Boiler Maintenance In Minneapolis Area
With the rising cost of fuel, it is essential that your boilers operate as efficiently as possible. All Climate Mechanical will service your boiler by performing a thorough ‘Boiler Tune Up’ at an economical cost.
Our tune ups include:
- Testing and adjusting your boilers combustion to maximize your heating capacity while reducing your energy consumption.
- Cleaning the tubes and exchangers
- Adjusting your expansion tanks
- Adjusting your reset controls
- Recording any problems found on your system and offering you the correct solutions to ensure a safe, economical operation each season.
- Complete and submit paperwork for Boiler Tune Up Rebates (varies by utility company – typically each boiler is eligible for a rebate every other year.)
The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
Have you done all you can to protect your family, employees or tenants? Carbon monoxide detectors are a great start, but they will only alert you when there is a problem – they will not prevent the problem from occurring or fix it once it happens. Proper maintenance and cleaning of your gas fueled appliances and equipment is crucial to the prevention of carbon monoxide exposure.
A combustion analysis is the best way to determine if your boiler is running properly. Having this analysis performed in conjunction with a boiler tune up may even qualify you for a rebate from your natural gas provider. Most natural gas utility companies will pay a rebate every other year for a boiler tune-up.
CenterPoint Energy – Commercial Customers
CenterPoint Energy – Residential Customers
What to Look For
The following danger signs may indicate a greater risk for carbon monoxide
- A gas flame that is burning yellow or orange. (All gas flames should burn BLUE)
- Corrosion around exhaust vent pipes.
- Improper ventilation
- Sooty stains on or above appliances
- Blocked chimney or flue
Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Exposure
- Unexplained tiredness and drowsiness
- Headaches that improve when you are away from your residence
- Chest Pains
If you are experiencing these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
Carbon monoxide: Code often allows 400 parts per million (ppm). But to be safe you would not want to see any more than 150 ppm. A reading above 150 ppm would be a red flag to double-check the combustion. High levels of carbon monoxide suggest that there is not enough oxygen for the amount of fuel being burned. Or, conversely, there is too much fuel for the amount of oxygen. High carbon monoxide levels also indicate that there is not complete combustion and that fuel is being wasted.
Depending upon the appliance, you can generally adjust air, fuel or both. If you find high levels of carbon monoxide, either increase the oxygen or decrease the fuel until you find safe carbon monoxide measurements in the flue.