A Boiler in Vernon Can Save a Lot of Money in Fuel Costs

October, 2013 by

Older Boilers have a tendency to wear out and begin to decline providing heat. They can be replaced by a Heating and Plumbing Company, and they can often be repaired. Many boilers are set up to provide hot water, and this is an economical way to heat water. Most of the new boilers have an easy access system for the addition of a hot water heater. The Boiler in Vernon comes in several models depending on whether it is to be fired by oil, natural gas or propane. Many experts believe that oil fired boilers are the best because they are efficient and economical to operate.

Some other unique characteristics about boilers is the need to have a backflow preventer that keeps the water in the boiler from backing up into the city water supply system. In some areas, the backflow preventer needs to be checked yearly by a professional plumber. Some boilers have a sensor that detects the outdoor temperature and automatically adjusts the heat that the boiler provides. This frees the homeowner from having to keep track of the thermostat, and it helps the homeowner’s fuel bill because the boiler will not use more oil or gas than is required.

A Boiler in Vernon requires some maintenance including the following:

* Drain low water cut off weekly, and maintain the water level.

* Inspect for leaks daily.

* Bleed hot water system radiators at least annually.

* De-clutter the area near the furnace. Clutter is a fire hazard.

* Keep the heating registers and vents free of dust, dirt, and pet hair by vacuuming them at twice a year.

* Vacuum lint and dust from baseboard fins twice a year.

* If you have a hot water baseboard system located in or near a laundry room, then vacuum dust and lint from the oil burner weekly.

* Odd sounds made by the heating system when it kicks in should be discussed with a service technician. You could head off serious problems.

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