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8 Simple Steps to Avoid Costly Boiler Repairs
July 20, 2022 at 7:00 AM
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A boiler can be a significant investment, which is why it’s important to look after it and keep it working efficiently for as long as possible. Most people will only give their boiler attention when it’s causing a problem, but maintaining it consistently will minimize the chances of a breakdown.

Fortunately, Jeff Mackay Mechanical is based in Littleton, New Hampshire, and provides boiler repair services throughout the entire state. As professional mechanics, we will ensure your boiler is in optimal condition by repairing or replacing parts long before they break.

Here are a few steps you can take to keep your boiler running for years to come.

1. Service your boiler annually

One of the best tips we can offer when it comes to avoiding costly boiler repairs is to ensure that you get it serviced each year. This will make sure that everything is working as it should be, detect any early problems, and help you ensure you remain compliant with any manufacturer warranties or insurance policy terms.

Our team at Jeff Mackay Mechanical can help you service your boiler anytime during the year to ensure that it runs smoothly when needed.

2. Turn on your boiler during summer

If you’re like most homeowners, you likely look forward to the summer months when you don’t need to run your boiler. However, turning it on regularly during the summer will help avoid grit build-up in the boiler pump. Consider turning on the heat for a few minutes at least once a month, as this will help you prolong the lifespan of your boiler.

3. Consider installing a magnetic filter

The sludge and grit that builds up in your boiler system is predominately rust from the insides of pipes and radiators. Purchasing a magnetic filter can help attract those metallic elements from the system and filter them out.

4. Bleed your radiators

Air can get trapped inside your radiators, causing them to not heat properly and put more pressure on the boiler. Bleeding your radiators regularly releases the air and keeps them working properly.

5. Power flush your system

A great way to get the sludge out of the system is to do a power flush. This can be particularly helpful if you’re experiencing problems with the radiators warming up. A power flush will rid the system of sludge and clean it out entirely, allowing your radiators and boiler to work correctly.

6. Lag outdoor pipes

If you live in an area prone to extreme cold, your outdoor pipes are at risk of freezing, which can cause your boiler to break down. A frozen condensate pipe is one of the most common reasons for boiler issues during the winter. Lagging can be bought from home repair shops and is easy to put down yourself to avoid an expensive boiler breakdown.

Book a Consultation with Jeff Mackay Mechanical for Boiler Repair Services

When you hire Jeff Mackay Mechanical for boiler repair services, you’ll extend the life of your boiler and improve its functionality. The company’s gas and boiler services in New Hampshire include:

  • Diagnosis and troubleshooting
  • New boiler installations
  • Repairs and cleaning
  • Annual boiler maintenance

When you choose Jeff Mackay for your boiler services, you’ll benefit from a company that has over 30 years of HVAC experience and always provides free estimates. Don’t wait until your boiler breaks down to call an HVAC contractor. Call Jeff Mackay Mechanical today or fill out and schedule your consultation now.

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