A well-maintained boiler can last for years. In fact, you might think you’ll never have to replace it. But if you start seeing these signs in your Bensalem, Pennsylvania, home, it might be time to replace your boiler.
Rising Fuel Costs
When your boiler is less efficient, the cost to keep your home warm goes up a little more every month and every season. With a new boiler, you’ll feel the savings immediately, even with the upfront cost of replacement.
Boilers are fairly simple machines, which contributes to their long lives. Fewer moving parts means fewer things can break down. Eventually, though, even the best boilers will begin to have problems and require repairs. When those repairs become more frequent, it’s time to consider a new boiler.
The Age of Your Boiler
Most boilers are built to last about 25 years. With good maintenance, some have been known to last 50 years. After the 25-year mark, it’s time to think about replacement, especially if your boiler is less efficient and needs frequent repairs. You may also be faced with the problem of finding parts for an outdated boiler.
When your boiler runs but leaves certain parts of your home too hot or too cold, this is another sign that your boiler may need to be replaced. If you don’t want to spend another winter with dramatic temperature shifts in your home, consider scheduling the replacement in spring.
More Strange Noises
It may seem normal to hear your boiler groan and make strange noises, but some noises indicate problems with your system. The noise might be kettling, which indicates a problem with lime buildup or signals that the pump is worn out. Hopefully a service call will solve the problem, but if a large repair is looming, a new system might be the most cost-effective option.
Whether you need boiler repair or you’re ready for replace your old boiler system, Custom Aire is here to help. Give us a call at (215) 638-1800.