Friday, December 27, 2013

Winter Boiler Tips

Boilers have been used to heat homes for almost a century, keeping homes warm and cozy. Everyone knows the cast iron radiators that add a certain look to a room while giving off the right amount of heat. These tips will help ensure that your heating system provides the perfect amount of heat at a price you can afford.
  • Inspect your boiler once a year – It's best to do this in the fall months, before your home depends on it. Look around your system to ensure there is no leaking. Take a close look at the boiler and check the water levels.
  • Boiler pressure – Check the gauge on your boiler when you start it for the season. The operating manual for your boiler will tell you what the appropriate pressure is. It is a good idea, with a marker or piece of tape, to mark the levels on the gauge. Periodically check the gauge during the winter months and make sure that it's within the range.
  • Bleeding your radiators – This is something you should do every year. Since air can enter the system it will settle in the highest point of the heating system, which is at the top of your radiator. There's a small valve on each radiator that loosening that will release the air with a hiss. When water starts to exit, tighten the valve.

Taking these steps will ensure that your radiant heating system works efficiently for years to come. If you do find an issue with your system it is best to call a heating system professional. At 1st Choice Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, we specialize in boiler repair in Ridgewood, NJ.

For more information on boiler repair in Ridgewood, NJ, call 1st Choice Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning today at 201-288-0390!

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