Many commercial buildings today rely on roof-mounted packaged units for their heating. These are standard forced-air systems that operate the same way as split system heat pumps, except that all the components are stored in a single cabinet. However, your business may rely on a commercial boiler, which is an excellent way to provide central heating that’s not only powerful but also doesn’t blow around any dust or other pollutants. Commercial boilers remain a serious competitor with commercial heat pumps and furnaces.
But you need to be cautious when it comes to a commercial boiler, because it’s easy to get complacent about one. Boilers have a reputation for their low maintenance needs—but it’s simple to confuse “low maintenance” with “never needs maintenance” or maybe “only needs maintenance every couple of years.”
The Truth about Commercial Boiler Maintenance
Any heating system, residential or commercial, requires a fall maintenance visit from a professional to get it properly tuned up. The National Boiler Codes specifies that all commercial boilers must be checked by a licensed boiler contractor at least once a year. In fact, a boiler might need two checks a year. The reason for this is the increase in special high efficiency equipment, such as condensing and fully-modulating systems.
When you use a maintenance plan with a licensed professional contractor, you’re getting more than the actual maintenance work for your boiler. You’re also getting a record of the condition of the boiler through each of the maintenance visits. Your technician keeps a detailed recorded of what work needs to be done, and this creates a trail of information that lets you know exactly when your boiler needs further checks and inspections. All of this is essential for ensuring you have a boiler that reliably keeps your business warm through the winters.
To get started with maintenance for your boiler before winter strikes, contact our team to sign up for our Commercial Maintenance Plan.
For all your commercial heating and cooling needs in Eugene, OR, contact Comfort Flow Heating. Quality Service & Install Since 1961!