As the temperatures drop, it’s natural for residents of Sparta Township, New Jersey, to start preparing for all the challenges winter brings. Winters are often especially unkind to the plumbing of our homes, making it necessary to put extra effort into flushing your outdoor pipes, keeping indoor temperatures warm even while absent or traveling, and keeping a careful eye on clogs. However, bursting pipes resulting from freezing water are far from the only danger to the home in the colder months. One item that is often overlooked is the boiler.
The boiler has a very critical role in Sparta Township homes. Generally speaking, it provides heat for the entire home by piping hot water or steam throughout the walls or via a radiator system. This is especially useful in the winter months. Some specialized combination type boilers also heat up the water used for regular household tasks, such as showering or bathing, doing the dishes, doing the laundry, and more.
In the winter, the usage of the boiler skyrockets. Most people understand that the increased need for heat in the home would lead to more strain on the boiler, but what many don’t realize is that our consumption of hot water also increases in the colder months. This means that combination boilers are forced to work even harder to fulfill their duties in the winter.
Boilers that are regularly maintained are equipped to handle the additional work, but the older the model, the more of a challenge this will be, especially if it hasn’t been looked at by an experienced technician in some time. As your boiler starts to fail, you might notice that your home temperature isn’t rising as quickly or that your water is taking longer to heat up. This might seem like a small annoyance, but over time this can lead to very expensive utility bills and even result in boiler failure.
That’s why it’s critical to have your boiler maintained on a routine basis, especially prior to the winter months. At R Poust Inc, our plumbers are experienced in boiler installation, maintenance, repairs, and replacements and can assist with any of your boiler-related needs. To schedule an appointment or access more information, simply contact us by filling out our online form, or giving us a call at 973-520-7444.