How To Maintain Your Boiler

Posted: April 1, 2024

Annual Tune-Ups Make a Difference

If your Delaware Valley home depends on a heating oil boiler or propane gas boiler for warmth, then it’s important that you have annual maintenance service visits from us.

To make it easier, Wilson Oil and Propane offers equipment service plans that include boiler maintenance. An annual tune-up will ensure you lower the risk of expensive repairs and get as much efficiency as possible out of your heating system. But more on that later.

What Does a Heating Tune-Up Include?

While the tune-up checklist our technician follows will be slightly different for a heating oil system as compared to a propane gas heating systems, as well as a boiler vs. a furnace, some of the basic tasks we do to take care of your heating system include cleaning the burner and adjusting for efficiency, inspecting the combustion chamber, lubricating all moving parts, such as circulators, and checking all safety and operating controls. You can find out more about what we do during tune-ups by visiting the Service Plans section on our website.

Service Plan Coverage for Your Oil or Gas Boiler

To make it easier to keep your heating oil or gas boiler properly maintained, we recommend enrolling in a service plan. Our customers can enroll in a heating oil service plan or a propane/natural gas service plan.

All our service plans cover the cost of an annual preventative maintenance tune-up. Service plans from Wilson Oil and Propane also include free parts and labor for many heating system repairs, priority service, no overtime charges, and a $75 annual credit that can go towards the purchase of new equipment from us.

Benefits of Annual Boiler Maintenance

Regular maintenance is a vital money-saving investment for your heating oil or gas boiler because it can keep your equipment running at peak efficiency and trouble-free. Four out of five heating system breakdowns are preventable if you follow the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations. You will also be able to enhance safety even further by taking care of boiler maintenance regularly.

This tune-up service allows a licensed Wilson service technician to fix minor issues before they become big problems (worn parts, etc.)

Regular tune-ups can also help you conserve heating fuel over the winter because this service will help your system run at the best possible efficiency. The best time to get your boiler maintenance done is during the off-season, in the spring or summer.

Boiler Maintenance: Tasks You Can Do Yourself

If you have an older steam boiler, check the water gauge periodically during the heating season. Low water levels are a leading cause of boiler shutdowns. Steam boilers should also be flushed when the water in the gauge looks rusty.

If you have a modern hot water boiler, the boiler’s automatic filling system should maintain the proper water level.

You should also make sure nothing flammable, such as newspapers or paint cans, is stored anywhere near your heating system.

When to Replace Your Boiler

Like any piece of equipment, your boiler will eventually have to be replaced one day. If you think it’s time to replace your old boiler, please contact us. If you have an old heating system that’s been prone to repairs lately, a replacement system may be a better option than annual boiler maintenance.

Heating Service in Delaware County, PA

Wilson Oil & Propane is the company that people in the Delaware Valley region of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey can depend on when they need boiler maintenance or boiler repair. Our service area includes the towns of Media, Wallingford, Swarthmore, Springfield, Broomall, and Newtown Square, among others. We have professional and experienced technicians who can handle all types of boiler service, from annual maintenance to emergency heating repairs to top-notch heating equipment replacement.