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In-Floor Boiler System Maintenance and Repair Services

Getting in-floor heating is not only energy efficient and cost effective to run, it provides a whole new level of comfort for your whole family! 

However, hot water heating systems require regular maintenance to ensure their safety, reliability, and efficiency. The type and extent of maintenance depend on the specific boiler system, but there are general guidelines that apply to most systems.

Hansen offers boiler system annual maintenance checkups and boiler repair services to Calgary and surrounding areas.

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Importance of Maintenance

It is important to engage a qualified technician for boiler maintenance, as they are equipped with the right tools and expertise. Attempting to adjust or repair boilers without proper knowledge can lead to inefficiencies and even safety hazards. Proper maintenance of boiler systems is crucial for several reasons:

Preventing Breakdowns

Regular maintenance helps in identifying and rectifying minor issues before they turn into major problems, thereby preventing sudden breakdowns.

Optimizing Performance

Maintenance ensures that the boiler operates efficiently, which can lead to reduced energy costs and increased system lifespan.

Safety

Regular checks and maintenance activities are essential for the safe operation of boiler systems, protecting against potential hazards like leaks or malfunctions.

Environmental Compliance

Maintaining a boiler in good condition helps in reducing harmful emissions, thereby contributing to environmental protection.

Maintenance Based on Boiler Types

Different types of boilers, such as combi, system, and regular boilers, have specific maintenance requirements:

At Hansen, we are experienced and licensed to work on all of these types of boilers. Give us a call at 403-248-2996!

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What is involved in maintaining a boiler?

Maintaining a boiler is crucial for ensuring its efficiency, safety, and longevity. 

Here are the important steps to maintaining your boiler:

It’s essential to have a professional inspect your boiler annually. This inspection should include checking all components, ensuring they are in good condition, and making sure the system meets safety standards.

Water quality plays a significant role in the efficiency and lifespan of a boiler. Hard water can lead to scale buildup, while water with high acidity or other chemical imbalances can cause corrosion. Regular testing of the water’s pH level, hardness, and chemical composition is important. Based on these tests, treatments such as adding inhibitors to prevent corrosion or scale can be recommended.

Over time, a boiler’s combustion process can become less efficient, leading to higher fuel consumption and increased emissions. A combustion analysis measures variables like oxygen, carbon monoxide, and flue gas temperature. This analysis should be performed by a qualified technician who can then adjust the air-to-fuel ratio or make other modifications to ensure optimal combustion efficiency.

Boilers should be cleaned and flushed regularly to remove any sediment or debris. This includes cleaning the heat exchanger, burners, and other key components. Flushing the system helps in removing any buildup in the pipes and the boiler itself.

Ensure that all controls and safety devices are functioning properly, making sure that all the valves get exercised annually. Maintenance procedures include checking the thermostat, pressure relief valve, water level gauge, and safety shut-off controls. Any faulty components will need to be repaired or replaced immediately.

Check for any leaks or damage in the pipework and radiators. Bleed radiators to remove air pockets, which can affect heating efficiency.

Keep a record of all maintenance activities, inspections, and repairs. This documentation is useful for tracking the boiler’s performance and for any future servicing or troubleshooting.

By following these steps, your boiler will operate efficiently and safely. Regular maintenance not only prolongs the life of the boiler, but also ensures it runs economically and reliably.

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