Since the heating season is right around the corner, you’ve probably started to think about whether or not you should invest in boiler maintenance in Pittsburgh.
But, at what cost?
On average, boiler maintenance costs anywhere between $75–$350.
The two biggest factors that will affect the cost to maintain your boiler include:
- What’s included in the maintenance agreement
- Company or contractor performing maintenance
But, before we dive into the factors that will affect the cost of your boiler maintenance, let’s look at a few reasons why it’s important to have your boiler maintained annually by a skilled professional.
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Benefits of boiler maintenance
We get it, you don’t want to spend money on a service that doesn’t provide benefits. However, boiler maintenance is not a waste of money. In fact, hiring a professional to maintain your system annually can save you a lot of money in the long run.
A few benefits of boiler maintenance include:
- Increased energy efficiency
- Decreased heating bills
- Increased boiler lifespan
- Less chance of costly repairs
- Keeps your warranty valid
Cost factor #1: What’s included in the maintenance agreement
When it comes to boiler maintenance, the biggest cost factor is the list of services that are included in a maintenance agreement.
The more services included, the higher the cost.
According to Energy Star, during a typical heating (furnace or boiler) maintenance check-up, a tech should:
- Check thermostat settings
- Tighten all electrical connections
- Lubricate all moving parts
- Check controls of the system to ensure proper and safe operation
- Check all gas (or oil) connections, gas pressure, burner combustion and heat exchanger
If you’re trying to decide on a company or contractor to perform your boiler maintenance and you notice that they do not offer one or more of these items, our advice would be to go with another company.
If you are investing in boiler maintenance, you want assurance that your heating system is being carefully maintained and inspected, so you don’t have to pay for costly repairs or replacements down the road.
Cost factor #2: Company or contractor performing the maintenance
The other major factor that will affect the price (and quality) of your boiler maintenance is the company or contractor you hire.
Typically, the more experienced the company or contractor is, the more they will charge. However, paying for a technician who knows what they are doing could save you money in the long run.
When selecting a company or contractor, you want to ensure that:
- They have great reviews on sites like Google and Facebook
- They are licensed and insured
- The tech performing maintenance is experienced and trained (For reference, all of our techs go through 5 years of HVAC school with 10,000 hours of on-the-job training.)
Ready to get your boiler in shape for the winter? Hire Pittsburgh’s best: Calfo
At Calfo, we offer two types of maintenance services, a check-up, with 21-points of service and a more extensive tune-up, with 58-points of service. Regardless of what kind of maintenance agreement you’re looking for, we’re happy to work with you to find a solution that will keep your boiler running safely and efficiently all winter long.