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