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Don’t Forget the Antacid—For You and Your Boiler

Furnace Maintenance - Builders

Time is running out. Have you completed all of your shopping for Thanksgiving dinner? Let’s take a look at the menu to make sure you have everything covered:

  1. Turkey
  2. Ham
  3. Sweet potatoes
  4. Stuffing
  5. Mashed potatoes
  6. Gravy
  7. Green bean casserole
  8. Cranberry sauce
  9. Dinner rolls
  10. Pumpkin pie
  11. Pecan pie
  12. Whipped cream

Chances are good the list is missing one of your family or ethnic favorites like lefse and lutefisk if you are Scandinavian. Or collard greens if you’re from the south. But the list is also missing something else. Your favorite over-the-counter antacid pill or bottle of the pink stuff. By now you’re asking the question, what does this have to do with heating repair in Denver, CO? Well, call Builder’s Heating & Air Conditioning so we can talk with you about antacid protection for the high-efficiency heating equipment that keeps your house warm and comfortable during our cold Colorado winters.

Your high-efficiency furnace, like any fuel burning device, produces moisture or condensate as part of the combustion process. Here’s the problem, the condensate is acidic. The water leaves your house along with other wastewater, and without treatment, the acidic water can harm your pipes and the sewer system. It’s not good for the environment.

Builder’s can take care of the problem for you. Our preferred product is the Axiom NeutraPal Condensate Neutralization Kit. It raises the pH level making the water less acidic before it leaves your home. Think of it like taking your antacid BEFORE you sit down for the Thanksgiving dinner. If you don’t have the Axiom NeutraPal product, make sure to ask our technician about it during your next maintenance call. If you already own one, you may need to replace some components to make sure it continues working correctly.

The condensate treatment is just one small part to maintaining your high-efficiency heating system. It’s easy to think of your heating system as being maintenance free, but it’s really not. Here are just a few of the problems resulting from a lack of preventive maintenance:

  • Eq uses more fuel
  • Less efficient heating
  • Cold spots in the home
  • Boiler makes odd sounds
  • Long term corrosion damage

When it comes to heating service in Denver, CO, make your first and only call to Builder’s Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll make sure your high efficiency boiler doesn’t suffer from the same acid indigestion you might get after the third helping of Thanksgiving dessert. Builder’s, keeping Denver and the suburbs comfortable since 1950.

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