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What to Know About Boiler Tune-ups

Now that Labor Day has passed, we can start preparing for fall and the cooler weather that lies ahead. In addition to raking the many leaves on your property, ordering pumpkin spice beverages and managing your fantasy football, it is time to start thinking about your heating system.

At A.M. Botte Mechanical, LLC., we believe in providing the best HVAC services for homes and businesses in the Pennsauken Township area. Now is the perfect time to get your heating system ready for the change in seasons.

We recommend getting a boiler tune-up soon, so your system performs smoothly and without difficulty. This all may sound good, but in order to help you understand the importance of a boiler tune-up, what it entails and its many benefits, here are some answers to your potential questions.

What is a boiler tune-up?

A boiler tune-up is simply improving your boiler’s operations so that it runs efficiently and meet various emission standards. ENERGY STAR, a program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, states:

Tuning-up a boiler optimizes the air-fuel mixture for the operating range of the boiler which ensures less fuel is wasted and reduces emissions of hazardous air pollutants produced by inefficient combustion.

What does a tune-up entail?
When we provide a tune-up to your system, we perform a variety of different services following the preparation stage including:

  • Cleaning burners, heat exchange surfaces and combustion chambers
  • Checking safety controls
  • Scrutinizing fan belts and blowers
  • Testing thermostat, thermocouple and pilot light assembly
  • Making sure there is proper venting
  • Lubricating motors
  • Conducting combustion efficiency test
  • Inspecting filters

We ensure that the burners are correctly mixing the air and fuel and additional reestablishing excess air throughout the system. Once we perform the tune-up, we provide a report based on the conditions.

What are the benefits of a tune-up?

A tune-up improves the combustion, steam and overall process of your boiler. We reduce excess air and stack loss, improve heat transfer, recover waste heat and optimize usage. Your system will run more efficiently, you will reduce toxic emissions and you will save money by preventing problems that will turn costly down the line.

You can learn more about scheduling a boiler tune-up and our other HVAC services in the Camden, NJ region by calling us at 856-848-8708 or visiting our website.