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Prevent Home Heating Problems in Winnipeg

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Winter might be a long way away but now is the time to take note of the important preventative maintenance tips to ensure our furnace / boilers are working as efficiently as possible.

Prevent any unforeseen inconveniences and ensure you and your family remain warm throughout the winter. Here are our preventative home heating maintenance tips from Derksen Plumbing and Heating: Continue reading

Clean Furnace/Boiler. Warm Home.

We are halfway through the long Winnipeg winter so here are few tips to ensure our furnace / boilers are working as efficiently as possible.  Let’s prevent any unforeseen inconveniences so we can remain warm throughout the remaining months of winter. Continue reading

Preventative Maintenance

Derksen Plumbing & Heating

Your Winnipeg business depends on a complicated anatomy of pipes and wiring to keep you comfortable. Everything from your heating to A/C to plumbing and sump pumps are made up of countless components. Ideally, everything works in concert, as designed. However, as you probably already know, heating, cooling and plumbing in Winnipeg can be full of surprises. That’s why a maintenance contract with Derksen Plumbing and Heating for your business can be one of the best investments you ever make. Continue reading

Boiler Maintenance: A Priority for Your Business

Business owners who use boiler-heating know that special care must be taken to keep the boiler operating safely and efficiently while extending the life of the boiler. Keeping a regularly scheduled maintenance routine will help prevent equipment failure and long-term problems.

Keep the manual. It has maintenance recommendations specific to the make and model of boiler you own. Besides those recommendations, you can set up your own schedule. Here is a sample list of recommended “checks” for all boiler systems. This list is by no means comprehensive and all services should be completed by a professional who is trained and licensed in boiler operation and repair:

Every day:
· Check for leaks: There should not be water on the floor around the boiler.
· Be sure the boiler area and all openings, vents, etc. into the boiler are unobstructed and there are no combustible materials nearby.
· Check pressure gauges, temperature readings and the display panel for proper levels and any service codes or errors.
· Listen for any unusual vibrations or noises

Each Month:
· Check the relief valve and the relief valve discharge pipe for weeping and leaks.
· Check the drainage system including the line, fittings and trap for blockages.
· Check all piping and vents for any sign of deterioration, blockage or leaking.

· Check the hydronic pipes for leaking
· Test the low-water-cutoff device
· Check burner flame for “normal” appearance.

You can perform all of these checks, but be sure to take note of any system needs and report them to a qualified boiler service provider to get them fixed. Then each year you’ll want to have a professional inspection of your system that includes the following:
· Have all wiring and connections checked.
· Inspect and clean the boiler heat exchanger, the burner assembly, the condensate and venting systems.
· All joint and pipe connections should be tight.
· Water PH levels should be checked.
· Control settings, safety controls and test operations should also be checked.

Derksen Plumbing is the qualified professional who can help you with all your boiler operation maintenance needs and repairs.

Maintenance Tips That Can Prevent Expensive Repair Bills

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” the old saying goes. This is certainly true when it comes to the cost of plumbing and heating maintenance versus the costs of repairs, after something goes wrong. Here’s a few maintenance tips that help prevent those repair bills from coming your way.

  • Cleaning: This is the simplest item on a maintenance list for heating or plumbing systems, but it can make a huge difference in the life of those systems. Cleaning your faucets and particularly your shower head can keep them functioning much longer. Removing the drain cap from your tub and cleaning out any hair that has accumulated below can keep a problem from developing. Having your furnace or boiler professionally cleaned each heating season will keep the burners and motors operating correctly.
  • Filters: Furnace filters need to be changed on a regular basis, usually monthly. If small maintenance item is not done, your furnace has to work much harder and is more likely to require repairs. That furnace filter also is important during the summer months when you are using your air conditioner. Don’t neglect it when the weather warms up. The fins on your air conditioner are also part of its filtration system. They should be kept clean and free from debris, as well.
  • Professional tune ups: Having your heating, cooling and plumbing systems inspected by professionals, at least annually, is the best way to prevent unexpected repair bills. Professional care on a regular basis will keep your home systems operating the way they were intended.
  • Tune Up of Boilers – Gas and Electric

    Every boiler needs a regular tune up to make sure that everything is working properly. This routine maintenance is important for the safety of your family’s home. Annual boiler tune ups will also ensure that your boiler is operating at its maximum efficiency, which will keep your heating bills at a manageable price. There are several items that will be cleaned, checked and tested during a regular boiler tune up.

    Bleeder valves, circulator pump and the water flow valve should all be checked on a gas hot water boiler. The ignition assembly and main burners should be cleaned, and the boiler should be started up to make sure that these items operator properly. This will include checking the pilot light and burner flame outputs.

    Your boiler has several safety valves that need to be checked to be sure that they are functioning properly. Electrical connections should be tightened, and the gas pressure checked to be sure it is at the proper level for your boiler. Your flue for your gas boiler should also be checked for leaks and/or blockages.

    Have your gas or electric boiler tuned up just before the heating season begins is recommended by all manufacturers and is always beneficial to the homeowner for both safety and economic reasons. Call us to set up your boiler tune up appointment now.