http://www.uniongas.com/business/savemoneyenergy/equipmenttips/indoorheating/indoorBoiler.asp Lower your fuel costs While modern boiler installations tend to be highly sophisticated with many self-monitoring and self-regulating features, it pays to maintain and follow a rigid maintenance and inspection schedule. Studies have shown that, on average, 7% of boiler fuel costs are a direct result of poor maintenance. Go to our Save Money & Energy section to see our Condensing Boiler incentive program. The following boiler maintenance tips have been adapted from the Cleaver-Brooks Boiler Room Guide, an extensive document referring to various topics including General Boiler Description, Inspections, Start-up, Routine Operations, Shutting Down and Theory of Combustion and Thermodynamics.
Boiler maintenance tips Know your equipment. Keep the boiler manufacturer's manual and data in a special file and ensure that staff consults this information whenever in doubtMaintain complete records - individual components should be listed on indexed cards or computer database by model, serial number and date of installationEstablish a regular boiler inspection scheduleEstablish and use boiler log sheetsEstablish and keep written operating procedures updated. A detailed start-up procedure is essential in standardizing boiler room routineEmphasize good housekeepingKeep electrical equipment cleanMaintain adequate fresh air supply - filters must be kept cleanIn severe winter weather, the room may need to be heated to an acceptable ambient temperatureKeep accurate fuel recordsEmphasize safety in all aspects of boiler operation