Exploring The Importance Of Air Conditioner Maintenance

Hello, my name is Darby Aldrich. I would like to talk to you about the importance of maintaining your air conditioning system. When I moved to a hot climate, I did not realize how vital having a running air conditioner was for living comfortably. When the unit just stopped working one day, the temperature inside the house rivaled the piping hot weather outdoors. We had to go to the community center to keep the kids from feeling sick. While we were gone, we had a local HVAC contractor fix the unit. She let us know that some simple maintenance tasks would prevent that situation in the future. I will use this site to closely explore those tasks in great detail. I hope you can use the information to keep your air conditioner running like new. Thanks.

Getting Inside: How Commercial Boilers Are Repaired


Commercial boilers are between four and eight times the size of a residential boiler. If you have ever seen a residential boiler, then this estimate of size for a commercial boiler gives you a really good idea at how big these things are. That said, if you ever need to call an HVAC contractor for commercial boiler repair, you may want to stick around and watch the contractor work. He/she will almost have to crawl inside the boiler to fix it, and it is interesting to watch. This is how it usually goes. 

The Access Panel Is Removed

After the boiler is shut down and has had time to cool off a bit, the contractor removes the access panel. This exposes the internal components and workings of the boiler, as well as the open spaces inside it. If it is large enough, the contractor can step inside to examine the components to see where there might be a problem. If the boiler is not quite that big, the contractor will scope out the problem with a special articulating camera to find the issues that are causing the boiler to malfunction. 

The Boiler Is Broken Down to Remove the Broken Parts

After locating the broken parts, the contractor begins removing the components that are in the way of the parts that need to be repaired or replaced. The parts that are okay are set aside to be reinstalled later. It is very much like taking a puzzle apart and putting pieces aside to put back later. Finally, the broken parts are removed and examined, fixed when possible (as not all parts need to be completely replaced), and replacement parts are either ordered to be installed later, or installed if the contractor has the parts on his/her truck.

Then all of the other components that were removed and set aside are put back inside the boiler one at a time. The contractor checks to make sure that the parts are quite secure, given that the extreme heat and pressure contained within boiler components are not something you want to leave leaking or unattended. Pressure is checked because boilers of any type rely heavily on the exact pressure needed to function, and then the access panel is screwed back on the exterior of the boiler. Nothing should be left inside the boiler except its own parts (e.g., tools, rags, items that could melt, etc.). 


13 January 2020