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Steam Boiler Annual Maintenance 

April 20, 2021

Steam Boiler Annual Maintenance 


Taking care of a steam boiler installation is not only essential, but required by law. Steam boiler maintenance in Toronto, and all of Ontario, is required to ensure a safe, productive steam plant. Annual maintenance is scheduled to perform many preventative maintenance tasks, including soot buildup removal, refractory inspection, and in some cases the combustion quality is checked by testing exhaust gas for carbon monoxide. Boiler inspections can also verify that the proper paperwork is being done by the boiler owner. As a steam boiler owner, you will have to commit downtime for the inspection, so plan accordingly to ensure you have time to cool, drain, fill, and re-fire your steam plant around any steam demands.

Steam boiler maintenance in Toronto is important to conform to pressure vessel laws. If you own and operate steam boilers, an annual inspection must be done to not only to stay in the law, but to keep your steam plant safe. A boiler that does not get an inspection is prone to many issues that will strain your boiler operators and put them at risk. Without inspection of exhaust gas, carbon monoxide emissions can go above the limit. Without inspection of the tubes, you can build up excessive soot on the furnace side, or scale on the water side, forcing your boiler to work harder than normal to generate steam. This directly leads to increased costs in gas/electric energy, or expensive tube cleaning visits. Aside from these, without a proper inspection, in extreme cases, the refractory on the boiler door could crack and fail, resulting in a boiler explosion. It is clear that a boiler inspection could save time, money, and lives.

Getting steam boiler maintenance in Toronto is easy. Our certified technicains at A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, can provide you with the resources you need to keep a healthy and managed steam plant. Don’t let your boilers go rogue, get the maintenance they need to keep your steam needs going for years to come. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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  • First experience was on New Year's Day, 2020, when furnace stopped. Called A-Plus and they had a rep (Jack) out quickly. He did some troubleshooting. He wasn't giving BS. Gave me options on repairing or replacing. Non-biased, no pressure. I chose replace and it was done the next day. Good experience all around. Second experience was early March, 2021 when a harsh chemical smell emanating from the furnace room, and pushed through the HVAC venting, permeated the house. Very concerning. Was late night, called A-Plus, immediately answered and suggested some safety moves for the evening. Booked a visit for the morning. Jack again came and assessed the issue and advised where the smell came from (outside). Again, very professional, quick, no BS, good guy. Completely satisfied with the service after often being given the BS treatment from other service providers for the house. Would definitely recommend.

    Daniel Colombo
    a month ago
  • A Plus Quality Inc were absolutely AMAZING! I changed my furnace, AC, and humidifier. They were quick, efficient, professional and did an outstanding job. I definitely recommend them to everyone!

    Paul D
    3 weeks ago
  • From the moment we called A Plus, until our heat was restored, the customer service was excellent! Polite and caring over the phone. Considerate and efficient technicians at the service end. Highly recommend.

    sue casey
    a month ago
  • A Plus Quality did a wonderful job installing our new Carrier heating system and ecobee smart thermostat. The technicians were courteous, professional and followed the health and safety protocols in regards to Covid-19. Thank you for a job well done!

    Patri A
    a month ago
  • what an amazing company, very friendly well experienced in the trade. they have lots of knowledge and the take all percostion of covid when coming into my house. they are also very clean and get the job done right. I will definitely be going to them again. I highly recommend for everyone to use a-plus quality.

    Gianluca Altobello
    a month ago

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  • How do I know what size unit I need?
    If you have any problems with your system, you should contact the contractor who installed the units. All our systems are covered by a 5 year parts, 7 year compressor limited warranty
     
  • Water is Leaking on my Furnace

    Water falling on to the furnace can harm your heating unit by affecting the control boards and other components enclosed in the furnace. There can be many causes to the water overflow, but the most common cases in the summer is the ice build up inside the evaporator coil due to low refrigerant level. Water build up can also be due to the evaporator coil having a crack on the base, if this is the case contact us by booking an appointment or call us today to have a technician come have a look at your unit and repair this issue before it causes excessive damage.  

  • What is a mini-split?

    By definition, and simply put, a “Split System” is a heating and air conditioning system which has two main components, the indoor unit and outdoor unit. In short, the indoor unit absorbs heat energy in the cooling mode, and the outdoor unit rejects the very heat absorbed by the indoor unit. And the cycle is repeated until the set temperature is met. Although the indoor and outdoor units are located in physically different, hence “split” locations, they are connected and operate as, one system; continuously circulating refrigerant liquid and vapor by means of interconnecting, dehydrated copper refrigerant lines, commonly referred to as a “Line Set”.

  • Why is there ice building up on the copper pipes?

    There can be many reasons why the refrigerant pipes are freezing up but the most common issue is low refrigerant levels. If your AC unit has ice buildup turn off the unit for at least 4 hours and call us at 416-410-0337

  • What is a heat pump?

    Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.

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