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Boiler and Radiator System Checkup

Time for Another Checkup

Boiler and radiator system checkup. It’s been a blog theme recently, that now is the time for a heating system checkup. Today, we want to talk specifically about your home boiler and radiator system. A maintenance checkup or inspection is always a great way to dive into these systems! Not to mention, a great way to make sure that they are in good shape. Lord knows that losing heat as the weather changes is one of the last things that you want to deal with!

A Proudfoot Service Agreement

Are you using a hot water boiler or radiator system to heat your home? If so, then you’ve got a system that could last for almost a couple of decades! But it needs proper care and maintenance if it’s going to last that long. To that end, Proudfoot offers an on-going program for our customers that will take the worry out of your radiator/boiler needs. Our regular maintenance program consists of us checking out you radiator/boiler every year around this time. We can let you know if your home heating system is in good working order for the upcoming winter season!

Scheduling an annual maintenance inspection gives you a number of benefits. Firstly, it can reduce your heating costs! This system checkup also ensures a safer operation. It also reduces the likelihood of unnecessary/unexpected costly repairs and extend your system’s longevity. Our technician will make the necessary adjustments and/or repairs to bring your system up to maximum efficiency during operation.

What’s Involved in a Boiler or Radiator System Checkup?

There are a few items your technician will address in a home radiator/boiler system checkup. These include:

  • Proper combustion
  • Proper ventilation
  • Thermostat calibration
  • Pressure control
  • Condition of your glass gauge
  • Burner operation and safety

Yes, you should have an annual hot water radiator system inspection. But you should also make your own effort to care for your system in the interim. In doing so, you can really make a difference in your system’s efficiency. Not to mention it’s maintenance costs over the long term.

Flushing Your Boiler

One of the most important things you can do on your own is to regularly flush your boiler. A boiler heats your home by constantly moving water through a system of steel pipes, radiators and a cast iron boiler.  However, the eventual result of this interaction will be oxidation and rusting.  By flushing your system regularly, you can reduce rust and keep your system water clean. Most importantly, it will make your boiler easier to heat! It is especially important to flush the “low water safety” to make sure it is free and not clogged!

If you’re up for the challenge, try it yourself here!

Water Replacement

Remember, water can be lost through various vents during regular operation. And eventually this water must be replaced.  If you do this yourself, you should take care to watch the glass gauge. This will ensure that you don’t overfill the system.  If you have to replace water too frequently, this can be a sign of a more serious problem. However, many of the systems these days have what is known as an automatic water feeder. An automatic water feeder will take care of this process for you.  You should check to see what kind of system you have. And how old it might be.

You should also visually inspect your system every so often.  Inspect your shut off valves. Check your vents to ensure you’re not losing water in excess.  If you do notice a problem, it’s time to consult a professional.

Choosing the Right Service Provider

When it comes to radiators and home boiler systems, we’ve repaired and replaced all kinds. At Proudfoot Services, we pride ourselves in coming up with the most cost effective solutions for you. Especially when it comes to boilers and radiator systems.  If something needs only to be repaired or replaced, we’ll let you know. And we’ll give you the best and most cost effective recommendations for the different repairs.

So, when you want to make sure your boiler and radiator system is in good working order for the coming winter season, call us.  We’ll gladly come out and perform your system check up/inspection. And, if needed, we’ll have any repairs or a replacement done as quickly as possible!  That’s why we think you should choose us.  Call us at 1-412-461-2198 or contact us here!  We hope to see you soon for a check up. Remember, it’s that time of year!  Thanks!

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