Indoor Heating

Lower your fuel costs

While modern boiler installations tend to be highly sophisticated with many self-monitoring and self-regulating features, it pays to maintain and follow a rigid maintenance and inspection schedule. Studies have shown that, on average, 7% of boiler fuel costs are a direct result of poor maintenance.

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The following boiler maintenance tips have been adapted from the Cleaver-Brooks Boiler Room Guide, an extensive document referring to various topics including General Boiler Description, Inspections, Start-up, Routine Operations, Shutting Down and Theory of Combustion and Thermodynamics.

Boiler maintenance tips

  • Know your equipment. Keep the boiler manufacturer’s manual and data in a special file and ensure that staff consults this information whenever in doubt

  • Maintain complete records - individual components should be listed on indexed cards or computer database by model, serial number and date of installation

  • Establish a regular boiler inspection schedule

  • Establish and use boiler log sheets

  • Establish and keep written operating procedures updated. A detailed start-up procedure is essential in standardizing boiler room routine

  • Emphasize good housekeeping

  • Keep electrical equipment clean

  • Maintain adequate fresh air supply - filters must be kept clean

  • In severe winter weather, the room may need to be heated to an acceptable ambient temperature

  • Keep accurate fuel records

  • Emphasize safety in all aspects of boiler operation