Currently, the electric boiler is gaining ground among European households. As its name suggests, this type of boiler uses electricity as a source of energy to power its system and distribute heat to radiators, water heaters or under floorboard heating. But how do you maintain your electric boiler ?
The electric boiler, a great alternative
Among the various heating systems, the electric boiler remains one of the most advantageous. Recommended for floorboard heating but also for the hot water tank or radiators, it is silent and does not need any flue installation. Thanks to the absence of CO² emission, your family has healthy air in the comfort of your home.
In addition, and unlike the gas boiler, electric boilers do not require mandatory annual maintenance. Although optional, annual maintenance is advised.
How can you maintain an electric boiler?
The maintenance of the electric boiler is different from that of a wood or gas boiler, but also less restrictive. It is composed of ;
- an examination ;
- cleaning ;
- final check.
For the first step, it is essential to unplug the power cable to power off the device. All parts of the boiler must be scrutinized carefully. None may be disconnected and all must be securely fastened. All electrical tightening must be checked to ensure that the electrical wires are in place.
The second step is a deep cleaning of all parts, inside and outside the structure. This operation is quite delicate and requires special attention to avoid displacing an accessory by mistake.
Finally, the last step consists of checking the correct operation of the boiler by taking into account one by one its parts and accessories. This step is used to identify the defective ones in order to repair or change them.
Who can maintain an electric boiler?
Although anyone can have the faculties or advice to maintain an electric boiler, the intervention of a professional is always recommended. The expert has all the skills and knowledge in the electric boiler field needed for quality maintenance.
Why is it important to conduct the maintenance ?
It is important to note that the right operation of the electric boiler is directly connected to its energy consumption. As a result, a small malfunction or failure of one of the elements can lead to an increase of the energy bill. The maintenance helps you to have a control over the device and guarantees correct electricity consumption.