Boilers are pressure vessels designed to heat water or produce steam, which can then be used to provide space heating and/or domestic hot water to a building. Boilers have several strengths ... they have a long life; can achieve efficiencies up to 95% or greater providing an effective method of heating an entire building. However, fuel costs can be considerable. To ensure optimum performance regular maintenance is required, and if maintenance is deferred, repairs can be very costly.
Boilers can be one of the largest energy users in a building. For every year a boiler system is not professionally serviced, boiler operating costs can increase dramatically – approximately 10% each year. (Capehart, B., Turner, W. and Kennedy, W., 2006. Guide to Energy Management). Proper boiler operation and maintenance is therefore an excellent place to start when looking for ways to reduce energy use and operating expenses.
Caring for Your Boiler System
Any residue, such as soot or scale that coats the heat transfer surfaces of the boiler will reduce its efficiency and also increase the likelihood of equipment failure. Cleaning this surface according to manufacturer’s recommendations is important to maintaining optimum boiler performance and equipment life. Similarly, poor water treatment practices can result in scale accumulation on the water side of the tubes.
Optimum Mechanical specializes in all types of commercial boiler services. We service all makes models and types of boilers and professionally install, repair, maintain, clean, and inspect. We provide 24-hour emergency to all our service customers.
We work closely with all manufacturers to ensure our technicians are trained in the latest technological advances. When our technicians perform services on your boiler you are assured that the job was done right and to the highest industry standards.