Check inducer motor (if equipped)
  • Check hot surface ignitor (if equipped)
  • Check limit and safety controls
  • Check gas valve for operation
  • Inspect boiler for leaks
  • Inspect electrical wiring
  • Inspect circuit board and connections
  • Check thermostat operation
  • Check system pressure
  • Check water feed valve; remove and clean screen (if possible)
  • Check expansion tank
  • Check diaphragm tank (if equipped)
  • Visual inspection of water heater Final operational test

Our boiler maintenance and cleaning services will give you the peace of mind to ride out the coldest of winters. We recommend a Stevensons Air Control Clean ‘N Check at least once per year at the start of the heating season to make sure that your  boiler is running efficiently and effectively. A boiler that is not functioning properly is forced to work harder to produce heat, ultimately rendering it less effective in heating your home and a strain on your energy bill.

Count on the professionals at Stevensons Air Control to keep your boiler running like new. Our boiler repair technicians have been going above and beyond our clients’ expectations serving the Des Plaines community for over 17 years!

Call today to get started with our heating repair services and schedule your Boiler Clean ‘N Check with Stevensons Air Control!

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