Residential Oil and Gas Boiler Maintenance in New Haven County & Surrounding Areas
No matter if your boiler uses oil or gas, it is important to keep the boiler clean and properly tuned to make sure it is running safely and efficiently all winter long.
We recommend that you get your boiler inspected on an annual basis. Annual boiler maintenance will pay for itself by prolonging your heating system’s lifespan and ensuring fewer service calls.
Air Specialties Boiler Maintenance inspections will not only find the small problems that could leave your family without heat, but also diagnose potential issues that may lead to unsafe carbon monoxide levels or full-system breakdowns in the future. We provide the following services:
- Combustion Chamber Cleaning
The combustion chamber is where the fuel mixes with air and is ignited, which in turn generates heat. The byproducts created by combustion are soot, water vapor and carbon dioxide. If soot builds up over time, it can cause the chamber walls to corrode. The chamber is also inspected for holes or corrosion.
- Flue Pipe Inspection
What is a flue? A flue is simply a duct or pipe in the boiler that transports the gases created by combustion outside. A flue pipe can leak carbon monoxide if it is damaged or corroding, which is a huge safety hazard. Corroded flue pipes should be replaced as soon as possible.
- Replacement of the Oil Filter
Just it is important to clean the filter in a dryer after a load of laundry, a clean oil filter is essential to your heating system. The oil burner nozzle needs to stay free of common contaminants (such as pet hair/dander, cigarette smoke and dust), which could result in combustion problems that can shut down the system in the future.
There are several types of filters that may fit your furnace, and our technicians will provide you with the proper selection to choose from.
Note – your filter may need more frequent changing than normally recommended (which is anywhere from every month to every three months) if you notice that your family is experiencing more severe colds/allergies, your family is suffering from prolonged congestion, you notice more dust gathering around air vents or you notice a generally dusty odor in your home.
- Burner Adjustment
The air gates within the burner are adjusted as needed for the proper fuel-to-air ratio. The oil nozzle is responsible for atomizing the fuel just before igniting it (which means it breaks down the particles, combines it with air and then vaporizes it). We will inspect the nozzle for deficiencies and then replace it if needed.
- Efficiency Testing
A combustion analyzer is used to calculate furnace efficiency by measuring gasses in the exhaust flue. We will make sure that your furnace is running at its most efficient level before leaving your home, and guarantee your satisfaction.
Proper boiler maintenance for both gas and oil boilers is just as crucial as proper boiler installation to keeping your system running smoothly as possible. Our convenient location in New Haven County makes it easier for us to reach your home as soon as possible when it comes to routinely scheduling maintenance calls or boiler repairs.
Call today to schedule your boiler tune-up to ensure your heating system is ready for winter.