Posted: February 5, 2024

Your Essential Boiler Maintenance Checklist

What Does a Tune-Up Include?

boiler service Ulster County, NY Keeping your Hudson Valley home comfortably warm is very important. If your home depends on a heating oil boiler for home heating, then it’s important that you have an annual maintenance visit for your boiler.

Bottini Fuel offers equipment service plans that include boiler maintenance (tune-up) and will ensure you lower the risk of expensive repairs and get as much efficiency as possible out of your heating system.

Heating Oil Tune-Up Checklist

A Bottini heating oil tune-up includes the following:

Benefits of Annual Boiler Maintenance

Regular maintenance is a vital money-saving investment for your heating oil 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 heating oil safety even further by taking care of boiler maintenance regularly.

This tune-up service allows a licensed Bottini heating oil 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 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. 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 Heating Oil Boiler

Like any piece of equipment, your heating oil 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.

Boiler Installation

If you’re in the market for a new boiler for your Ulster County, NY home, the knowledgeable sales team and technicians at Bottini Fuel can help you find the right boiler for your home’s size and budget. We even offer free estimates.

Bottini Fuel installs high-efficiency boilers, and our selection of boilers includes the world’s most trusted brands. And when you trust your boiler installation to Bottini Fuel, we’ll make sure to get your boiler up and running quickly, and we won’t leave a mess.

With your newly installed boiler, you’ll start saving immediately on your annual energy bills. In fact, you could save as much as 30%.

The Bottini Difference

Bottini Fuel has decades of experience keeping our customers comfortable and safe in their homes.

Contact Bottini Fuel today to learn more or request a free estimate. With locations serving New York’s Hudson Valley as well Pike County, Pennsylvania and Sussex County, New Jersey, we’ve got you covered.