Isn’t it great this time of year to snuggle under the warm covers for a good night’s sleep? That’s why many people consider winter to be better sleeping weather than summer. It’s not quite as much fun when you wake up to a cold house when you get out from under the covers.
Don’t Ignore Your Boiler
That’s what can happen when you don’t take care of the gas boiler in your home. You should consider the boiler to be the heart of your home’s heating system. As such it needs care and maintenance to keep your Illinois or Northwest Indiana house warm and comfortable.
Generally speaking, the experts recommend an annual inspection and boiler cleaning. This is the best way to avoid costly boiler repairs. If you ignore those recommendations you could face some unpleasant consequences, including but not limited to:
- Comfort & safety—When you live in Illinois or Northwest Indiana, boiler problems are not just an annoyance. An unexpected breakdown means freezing temperatures can quickly damage your house and create life-threatening problems.
- Efficiency & reliability—Even if your system is still keeping your home warm, boiler cleaning and maintenance has advantages. It will make your system run more efficiently which saves you money every month on the gas bill.
- Decreased longevity—The cost of regular boiler maintenance looks pretty reasonable when compared to the cost of a new one. A gas boiler is designed to last for decades but ONLY if it is properly maintained. When you ignore boiler maintenance there’s a good chance you will be shortening its lifespan, perhaps by several years.
- Safety comes first—Gas boilers are extraordinarily safe and reliable, but there are always risks. Gas leaks have the potential to cause explosions or fires and any fuel-burning device carries a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Annual boiler cleaning and maintenance by Merts Heating & Air Conditioning always includes gas leak detection and carbon monoxide testing. Additionally, proper maintenance assures efficient combustion, always the best way to protect against CO poisoning.
Now is a great time to call Merts and schedule your boiler maintenance and take care of any needed repairs. It’s the best way to assure you don’t have to stay snuggled under the covers all day because your Illinois or Northwest Indiana home is frigid. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.