6 minute read • June 8, 2023

Commercial Boiler Maintenance in the Summer


Summer is the perfect time to give your commercial boiler some TLC. While everyone else is basking in the sun, take advantage of the quieter season to focus on essential boiler maintenance tasks. From system inspections and cleaning to identifying potential issues and implementing energy-saving measures, you want to be covered. Beat the heat by ensuring your boiler is in top shape, ready to deliver reliable heating when you need it most.

1. Clean up time!

During the summer months, your boiler will not be running as frequently as during the winter, but it is still important to keep it clean, and makes it the perfect time to do maintenance. Dust, dirt, and debris can accumulate in your boiler room and cause blockages and breakdowns. Make sure to clean the boiler room thoroughly, including the floor, walls, and any equipment.

2.Stop the drip!

Check for leaks and save big: Look around for any leaks in your boiler or pipes. Even small leaks can cause significant damage over time. If you find any leaks, it is important to address them immediately.

3. Safety First!

Inspect the safety controls: Your boiler includes many safety mechanisms to prevent damage or danger. Test the safety controls of your boiler, including the pressure relief valve, low-water cutoff, and temperature controls. Ensure they are functioning properly and replace any faulty components. Have an Entech Stealth? If you are enrolled for Pro+ service, make sure to activate your annual TechCheck benefit. Specialists will assess all the components of your control and make sure everything is in tip-top shape. As part of Pro+ perks, a technician will service your boiler room for FREE to fix any system components not in optimal working order, clean out dust or soot accumulation, and ensure the control wiring is as new. This way, you will be sure that your control is ready to roll for next season!

4.Don’t Let your Flue Go Unchecked

With high temperatures emitted through the chimney, it can be prone to damage or developing blockages. A blocked or damaged flue leaves no room for the exhaust to escape other than coming right back into your boiler room, which can sometimes lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, a  dangerous situation that no property owner wants to be left in.

5. Keep an eye on the boiler’s water level

Check the water level in your boiler regularly and make sure it is at the correct level. Low water levels can cause damage to the boiler like overheating. It can also cause inefficient operation, leading to a decreased lifespan of the boiler. Low water level may also be the cause of some common domestic hot water issues in the summer. Being that the heat is not running and there is no steam in the boiler, it’s important to make sure that the coil is fully submerged in water to ensure adequate domestic hot water. When the coil is not fully submerged in water, it may still be able to heat somewhat, but it won’t be as effective as when it is fully immersed. As a result, the water coming out of the taps or showers may not be as hot as desired.

6. Don’t let corrosion take a toll

With time, corrosion can develop on the pipes in your boiler and boiler room, so the summer is a great time to look out for this. Corrosion can cause leaks and other issues, so it is important to address it as soon as possible.

7. Stay Ahead of the Game with Regular Boiler Maintenance

Regular commercial boiler maintenance is crucial to ensure the long-term health of your boiler. Schedule a maintenance appointment with a qualified technician to have your boiler serviced and inspected. They can identify any potential issues and address them before they become a major problem. This will also ensure your building is compliant with Local Law 97.  As part of one of the compliance measures, maintaining the heating system and ensuring components are clean and in good operating condition is a great step to make your building more energy efficient.

By following these tips, you can maintain your boiler and boiler room during the summer months and ensure that it runs properly and efficiently. Regular commercial boiler maintenance and inspections are key to preventing costly breakdowns and extending the lifespan of your boiler. Don’t neglect your boiler during the summer – taking care of it now will pay off in the long run, and soon enough next season will be coming right upon us!

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