Boilers have long been used to heat homes, but as they get older, they become more problem than heating solution. Problem Solved Plumbing and Heating has seen many boilers over the years, and we understand boiler replacement. It’s important to see the signs of troublesome boilers and get it replaced before it becomes an emergency. You don’t want to be without heat in the dead of winter.
We’ve put together this guide to help you find the signs of a bad boiler and when it’s time for a replacement. Keep your home warm and safe during the winter season.
Is Your Boiler Safe to Use?
How a boiler system works is it heats water and the heat from the water is pushed throughout the house to keep it warm. As you can guess, if something should happen such as a pressure increase or water doesn’t feed into it properly, then it can be a major safety hazard. Have one of Problem Solved Plumbing and Heating professionals come to check out your boiler every season. We can find the problem early and make sure it’s within safety protocols.
Older Models Need Boiler Replacement
The older the boiler model, the more likely it needs to be replaced. Age impacts everything and you might start noticing rust spots and other physical signs that the boiler has lived past its prime. Your average boiler can last 15 years or more, but once it gets past 15 years you should pay extra attention to it. Age impacts boilers, causing many problems and it may end up breaking down at the time you need it most.
Noticed Higher Utility Bills?
A brand new boiler is at its peak efficiency. As it gets older, the efficiency decreases, and newer more efficient models are created. If you notice your utility bills creeping higher every year, then it may be time to replace your boiler. Older boilers work harder because scale buildup from dissolved minerals in the water can make it more difficult to efficiently heat your home.
Increased Number of Repairs
It’s not unusual for a boiler to have an occasional repair, but if you need repairs every year or need multiple repairs at one time, then it’s time for a replacement. The problem isn’t going to get better and the increased cost of repairs eventually offsets the cost of a new boiler. Don’t wait until you’re paying hundreds of dollars a year before getting a new boiler.
It Can’t Keep Up with Heat Production
The purpose of the boiler is to provide heat to the home, but as it gets older and less efficient, it can’t keep up with the demand. If you notice the temperature never reaching where you set it or the boiler doesn’t turn on as it should, then it needs to be replaced. A technician from Problem Solved Plumbing and Heating can come to your house and evaluate your boiler.
Get Your Boiler Replaced Now
You don’t want your boiler to go out during cold weather, so contact Problem Solved Plumbing and Heat in Cochrane to look at your boiler. Boiler replacement is an eventual necessity for everyone and it’s best to get it done early. If you want to know more about boiler issues or want a technician to inspect your boiler, contact us today.