Gas Boiler Maintenance
Gas fired forced hot water is generally trouble free and convenient. However gas boilers are machines and do require annual maintenance to remain trouble free and operating efficiently. Martin Heating & Cooling can help. Without a yearly cleaning and inspection by Martin Heating & Cooling, a gas boiler can fall into disrepair and may suddenly stop working, probably on a frigid winter morning when your family needs it most. Worse yet, clogs or leaks in the boiler exhaust system could vent deadly carbon monoxide into your home. For this reason, any home with gas heat should have a carbon monoxide detector installed in addition to smoke detectors.
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Gas boiler maintenance by Martin Heating & Cooling generally consists of:
Inspecting the burner – Flames from your gas burner should be blue. Otherwise, the burners will be cleaned. If the flame size is not correct, then the burner will be adjusted.
Cleaning the burner – Fire makes soot. Over time soot build up can impact the efficiency of your gas boiler. Martin Heating & Cooling vacuums the soot to remove it, leaving your gas burner clean and efficient.
Clean the igniter – Your boiler has either a pilot light, electronic igniter, or hot surface igniter. This component is responsible for ensuring that gas is burned before it escapes into your home. Martin Heating & Cooling inspects and cleans igniters to ensure your gas boiler operates properly and safely.
Clean the flame sensor – The flame sensor has the important job of shutting off your gas boiler if there is no flame when there should be. However soot on this sensor can cause the boiler to turn off even when the everything else is working properly. To ensure trouble free operation, Martin Heating & Cooling gas boiler technicians clean the flame sensor.
Inspecting and cleaning the flue pipe – Over time soot also builds up on flue pipe walls, restricting exhaust flow and corroding the metal. Without cleaning, soot will combine with moisture to create acids that create holes in your flue pipe allowing exhaust gases, including carbon monoxide, to vent into your home. Proper flue pipe inspection by Martin Heating & Cooling checks for leaks in your flue pipe to keep your family safe.
Keep your gas boiler safe, efficient, and trouble-free with professional gas boiler care by Martin Heating & Cooling. Serving homes and businesses since 2012.
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