The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing more than 100 power equipment, engine and utility vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, offers seven questions to help home and business owners prepare for this seasonal change, while we talk about outdoor equipment you want to make sure you don’t forget about the interior of the building, that’s why you should consider getting a boiler installation to keep warm inside during the cold weather.
A broken down boiler is never ideal but it’s particularly inconvenient in winter. No one wants to wake up or come home to a chilly house and no hot water when it’s already cold outside. If you service your boiler before winter hits, this will massively reduce the chances of it breaking down when it starts to get really cold. This is because during the service a boiler engineer should spot any faults or minor issues and fix them before they stop your boiler working properly.
“Good maintenance means equipment will be in great shape when spring arrives and you want to tackle landscaping projects again,” said Kris Kiser, President and CEO of OPEI. “Now is also the time for snow thrower and generator maintenance and reviewing Winter Snow Removal Programs so you’re ready when the snow arrives.”
- Do you know how to use your equipment properly? Review owner’s manuals for equipment. Re-familiarize safe handling procedures and required maintenance needs. If you lost your manual, you can usually find it online.
- Does any of your equipment need servicing? Before storing equipment, clean and service it or take it to a small engine repair shop. Drain and change engine oil and dispose of old oil safely. Service the air filter, and other maintenance activities as directed by your service manual. Check all winter equipment coming out of storage and see what maintenance and repairs are required and especially dont forget to check he car, these options improve traction in the winter will definitely help you to prevent accidents.