Owning a boiler certainly comes with its benefits—not only are these systems extremely efficient and effective, but they’re also super durable, capable of lasting upwards of 15 years! But unfortunately, no matter how efficient or durable your boiler it, eventually it is going to have to be replaced.
There are plenty of signs that suggest the time for boiler replacement service has come, and below, we have outlined a few of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and of course, remember to contact our team when you need service!)
5 Signs it’s Time to Let Go
There are a number of signs that suggest the time for a replacement has come:
1. It’s Old
The average lifespan of a heater is anywhere between 10 and 20 years. Traditionally, boiler systems tend to last longer than forced-air systems, but on average, 20 years is the limit for most systems. So, if your heater has aged beyond this average life expectancy, it might be time to invest in a new system.
2. It Requires Frequent Repairs
Your heating system should not require more than just one repair every few repairs. As a rule of thumb, if you are spending 50% or more the cost of a new system on repairs, it is better to just bite the bullet and invest in a new heater.
3. Is Costing You More Money
If you have found yourself paying more and more each month to keep your home comfortable, it is likely that your outdated boiler is the culprit. See, as the system ages, it accumulates regular wear and tear, which, in turn, leads to reduced efficiency and bigger bills.
Although boilers are designed to resist corrosion by keeping oxygen out of the system, long-term use can eventually lead to rust. When you see rust or other types of corrosion on the boiler tank, it is definitely time to think about a replacement.
5. Poor Heat Distribution
If you notice random hot and cold spots popping up around your home, it is likely that your boiler is having trouble evenly distributing heat. This is definitely a big problem, and a sign that something is wrong—it just may be that your system is on its way out.
Don’t Wait to Call in a Professional
If you suspect that your boiler is due for a replacement, do not hesitate to contact a certified HVAC professional for help. Trust us, only a professional has the tools, knowledge, and expertise to carefully remove your existing system and put a new, highly-efficient boiler in its place!
And, as a reminder, there may be plenty of amateurs willing to service your system for a fairly cheap price, however, an attempt to save money could end up costing you much more in the long run. Therefore, it is always better to call in a pro and get the job done right the first time around!
Schedule your boiler replacement services with the team at California Radiant today! We are your premier boiler installer and service provider!