The reason why you got a heating system installed in your home or business premise was to be able to control temperatures. Controlling temperature is a valuable resource that makes a world of difference when weather conditions remain unpredictable.
Chances are you spent quite a bit of money to get the heater installed. So it only makes sense to protect your investment by keeping your heating system clean.
Here are tips on how you can maintain and keep your heating system clean.
Cleaning the heating system every so often helps in preventing corrosion.
The oil tank metal is susceptible to oxidisation brought about by water condensation. The condensation contributes to accelerated damage and accumulation of sludge.If you keep your heating system clean, it will lessen the corrosion damage.
Another alternative is to replace underground storage tanks with above ground sheltered tanks.
Monitor the Storage Tank’s Legs
A storage shell is exposed to elements, whether or not it is adequately sheltered, and this could cause corrosion.
It is important to keep an eye on the tank’s legs, which often receive the blow of corrosion and because they bear the weight of the tank it could be disastrous.
The weight they have to bear should be as per manufacturer recommendation. Otherwise, they may tilt under pressure and crack.
Check for Leaks
One of the other important aspects of maintaining your heating system is to regularly check all its elements for leaks.
Oil leaks may occur at any point of the heating system including the tank, delivery line, pipes, fittings or valves. It is vital to keep your heating system clean by cleaning leakage areas as well as sealing them with foil tape.
When oil leaks are over ten gallons, get immediate help from a professional.
Clean the Burner
The burner is yet another important part of the heating system and should be kept clean to maintain its heating dependability.
The burner can get carbon as well as other residue encrusting which may prevent it from lighting to full brilliance. Residue buildup also causes uneven heating which affecting the system’s heating abilities.
Cleaning up the burner regularly will keep it working as expected as well as reduce fuel cost.
Increase your Heater’s Efficiency
There is always room for improvement when it comes to heating systems. Constantly look out for new models of parts that might help to save on repair costs.
Protected fuel delivery lines are amongst the popular upgrade options because the protective sleeve they come with help with leak prevention. Safety valves also help with increasing your heating system’s efficiency.
Get a professional to check your heating system once in awhile to make sure that everything is running as it should. A professional can also keep your heating system clean by performing scheduled cleaning.
In summary, you can save on cost and increase efficiency by keeping your heating system clean. Making simple upgrades to your heating system could also help you save on costly repairs and lower your overall heating costs.