North Vancouver, Canada

901 3rd St W Unit 342


Regular maintenance is key to making your boiler last as long as possible. You should have it serviced every year by a qualified technician. This will help keep it running smoothly and prevent any potential problems from developing. Additionally, you should be sure to bleed the radiator valves regularly to ensure that they are not clogged and to keep the system working efficiently. Lastly, be sure to keep an eye on the pressure gauge and monitor it closely to ensure that the boiler is operating at the correct pressure. By following these simple tips, you can help extend the life of your boiler and keep it running smoothly for many years to come.

Creating quality air for indoor combustion

If your boiler is located in an indoor space, it’s important to be aware of the potential hazards that could impact its operation. Flammable liquids and other chemicals should be kept away from the boiler to prevent fires or explosions. Lint from laundry areas can also clog air pathways in the boiler, leading to efficiency issues. For these reasons, it’s best to keep the following items away from your boiler:

  • Flammable liquids and materials
  • Laundry detergents and bleach
  • Other chemicals and pollutants

By taking these precautions, you can help ensure that your boiler operates safely and efficiently.

Where should the vents for outdoor combustion air be placed?

All high-efficiency gas-fired appliances, as well as some conventional devices, utilize outside air to operate. This implies that the installation contractor will almost certainly need to run combustion and exhaust venting through an exterior wall. Understand that your contractor may be restricted in terms of where he can place the venting; however, there is usually leeway.

The location of your vents may be determined by the placement of your mechanical room and whether you have a finished basement.

The installer will assess the areas around the chimney where vents may be installed. Chemical contamination, high pollen, excessive dust, and the potential of attracting physical debris are all reasons to be concerned. Dust and pollen can clog orifices, screens, and other small pathways in the gas train. They can also be abrasive, acting like sandpaper by wearing down soft materials over time. Larger particles might harm valves and obstruct screens and passages that give air and fuel mixtures.

For this reason, make sure that garden and landscape plants do not grow within a few feet of the boiler venting. Trim trees to keep the venting space open. The presence of airborne chemicals in the vicinity may harm the appliance, so choose a location carefully.