As the colder weather approaches, it’s important to prepare your home for the temperature changes. During this time, you'll need an annual boiler cleaning to ensure your heating system operates effectively when you turn it on. Here's a closer look at how this service can minimize boiler repairs and enhance your comfort during the fall and winter.

Why Do You Need Annual Boiler Cleaning?

1. Avoid Unexpected Boiler Repairs

Unforeseen problems with your home's heating system can disrupt your comfort on the coldest days of the year. A malfunctioning boiler can prevent the interior from warming up to the desired temperature. During the boiler cleaning appointment, the professional will check for any existing problems and perform the necessary repairs to help the appliance function correctly throughout the season and avoid more significant, costly concerns.

2. Promote Seasonal Comfort

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There's more demand for boiler repairs and maintenance at the end of the year. If your system stops working properly or fails completely during this time, you may need to wait longer for professional service. As a general rule, you should try to schedule an annual boiler cleaning before the school year begins to ensure timely work that will keep your family comfortable on cold nights.

3. Minimize Energy Costs

An efficient boiler meets your desired temperature using the least amount of energy possible. Unfortunately, dirt and grime buildup can slow down the appliance’s productivity and reduce its ability to warm the home effectively. 

As a result, your HVAC system will have to cycle on and off more frequently, raising your energy bills. In other cases, poor efficiency could be due to pressure problems or a faulty part. Having a professional clean the boiler will ensure the system runs as smoothly as possible so that you can save on your energy costs. 


If you need professional boiler cleaning before the cold weather arrives, turn to McGuire Plumbing & Heating. Our family-owned and -operated company proudly serves clients throughout New London County, CT, including Griswold and Voluntown. Whether you need a general inspection or boiler repairs, we’re committed to your family's comfort year-round. Visit our website for more information on our boiler services, or call (860) 376-3388 to schedule an appointment.