The boiler in your facility is a sturdy and reliable piece of equipment that provides heating for a space or water needed for processing and manufacturing of products.

A brief overview can help you understand the basics of commercial boilers, how they work to provide heating for your building or operation, and how to keep them in good operating condition. Commercial boilers are pressurized systems that burn combustible fuel or use electricity to heat water that is used to provide heating in your building. Some types of boilers use the hot water itself, while others rely on water that has been turned to steam. Inside the boiler, the burners or electric coils generate heat that is transferred to the water by the heat exchanger.

The process creates either hot water or steam, depending on the type of boiler. The hot water or steam is circulated via pipes throughout your building or commercial facility. The water or steam enters radiators or other components that disperse the heat being providing and is typically used in heating large buildings or in processing equipment like a winery, brewery, or distillery.

Natural gas is the most common fuel used in commercial boilers. Other kinds of boilers are available that burn fuel oil or that use electric resistance coils to produce heating from electricity.

Because boilers are volatile systems containing very hot water or steam under high pressure. Care must be taken to ensure the boiler is clean and working properly and that all safety systems are functional and ready to work if needed. Hot water or steam leaks can cause serious injuries or damage. Boilers can explode, which can also cause serious injuries or death as well as catastrophic damage to your commercial facility.

We here at Fix It Thermodynamics are a Licensed Boiler Contractor.

That’s why we can say that we can make sure your boiler receives regular preventive maintenance from a professional trained to do so. Maintenance will not only ensure the system works properly and at its highest level of efficiency but that it also works safely. Contact us to schedule boiler inspection and set up regular maintenance.