The Boiler Room Blog

Advice on commercial water heater selection, maintenance and safety issues for businesses that rely on a steady supply of hot water.

dry air

Battling Winter’s Wrath: How to Manage Dry Air Indoors

Understanding how to manage dry air ensures you, your guests and tenants remain healthy and happy.

As beautiful as winter months in the Midwest are, there are a few seasonal pitfalls.  Of course, we all think of frightful frigid weather outdoors, but the warm and cozy indoors offer drawbacks as well – primarily dry air.

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outdoor equipment maintenance

How To Winterize Outdoor Machines & Equipment

 

Spend a few hours winterizing your expensive outdoor equipment to make it last longer and perform better. Save money and avoid costly repairs with these maintenance tips.

Does your business have green space to maintain? Whether it’s a simple front lawn or a complex landscape design, there’s a good chance you are using some type of machinery to keep the grass and other vegetation looking trimmed and tidy. When winter approaches, don’t forget that those outdoor machines require extra attention before storing them for the season. A little preventative maintenance goes a long way in ensuring they are working properly when you need them again in spring!

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soft water

Soft Water: A Must For Commercial Water Heating

Don’t underestimate the advantages of soft water!

Like a lot of business owners, you might be wondering, “What are the benefits of a water softener?” It’s important to understand that if your water isn’t softened, you can run the risk of causing damage to your critical infrastructure – and that means more money out of your pocket, both short and long-term. We’ll take a look at why you should be using a water softener system to benefit your business, your equipment and your bottom line. But first, some basics.

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early signs of water heater failure

6 Early Signs of Water Heater Failure

Know these early signs of water heater failure. You may be able to prevent a water heater failure emergency before it happens.

If you run a restaurant, hotel or apartment building, just thinking about a “no hot water” situation might make you panic. No dishwashers or no showers? No thank you! After all, you need hot water to run your business. Remember: your commercial water heater is a mechanical piece of equipment. So it’s not a matter of if your water heater will fail—it’s a matter of when. Eventually, all water heaters fail.

But you can be prepared. Look for these early signs of water heater failure—and learn what to do when your commercial water heater is acting up. Read on!

exploding water heater

Your Water Heater Can EXPLODE! Mythbusters, Revisited

Mythbusters confirmed it. Everything you need to know about exploding water heaters!

Hot water is as simple as turning on a faucet—it’s a basic part of living as a human being in the developed world. It hasn’t always been that easy though. Before the modern standard of water heating units in every building and home, hot water was considered a luxury; it was not a necessity, nor a standard. Happily for us modern folk, hot water is readily available and no longer a luxury.

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You NEED Regularly Scheduled HVAC Maintenance!

HVAC maintenance is NOT a job for the amateur handyman, that’s for certain.

You’ve probably seen plenty of billboards, fleet vehicles and other advertisements with the word HVAC on it. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning. It’s just one of those things that everyone takes for granted, but as soon as it’s gone, we seek immediate aid. In fact, modern living would be impossible without it.

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slab leak

Slab Leaks: A Costly Problem

Don’t let a slab leak get the best of you! Early detection is key to preventing further damage.

A slab leak, also known as a foundation leak or concrete slab leak, is a plumbing industry term for a leak within the waterline piping below the concrete floor of your home or business. Slab leaks are an issue in homes and buildings of all ages, and can quickly become a very costly problem. Not only does a slab leak waste an excessive amount of water, but a leaking pipeline system can quickly cause damage to the foundation of your home or business, not to mention compromise your entire structure.

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water heater maintenance

Winter Prep for Water Heaters

Take these water heater winter prep precautions and you’ll have a much happier spring!

A water heater not properly prepared for winter can create a serious mess, resulting in a time-consuming hassle that’ll cost you a lot of money, both short- and long-term. So be sure your water heater is ready to roll this winter and into the coming spring by following these tips for water heater winter prep.

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Commercial Water Heater Systems – Know Your Options

Asking the right questions when looking at how to choose a water heater. With so many options, we can point you in the right direction.

When it comes to commercial water heaters, you have options, and it’s important to discuss those options with a trained water heater professional. We’ve talked about the importance of correct commercial water heater sizing, but did you know that there are often multiple water heater tank sizing options to meet your commercial hot water usage requirements?

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